Can I take a knife with me while I work?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by undies, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. undies

    undies Active Member

    I've been loaned out to other buildings and worked in some pretty ghetto areas of Los Angeles and those drivers mostly told me they carry knives/pocket knives for self protection. I'm not sure what the policy is regarding that. I've been thinking of carrying one of my smaller pocket knives in my backpack while I'm out on route. I don't generally deliver in any dangerous areas, but I'd sure like the peace of mind. Any input would be appreciated!
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I would suggest carrying a tactical flashlight in a belt holster. Get a good one with a crenellated bezel. These will do some serious damage if you have to defend yourself from an attack. And nobody's gonna stop you from having a flashlight on you!
  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I have 2 knives on me at all times.
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Get one of these flashlights with the convenient holder attachment.
  5. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    ".....this is a knife."

  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    It will also depend on where you deliver. I use to carry a knife until I covered a route that delivers to a courthouse. They let me pass the metal detector, but I had to quit carrying a knife. The other option was to drop it off with the deputy at the door. It was easier to quit carrying a knife.

    I do carry a tactical flashlight on my belt and pepper spray on the dvir holder.
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I would say if you get close enough that you are using a knife it is probably too late anyway. Good luck.
  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    carry a hammer..not a knife..a knife is a weapon a hammer is a tool
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Not sure I'd work at UPS if I felt everyday I was at work that I would possibly incur bodily harm. I know some people here deliver to some bad areas, and I salute you for doing it, I'd just question myself if it was worth it.
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I rarely deliver to "bad areas" but if we were allowed to conceal and carry I would in a heart beat. It only takes once.
  11. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Reload manager got beat in the head with a crowbar from an employee last summer here. We have a metal detector now installed on the way in, no knives longer than 4 inches allowed, among other restrictions.
  12. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    as I was logging off at 2135 hours, I saw some UPSers still driving around some "bad areas" of a certain town:surprised:
  13. uber

    uber Guest

    How much is that flashlight?
  14. undies

    undies Active Member there isn't a set policy on knives. Good to know. I don't want to carry it on me, just in my backpack.
  15. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    For inside workers, a utility knife is better than using your EDC blade. Cardboard dulls knives faster than I would have thought. Quality utility blades are a plus for your cutter.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...especially if you have to take time to get your knife out of your backpack...
  17. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Really why bother.
  18. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I have three knock-offs of this. Walmart $10.
  19. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    TOS says to try getting on your knees and begging...............for starters at least.
  20. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    I just recently picked up this bad boy: