Another Fed Ex fail

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Austin.Was.My.Hero, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

  2. cosmo1

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

    I read the article.

    Where's the fail?
  3. Googler666

    Googler666 Guest

    He failed By trying to save the packages and not running
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    I was wondering the same thing.
  5. cosmo1

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

    Really, brakes fail and catch fire. Guy risked himself to save a bunch of cardboard.

    Looks like a win to me.

    (He probably had the wrong shoes on.)
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    Good thing there is a guy here who can advise him on the proper footwear for uncoupling a tractor.
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  7. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Good for buddy for trying to save peoples packages but if my truck catches fire, I'll be watching it burn from the other side of the street while I wait for the fire department.
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  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I've known at least 2 employees who could have easily saved their vehicles let them burn to a cinder. Good for them. Both were full of packages.
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  10. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    My rig catches on fire, I'm going to save my lunch first and get upwind of the rig. We are always hauling declared haz and most likely undeclared haz.

    That could not have been much of a fire if the police put it out....did he try to use his extinguisher?
  11. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    That's what I was thinking as well. If the cops were able to put the fire out - and I doubt they were carrying much more of a heavy duty extinguisher than he had - makes ya sorta wonder if he wasn't dinkin around getting his trailer unhooked, all the while having a charged fire extinguisher still strapped to the floor beside his seat.....that would be fun to explan.
  12. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Crazy. I don't know a single ground driver who has had a fire. And you say we don't maintain our vehicles?
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    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    You do realize Express carries hazardous materials such as flammables and explosives?
  14. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    You think Ground doesn't?
  15. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Who do you think carries the stuff that can't go on aircraft?
  16. ch317273

    ch317273 When your bank says no, champion says YES

    I woulda secured the rig and went on coffee
  17. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I tell my drivers the fire extinguisher is for show or if you want to be a hero if you see a fire. Let the truck burn. WGAS about the packages or the truck. I'd rather my driver be able to work the next day than take time off due to smoke inhalation.
  18. ch317273

    ch317273 When your bank says no, champion says YES

    Never had any fires thank God but my kite unhooked from my dolly in the parking lot it was locked when I did my pretrip but it had some kind of fault in the fifth wheel the thing was old as dirt though
  19. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    I would only use the fire extinguisher if I was on fire.
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