Chains on package car doors? What is the problem here?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Integrity, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    To all package car drivers,

    What's the deal?

    A division manager reported in a Safety Committee meeting that he was observing vehicles leave the building and he observed 41% of the vehicles did not have the chain secured in the back.

    Can anyone explain what would motivate someone to leave this unsecured?

  2. balland chain

    balland chain Member

    Laziness !! No, absolutely no excuse for that.. Or they are not doing a proper pre trip.. I would always grab it and shake it so when I would get in the seat I knew it was secured.. Also did the same thing after last P/U.. With how they are now, we can not give them a reason to write us up...
  3. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    I haven't chained my door in a long time.
  4. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

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  5. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I haven't chained my rear door but once in the 2.5 years I've had this trip with a roll down door. Especially since my mechanic informed me that there is now really no need for the rear door chain since you have the latch lever on the inside of the door keeping it closed as well as the keyless mechanism securing it down as well.
  6. UPSmeoff

    UPSmeoff Say my name.

    There is no worse feeling than getting to your next stop, opening the bulkhead door and seeing the back door open. It's happened to me twice. Once the roll up door popped open, and the once i forgot to shut the barn doors after making a delivery.
  7. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I've never once had a rollup door "come up" or "come open" on me ever so I don't feel a need for the chains on the current trucks with the current redundancy. I have however forgot to close rear barn doors several times while driving around on area.
  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Disregarding the fact it's part of the pretrip, ask your source why doors equipped with keyless entry have two fail safe latches. After that ask him instead of observing drivers leaving without chains perhaps they could go inside and talk to your first responders you so dearly despise.
  9. Signature Only

    Signature Only Blue in Brown

    There aren't any chains on our vehicles.

  10. westin

    westin Member

    waste of time! Back up to your first stop and damn chains on. Pisses me off. Now I got to get out, he he.
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Lazy drivers who don't work by the methods.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The chain is secured when I leave the bldg and resecured after I make my last pickup.
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Ill take the extra min of OT and chain up.
  14. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    1. Because I don't care, and

    2. If the door opens and packages fall out, that's less work I have to do.
  15. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    Probly because none of the package cars I've driven in the past couple weeks have had door chains...

  16. Tiny Panda

    Tiny Panda Member

    No chains here, just a keyless autolock.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and $2 padlock....
  18. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I've had barn doors for years. I've never used a roll up door with the keyless entry system.
  19. East coast navy

    East coast navy Veteran

    I came off a hwy onto another. To see a driver in front of me with his barn doors open for 10 miles. When we came into the bldg. I was behind him and the look on his face when he opened his bulkhead door. It was priceless. He told me from his last stop to the bldg. was 35 miles. Lol crazy.
  20. East coast navy

    East coast navy Veteran

    Pre-trips and post-trips are OT and they can trim your route down to. Win, win.