Ask a Feeder Driver, Feeder Driver FAQ

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 104Feeder, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    I drove with a guy who told me when he developed kidney stones while on sleeper. His partner called UPS and they got him a flight home.……………

    With an 8 hour lay over in Phoenix.

    His partner ended up driving the rest of the way back while he was laid up in berth.
     
  2. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Kidney stones are no joke. I've had about 25 of them over the years. I crushed my thumb at work, had broken bones, but no pain compared to those stones. Had a driver that was about 200 miles from our building who had a stone episode. He drove his set into a hospital parking lot, was admitted and stayed several days. Management had to send someone to get his loads.
     
  3. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Kidney stones are rampant among Tractor Trailer Drivers.
    Chronic dehydration and not urinating frequently are the root causes.

    One could argue kidney stones are a work injury.
     
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  4. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Great info. I’m filing a workers comp claim and suing when I eventually (hopefully never) get them.
     
  5. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    My stones started when I was in package. Had about 2/year for about 10-12 years...Then, they stopped just as quickly as they started. Havent had one in about 10 years.
     
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

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    I’ll just leave this here. I know how much some of y’all love your Dunkin’ Donuts.
     
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  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Why the heck wouldn't you tag @Covemastah and me in this post?!?!?
     
  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    I thought about it but figured you come here anyway. Lol.
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Oh boy...
     
  10. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

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    Had a lucky charm with us on our Sleeper run from Los Angeles to Brooklyn, Iowa.
     
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  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You get to keep it?
     
  12. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    It's on its way to New York.
     
  13. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Can they pinpoint where you are live on GPS when on road? I know they estimate the time between hubs and such but can they pull you up live and see exactly where you are ?
     
  15. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    They can do it in package, I'd assume they can do it in feeder also.

    It's not live but I believe it refreshes every 3-5 min
     
  16. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Yes. They have a big screen up in dispatch that shows everyone's current location.
     
  17. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    They can do it in feeder.
    I had to take a detour out in rural area. I called my dispatcher and he led me through the countryside, called the names of the streets before I got to them.
     
  18. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    One of our feeder drivers hit and killed a suicider years before I got in, oddly enough it was on I-95 southbound.
     
  19. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    That's a great dispatcher. Not sure ours would even know how to do that.
     
  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    There's a long list of drivers I'd call before I ask dispatch for directions.
     
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