Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 104Feeder, Dec 11, 2012.
I am sympathetic. Your experience is mine. Except when that pkg. car rolls away and kills an innocent person of any kind.
Yeah, I'm such a dirtbag that I saw a part-timer(in the hub) in heat distress(over100 degrees). I offered to escort her to an air conditioned space(she declined). I then went to the full time sup. and said she is in heat distress-watch her. Gonna punch me in the face or quote Article 18?
Most rotator cuff injuries are from pulling the 5th wheel handle. If the safety committee wants to do something useful they could make sure that every tractor is equipped with a pin puller.
90% of the tractors I’ve been in had pin pullers. I’ve used one maybe a handful of times. I just can’t get it in my routine to use them.
I always use a pin puller, that's a pretty serious end range motion doing it by hand. Doesn't take much to tear a rotator cuff when your arm is extended like that.
once you get it into your routine you'll wonder what took you so long. it saves you from getting grease on your uniform shoulder also.
Last company I worked for started ordering all the tractors with air release fifth wheels. They’re nice, I wish they would just be industry standard already.
I had a pin puller, used it every time. Beats running your shirt sleeve over a grease covered hula skirt. Pin pullers don't guarantee anything. I tore my rotator cuff using one.
If it takes an hour, it takes an hour. I’m mileage, and I never rush to get out. Most days I’m looking for load bars to secure my loads.
I leave when I’m ready, not a moment sooner.
Is anyone able to clarify mileage progression? Spoke with several stewards and have received different answers. I'm asking about article 43 section 2. I have been told If you didnt run a mileage job before August 1st the progression is still 4 years. The language on this one is confusing. "But will be paid the rates as set forth above"? So top mileage rate or not?
If you were on a mileage run before August 1, you are grandfathered into a 3 year progression until top rate and that progression pay is whatever year you are on in the 4 year progression scale(because it is a higher rate)
I just ordered a Huckleberry Hammer. Small compact pin puller.
Back from a Sleeper to CACH. That place is crazy busy. If you aren't told how to get into the yard it'll take you forever to find the entrance.
The Dispatcher we dealt with was a total D-Bag. Stress monster.
In other words... typical.
It’s getting cold in Boston !!
Not in Ohio.
I’ll have to ask one of the mileage guys as they’re flying by me on the highway.
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