Are batons ok to carry while on road?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownt10, May 12, 2019.

  1. Kanovic

    Kanovic My job is fun

    Don’t deliver it. Put dog in remarks. I see a loose dog in the car even if it’s small I don’t risk it. Not my job to get bit
  2. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Heavy flashlight would be better. Easier to explain why you have one. I don't recommend carrying a baton. UPS will just claim you're trained to avoid dogs and fire your ass for using a baton on one. Especially if it ends up on the news.

    To be honest you shouldn't need anything. Slow down and don't go inside fences. If I even suspect there is a dog I drop it as close as I feel safe and leave.
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  3. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Customers don’t understand their dogs act way different when they are with them when making the delivery. Whenever the homeowner isn’t with them they see you as a management , THEY ARE THE ENEMY
  4. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Yup, dogs don't care if u are UPS FedEx postal service or Amazon DSPs... so yelling UPS don't matter to them

    I do carry dog treats in my shirt pocket, so they have a choice to nibble on that or my twig n berries (I prefer they want dog treats instead)

    You're hourly, so use the info notice and let the bid driver deal with it tomorrow
  5. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Just make noise at the fence. You see huge dog running trails/toys in yard, reevaluate. If you see a dog door set down box quietly. Do not knock. RUN LIKE HELL.
  6. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    Why are people afraid of dogs? Just pick up a rock, dogs naturally know what that means for them when dealing with a person.
  7. Here's a pro tip: If you see a dog in the yard, don't throw the package over the fence and DR it.

    I made that mistake this last peak season, and the dog ran over to the small package and began to shred it to pieces. I'm pretty sure the owner was p o'd when he got back from work that night......
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Not for the untrained. Take lessons.

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  9. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Who cares?
    You delivered it, the dog chewed it up.
    Might have them rethink havimg a dog running loose in the yard.
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  10. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Especially if they know they have a package coming.
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  11. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    I love delivering the package and watching the dog come up and take off with it in their mouth, that to me is funny as hell to watch as I drive away laughing.
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  12. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Especially if it is a bag of dog food.
    Customer claims it was not delivered, friver shows video of dog eating the bag of food.
    Case closed.
  13. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    Just sue the home owner when the dog bites you. You’ll only need 1.5 mil to retire.
  14. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Consignee Delay Dog In Yard is how I sheeted packages for homes with vicious dogs
  15. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    I used to think that was a dick move, but the more I deal with bad dogs and irresponsible dog owners I see that it a great action to take. If I get bit by a dog I am suing the pants of the home owner to teach them a lesson!
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  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I never go into a yard with a loose dog since I’ve been bitten twice.

    It’s been 12 years since I’ve been bit.
  17. Underallowed306

    Underallowed306 Active Member

    Don’t risk it. Everyone has a camera and nobody thinks their dog is bad. You can’t win. Either safely DR it where the dog can’t get it (car, mailbox post, etc.) or just NI1 it and roll on. It’s not worth it. I take a short video of the dog if I can just in case somebody wants to complain about not getting there packages. Also, dog treats are cheap insurance.
  18. Kanovic

    Kanovic My job is fun

    Yea a rock will do a lot for a pit bull that wants ya ass
  19. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Get yourself k9 bite suit
  20. SpicyBrownmustard

    SpicyBrownmustard New Member

    We're not responsible if a dog tears open a packag . Had it happen to me last summer. Dog was jumping at screen door hit the handle and came flying out at me. Threw the box at him and started backing up. Had to hit him with diad and kick him he stopped bout 10 feet from truck then went back to box and went to town on it. I called building immediately and they said not to worry owner called later that day saying I let her dog out to chew on her package. Surprisingly ups had my back