Write up

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jhansen, May 25, 2016.

  1. Jhansen

    Jhansen New Member

    So yesterday I was in a big rush to get my airs off, I didn't notice my gas tank when leaving the building (I've never had this issue before). I ran out of gas right in front of my first air. Took 2 hours for a mechanic to bring me gas. I still managed to get in the building on time that night, but my head Sup. still called and talked a bunch of :censored2:. I found out from another driver she's been going around talking to the other drivers about me. Got a call from my steward to be in early today, for a write up. As a driver, I come in, rearrange truck and hurry up to leave. I don't think it's my responsibility to have my truck filled first thing in the morning, or I would have been late anyway for my airs. How should I go about fighting this write up?
     
  2. porkwagon

    porkwagon Active Member

    Checking that you have a full tank is part of the pre trip which is your responsibility. Start doing a pre trip.
     
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  3. Jhansen

    Jhansen New Member

    I would have gotten written up for late airs by the same Sup... So either way I'm screwed.
     
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  4. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Own it! Take responsibility for your actions. Apologize and remember....it's probably just a warning letter. Don't talk about other crap you can't prove. Don't get personal, it was an honest mistake.
     
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  5. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    If it's within a 9 month timeframe, yes it could sting a bit., but slow down and clean it up.
     
  6. porkwagon

    porkwagon Active Member

    Getting written up for the late air because you checked for fuel and filled the tank would be easy to fight. That write up would easily get tossed.
     
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  7. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    If u don't think u can make you air tell them you need help. You are obviously a fairly new driver who still fears letting them down. Do the right thing. Don't rush in the am, do a proper pre trip and be safe.
     
  8. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    It's not your responsibility? Whose is it?

    You operate the vehicle, it's absolutely your responsibility. Fill it up at night and it won't be so stressful in the morning
     
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  9. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    You're not going to get much sympathy here. In many building drivers have to refuel there trucks themselves. Just be happy you seem to have a car wash that does it for the most part.

    From what it sounds like you need to slow down a tad. You need to do a pretrip. I recommend you start doing one every morning and make sure it's right in front of your management. If you have to much air tell them. It's much easier to fight a write up for something you told them then for not doing a pretrip.

    Sorry but this time you need to take your medicine.
     
  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Come on, give the guy his trophy. He showed up.
     
  11. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    His trophy is a warning letter. Enjoy.
     
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  12. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    How is that getting there early and arranging your load working for you now? Looks to me like it didn't garner as many brownie points as you thought. As a feeder driver, we consistently had late fuel drops, so there is no guarantee you'd have a full tank on a daily basis. I had 2 tanks to check daily. I kept a long stick behind the seat so I could check where I couldn't see. 38 years. Never ran out of fuel. It's part of your pretrip inspection, as is a properly working fuel guage. Put on your big boy pants and learn something from this experience.
     
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  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Oh, and be sure to thank the scum driver that didn't fill up last night.

    Always better to have late airs because you have to fill up. Let that driver take the heat.
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Great advice!!!
     
  15. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Be glad it was just an empty tank of gas. If you missed a safety item, like no horn or a wheel fell off, no one would be asking about you air at all.

    It takes awhile to learn that you must absolutely play by their rules. No one can blame you for late air if you tell them you will miss your air commits for a legitimate reason. No fuel is pretty legitimate.
     
  16. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Lot easier to get by with no horn than no gas.
     
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  17. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

    Now I feel lucky our car washers do that for us. We have our own pump in building
     
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  18. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Same here. Though we still check our gas because they make mistakes sometimes.
     
  19. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You still hopefully check your fuel gauges in the am though
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Check fuel gauges or unscrew the gas cap and visually inspect it? Not so much a problem now but you could never trust the fuel gauges in old trucks.