“On Topic” Yard Control Safety Violation Walkthrough.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Integrity, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    A UPS employee observes a feeder driver or one of the shifters, driving through the yard clearly and blatantly in excess of the posted speed limit for the yard.

    In your opinion what action should this UPS employee take?

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  2. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    At my building it’s not really the feeder drivers it’s more on the guys and gals shifting.Better training of these people would seem like a win win for me.
     
  3. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    How can said employees verify the actual speed of the “speeding” feeder?
     
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  4. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    If reported by the employee it would go nowhere..management doesn’t care about speeding. If they cared then why doesn’t telematics have an excessive speed report?
    Speeding is the #1 reason for an on road fatality , yet UPS doesn’t monitor our speed..
     
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  5. DothetruckshaveAC?

    DothetruckshaveAC? New Member

    There are a lot of variables at play here. I mean going a few miles per hour over in the yard during a slow part of the day (no sort running) or blatantly hauling ass with people and equipment all over?
     
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  6. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    They can see how fast you travelled.
     
  7. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Only matters when you crash and it can be used against you , but if you run and gun all day without hitting anything its ok
     
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  8. DothetruckshaveAC?

    DothetruckshaveAC? New Member

    Right.. no disciplinary action can be taken based on technology alone, so GPS could clock him at 73 and they couldn't do anything.
     
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  9. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    I corrected original post to include the shifters.

    What should a UPS employee do if they observe this type of Yard Safety Control Violation?
     
  10. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    “UPS employee” covers the management employees too right?
     
  11. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Fixed original post for you.
     
  12. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Yes.
     
  13. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    I’ve never heard a member of management say “You’re going too fast” to a union employee
     
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  14. DothetruckshaveAC?

    DothetruckshaveAC? New Member

    I see only two real options, confront the driver or notify management. As already addressed, no disciplinary action is likely to be taken or if they try it it's an easy grievance for discipline based on technology as that is the only method of determining the drivers speed. That makes option two useless. So.. talk to the driver?
     
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    In my experience, Package Car drivers are the fastest drivers in the yard.
     
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  16. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    This is not absolutely correct. You can not be discharged solely based on technology. You can be disciplined.
     
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  17. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Well, if they were a hotshot traffic guru like me, they could if they knew a specific distance and timed the feeder over that distance. They could get a speed from that.

    I am the exception to the rule though!:raspberry:
     
  18. DothetruckshaveAC?

    DothetruckshaveAC? New Member

    You're right. So warning letter which will be grieved into oblivion?
     
  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    If you’re serious about this here ya go

    Big knarley speed bumps every 50 yards
     
  20. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    The only real course of action is, if said employee is sure the driver was speeding, then professionally speak to the driver and hope that the driver is willing to accept some constructive criticism.
     
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