4 Foot Rule

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brain Genocide, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Brain Genocide

    Brain Genocide New Member

    My driver got a text when weather got bad today. Some areas had snow, others were getting rain. Text was a reminder
    about being safe, and also to watch? do? follow? the 4 foot rule.

    What is that????
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Park with at least 4 feet of space around the package car. If the road is icy and has a crown, it is possible to slide a bit sideways. Park too close to something and it is possible to slide into that thing. Happens somewhere in the state at least once a year.
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Stopped last winter on a very rural road (no traffic at all), in the middle of the road, sat for a few seconds before I got up, got the package, got out and turned around to see the truck sliding down the road! Talk about heart attack! Jumped back in and EC'd the stop.:surprised:
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    A couple of years ago, a PTer in another center was asked to cover drive for peak. He declined as he knew there was going to be 2 FT bids hung in the spring in his building. The building manager talked him into covering.

    A week into the season, we got 3 inches of heavy, wet, wet snow. He stopped near a dumpster, delivered, got back in, took off and the rear of the car slid into the dumpster. I do not know if he was DQed from the bid, it would not surprise me, on the one hand, but on the other, he told them that he did not want to cover peak, because he was afraid of that very thing.
  5. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    get at least four feet from the house so you can deliver all your :censored2: and not have missed packages. Back back back
  6. Brain Genocide

    Brain Genocide New Member

    Thanks everybody !!!
  7. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Around here the 4 foot rule is if there's 4 feet in the the truck you get twice as many stops.
  8. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    And yet we have to park our cars less than 3 inches apart when we get back to the building every night....
  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    3 inches they park them that far apart in your building.
  10. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    In our building, when two newer cars with the mirrors that do not fold to the front and out of the way are parked next to each other, you are lucky if you have a half-inch clearance between those mirrors.

    Gotta love white-knuckle parking at the end of a long day.
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    There are stops on my route where I literally have to use the truck as a giant tree pruner in order to get up the driveway and back out. By the end of the day, the gap between the top of my hood and my windshield is full of apples, branches, leaves, pinecones, and other assorted debris that I wind up knocking out or breaking off of trees. 4 feet my ass.
  12. Brain Genocide

    Brain Genocide New Member

    Our apples and other fruits are gone, but daily tree pruning with the truck continues. Being in the jump seat can be a little harardous,