Many stories shared on this board focus on disciplinary action taken by management due to drivers not following proper methods. I've been through driver's training recently. Technically speaking, none of the material memorized is technically a method. For example, the ten point commentary is in the 340 methods (spread out), but a single method is NOT "follow ten point commentary while on road." This may or may not have to do with the answers to the questions I pose, but for some reason I felt the need to preface my questions with it. During five days of DIAD training, not ONE single element of it was considered a method PER the ACTUAL modules. Yet, I assume proper DIAD procedure is part of the 340. Furthermore, if you broke down DIAD procedure (just from these simple modules) there would be roughly 300 "methods" in the DIAD alone. Clearly, the 340 CANNOT cover proper DIAD usage. Isn't it possible for a driver to be reprimanded for making errors with his/her DIAD? On average, if you do fail to use your DIAD properly, is it "forgiven" the first time with just a T/W that says "Don't do this anymore, do it this way"? Or, could you possibly get suspended? So..... my questions continue. This question usually seems to be one of two things: stupid or loaded. Hear me out though. Are the 340 methods something you are held accountable to every day? Obviously, methods dictate your livelihood at UPS. However, who here knows the 340? *<-- Hold on, I will get to this later.* To further elaborate..... one method is NOT parking directly in front of driveways. Why is this? Because civilians hit UPS trucks while they are backing out of their own driveways on a daily basis. Normally, the first thing the person says is "I didn't see you there." Obviously, the psychology here is basic: they have pulled from their driveway 50,000 times without you there, when you are there, you are not really there to them. Stupid or not, it will continue to happen whether we call them idiots or not, so I would rather not. NOW, I know center manager's and on-car sups that tell drivers to do EXACTLY the opposite. Their goal: the exact same as the method's. --> To make sure the truck doesn't get hit. The logic is "how in the hell could someone possibly do a straight back into a brown wall? When you park your car in front of a driveway and it gets hit, will you get fired as pretense to not following methods? Keep in mind, you did not follow UPS methods and your center manager certainly did not put his/her "method" in writing for you. See what I mean? What happens here? So who the hell knows the 340? I know why UPS does not want to make 340 methods required knowledge. We would lose half the drivers. Let alone, how long can a human retain that many methods? I would have them partially memorized for a week and then I would know about 20 of them a week later. But why limit access to them? Why not put them on UPSers with 10 point, 8 keys, 5 keys, 5 seeing habits, etc., etc.? Why do you have to be an on-car sup and go to POST to be able to get them? I know, I know... some of you have gotten them. There are exceptions to every rule. To those of you that have liberated those note cards and think everyone can get them, do something for me. Go into your center next time you work and get all the other drivers in the center to ask for the note cards simultaneously or on the same day. Then come back here and tell me what your center team's response was. You will have plenty of time to type on here, if you know what I mean.