Charged with accident for hitting dog

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by riv, May 2, 2013.

  1. riv

    riv New Member

    Today I hit a dog on my route I was feeling pretty horrible about that ,but when I found out I was being charged for an accident my feeling turned to anger. Since it was in the res. driveway I should have expected the unexpected. Just got 9 year safe driving yesterday.Has this happened to anyone else?
  2. Brownslave688

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

    Yep if its in their personal driveway u will be held responsible no matter what. It's stupid.

    Safe driving awards are much more than just being a good driver. There's a ton of luck involved also.

    Don't sweat it. Just keep doing what u do.
  3. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    Driver in my center was charged last year for hitting a dog in the street. The dog ran out from some bushes.
  4. big boy

    big boy New Member

    I all ways say the dog or deer hit me its their:sad-very: fault
  5. Gumby

    Gumby *

    You can hit any animal you want to...but running over a dog is an accident!!...If you run over your Sup...Will you lose your safe driving for hitting an Ass?..They hit you in the A...s..all the time and they don't get charged!!!!!!Just saying!!!
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I have three driveway kills, all the others were on the road. Thankfully I haven't hit one in a few years, they were all before the company started charging drivers with accidents. UPS is liable when these happen on private property. They used to not charge us when dogs ran out in front of us into the street, I just think its a way to harass us now.
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  7. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    I creamed a fluffy white cat once, in front of someone's mailbox. I never saw it. Delivered the stop, sorted my next few and took off for the cul-de-sac. When I rode back by the house, I saw ole Fluffy lying there; all white and red.

    I never "felt" her under my wheels but I couldn't recall seeing her before arriving at the stop. I called my on car at the end of the street and informed him of the tragedy. He responded "Anyone see you?" To which I responded, "I'm not sure." He replies, "Welp, we have a leash law here...keep rollin', I got you."

    Long gone are the days where we looked after one another. In a time where we are so globally connected via the interwebz. Incidents like this go world wide in a matter of seconds. The loss of face the company endures is tremendous.

    People want vengeance when they feel like they've been wronged. Atlanta sees to it that, they get it. Hell, you could be a 24 year safe driver, smack your mirror on a tree limb, break it and lose your shot at Circle of Honor. (Let's not kid ourselves about Circle of Honor, it's not an achievement for you, it's a propaganda tool for Atlanta)

    Keep your nose clean (and an eye out for loose animals) for the next 9 months and, all will be right as rain.
  8. Brownslave688

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

    I'm sure all centers are different but I've called in hit in road accidents before and been told.

    Was it on their property? Me. No

    Keep on rolling don't worry about it.
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Your Sup didn't want that dead dog on his report card...If you didn't report it you would be fired!! Your Sup didn't report it.....He didn't want to lose any bonus!!!
  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    And thats the way it should be, I have no control of a dog that likes to chase cars down the street. They would probably charge us with running over squirrels if they knew about those.
  11. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Happen to me , one of my sups who has never drove and goes by the book said I was a fault

    My sup who was a driver said could you do anything to not hit it , I said no he said keep rolling

    ​Never heard anything about it when I got to the hub
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Is the dog going to live?? I love dogs. I rescue them.
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Stay out of driveways and walk it, and no I'm not joking. If there is a known dog that is aggressive it should be noted in the diad for cover drivers. Any house that has a dog that's aggressive learns quickly to put the dog away on delivery days, or they can get their package at the hub. Much like dogs, you gotta train the owners, which includes following the methods of not putting yourself or the company in a liability situation if you can help it.
  14. riv

    riv New Member

    driveway is 1/2 mile long
  15. Brownslave688

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

    We call those private access roads :)
  16. 25grizzlyman

    25grizzlyman New Member

    I'm surprised they didn't site you for being in the driveway with the truck.
  17. 25grizzlyman

    25grizzlyman New Member

    I wonder if there is anything that's not our fault.
  18. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    I hit and killed a dog about 25 yrs. ago...contacted the center from a pay phone....the first thing from the supervisors mouth "Is the dog dead ??" reply "yes" reply from the supervisor " GOOD"....end of conversation
  19. didyousheetit

    didyousheetit Active Member

    just reported 32 gnats splattered on windshield. hope it doesn't go to panel !
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  20. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    Brown, those were the when the center manager pretty much ran the center any way they wanted and mgt actually half way gave a sht about the days that would never fly...all they see is something to document against you....real stand up company..