Car insurance discount because of our defensive driver training?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bugman74, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. bugman74

    bugman74 New Member

    Has anyone been able or tried to get a discount on their car insurance because of our defensive driving training? It seems logical that our training that is drilled into our heads should warrant a discount.
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Usually they charge more because they know the average UPS driver drives like a maniac.
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Good point, I consider myself a professionel defensive driver. But one problem is, UPS doesn't give us a certificate to show that we have had training, and I don't know if the insurance companies would recognize it if they did. I get a good deal with Allstate, I have been with the same agent and now his son for thirty-four years without a single accident. I do get the multiple car and homeowners discount. I have two sons driving, thats where you get hit in the pocket big time. A good way to decrease your premiums is to increase your deductibles.:thumbup1:
  4. fedxsux

    fedxsux Member

    We get a nice discount through GMAC. I'm saving $400\year vs. Allstate
  5. Brownnblue

    Brownnblue Active Member

    The training we receive is through a quick statement at a PCM (when we have our minds on what will thrown on our dispatch), a text message during the middle of said day, and perhaps some "busy work" papers to fill out to satisfy OSHA. I doubt any insurance company would give out a discount with this kind of "training".
  6. STLFeeder

    STLFeeder Need LS7 powered PKG car

    Yes, but they do it safely.. ;)
  7. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    Scratch...wait til your son's start getting in accidents! My poor old man...three sons down, three to go and we've have had 6 wrecks between us. Three or four were our fault and one of those was a percentage at fault, I think:sad:. In Atlanta, you don't have the snow worries. One of our wrecks was at least partially caused by the snow. The rain can get heavy anywhere, folks. I told my one brother one day, "TURN THAT D*MN MUSIC OFF TIL WE CLEAR THIS CLOUDBURST!!!!" He grumbled but did it. Less than a minute later, tail-lights appeared in front of us. He swore vilely and brought the car to a safe stop. I looked at him and he said, "Say one, just one word and I'll clock ya when I park this car." A year or so later, we were leaving home in the snow and he turned the radio off before he put the car in gear. I just smiled slightly. GOTTA LOVE BIG BROTHERS! LOL. -Rocky
  8. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member