Ask a Feeder Driver, Feeder Driver FAQ

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

  1. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I normally do not go under the trailer. The only thing I will crawl under to make sure of is to check the pin. I have a good flashlight so I can clearly see the pads and drums from standing beside the trailer.
  2. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    You can see the bottom pad but not the top, and it's tough to see the drum surface. If you're satisfied with your pre-trip nothing I can say will dissuade you.
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Yes the bottom is what I am looking at. If the brakes were "caged" wouldn't both the top and the bottom have space ? They aren't independent of each other right?
  4. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    Good reason to wear pants and practice your limbo skills. Not only will it improve your pre-trip, it will get you lots of attention at Club Med.
  5. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    You would hope, but that isn't necessarily so. Plus I've seen wheel seal leaks soak the upper pad and not the bottom. You're responsible for all of those parts being inspected, but UPS will love you if you don't crawl under.
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    Still holds air, passes my pre-trip...
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  7. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    If you have a Webster's dictionary, check out the word sarcasm. Lol.
  8. Knothead

    Knothead Yep.

    Holds air and metal apparently.
  9. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    You didn't detect the levity in my response? Besides, some noobs or PC drivers might not be aware of some terms used in the feeder department. I was just trying to be helpful, Dave.
  10. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    When I first started I had a rail pig with a palm sized hunk of metal in the tire. Took it to the shop at the rail and they pulled it out but when they realized they did not have the right tire they hammered it back in. Find a different rookie, I TO'd back.
  11. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    I'll try to pay attention.
  12. IGotARock

    IGotARock Active Member

    How else are you gonna check tread depth without really getting under there?
  13. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    I know some drivers that appear to have night vision and/or x-ray vision. Lol.
  14. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    What you do in your personal life isn't relevant, lets keep this thread work related!
  15. Hadjabear

    Hadjabear Member

  16. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    So 30 minutes of property time would satisfy the rest period requirement, basically working someone 14 hours with no break.....
  17. Pickles

    Pickles Member

    Great, now we can work 14 hours and 50 minutes. Ugh.
  18. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    You can but why would you want to?
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Because we don't already have enough trucking accidents.
  20. Siveriano

    Siveriano Active Member

    Rumor has it, that some drivers complained to the Union about not having enough time to get their CLP and now the Union to UPS they must give at least 30 days notice before the class start date, Now school is cancelled until further notice. (sad face)