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

  1. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member

    Get what?
  2. Hi @Integrity
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  3. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member

    I am sympathetic. Your experience is mine. Except when that pkg. car rolls away and kills an innocent person of any kind.
  4. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member

    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?
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  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    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.
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  6. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    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.
  7. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    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.
  8. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    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.
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  9. Mack37

    Mack37 Active Member

    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.
  10. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    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.
  11. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    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.
  12. Knothead

    Knothead Yep.

    This guy...
  13. DothetruckshaveAC?

    DothetruckshaveAC? New Member

    Screenshot_20190911-210728_Drive.jpg 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?
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  14. Hadjabear

    Hadjabear Member

    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)
  15. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    I just ordered a Huckleberry Hammer. Small compact pin puller.
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  16. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    In other words... typical.
  18. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    • C0D4ACF3-4EE8-4818-A294-4BA4B98F5A02.jpeg It’s getting cold in Boston !!
  19. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Not in Ohio.

  20. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    I’ll have to ask one of the mileage guys as they’re flying by me on the highway.