Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by sealbasher, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. sealbasher

    sealbasher Member

    We had a p800 burn to the ground on an off ramp today,driver ok, but pkgs not lol
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Glad to hear the driver is OK. Now for the 800...........................:surprised::wink2:
  3. sealbasher

    sealbasher Member

    melted,caused massive traffic jam,what can brown do for you lol
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    One less truck someone has to suffer with. :wink2:
  5. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Please don't tell us it burned up because the driver hooked up his radio illegally to the battery somehow. I can hear the PCM now.
  6. Mike23

    Mike23 Guest

    Oh, pleaaaaaaase let it be UPS' fault! Just once, just so there can be a massive fine for them to cause the higher ups a little stress in their million dollar pay checks. I'd also love to see the driver sue for emotional damage.

    Any idea if he tried our non certified extinguishers that haven't been checked in 3 years? :D
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Let the damn thing burn.

    Those pieces of junk were intentionally designed to shorten the career of whoever had to drive them. The sooner they get destroyed, the better. Its just too bad that some packages got nuked in the process.

    NHDRVR New Member

    We had a truck catch fire on it's way back to the bldg. a few years ago. The auto Sup. came out on road and actually blamed the drivers pre-trip as to why the truck ignited.

    Yeah, I'll start crawling under my 700 every morning and look for shoddy work by a mechanic.

    This will great for my a.m. time...
  9. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Way back in the day, I had a PC catch fire in the middle of an intersection. I did use my fire extinguisher on it, but still had to call the fire dept.

    First words out of my CMs mouth when I called it in? "Guess you're on lunch now".
    Yeah, thanks buddy, I'm ok......

    Turns out they had just done work on it, and when they replaced the battery they ran a cable wrong. Caused a massive short which made the battery catch fire.
  11. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Why would you waste a good fire extinguisher?
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    My watch was still in there!
  13. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    The driver failed to observe the eight keys to preventing your package car from catching fire and burning to the ground.
  14. Dustyroads

    Dustyroads New Member

    Many years ago I knew a driver on a very rural area whose P500 caught fire and burnt to the ground before he could ever get to help. Was the days before cellphones, and he started walking for help, it completely melted to the ground by the time the fire department was summoned. Nothing left to investigate. Must have been the driver's fault.
  15. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Don't worry about the P8, we have a couple in our boneyard we can send up to your Center. With a little work, they will probably be good for another ten years or so.
  16. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Did they bring out a coal shovel for him to scoop up all the remains to see if there was any salvagable labels in there to keep on delivering?
  17. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    How about

    1 Place feet shoulder width apart when jumping from burning vehicle.

    2 Walk at a brisk pace Don't run.

    3 Look over your shoulder at remains of vehicle before stopping

    4 Scan area for a place to sit until fire goes out

    5 Pivot your feet don't twist to watch fire

    6 Use existing equipment, such as bench or chair to sit on until package car is completely gone

    Sorry I can't remember them all , is this some kind of audit?
  18. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    7. Look left, right, left, before jumping from a burning vehicle.
    8. Burn first.
    9. Make sure you have a space cushion on all sides before allowing your vehicle to catch fire.
    10. Use your horn, lights, and signals, to establish eye to eye contact with the fire. After all, it breathes, it eats; IT'S ALIVE!
    11. Scan your steering wheel so that you can watch it melt.
    12. Don't forget to turn in a sales lead that night!
  19. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    13).Don't back up, walk ahead and watch it burn.

    Besides that, maybe he checked his fuel tank with a match, like some suggested on another thread ? LOL
  20. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Some more key phrases to remember:

    14. Notify supervisor as soon as the P800 has completely burned to the ground.

    15. Hope that your replacement Package Car will be a lot better.