Dirty Trucks

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kenneth Waters, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Kenneth Waters

    Kenneth Waters New Member

    Very sad that UPS got away from the clean truck policy. They look terrible nationwide these days. My father took pride in a clean truck for 35 years.
     
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  2. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    The local pkg division manager can change that.

    But they are afraid....
     
  3. Crumudgeon

    Crumudgeon POW-MIA.. never forget...

    I've been on the Freight side since the beginning, only been washed once in 10 years. And that was when we were having a "Presidential" visit.
     
  4. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Do you (former) Overnite guys.... still hate the Union ?
     
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  5. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    They wash ours everyday.
     
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  6. Crumudgeon

    Crumudgeon POW-MIA.. never forget...

    Well not so much anymore, but about 15 years ago when you Union guys were pulling our fifth wheels, locking our trailer doors, cutting our air lines, blocking dock doors, and my personal favorite, flinging crème filled donuts at our windshields, I sort of accept it now, with the "Big Brown Bully"I can see it.
     
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    They don't care, I don't care. Just keep the windows clean for visibility
     
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  8. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    Dirty trucks can be a biohazard. Cut yourself on a sharp corner and get tetanus or mrsa.
     
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  9. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Have you filed grievance on that ?

    Any sort of a documented case ?


    Just asking.
     
  10. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    I only heard from a driver friend that a co-worker got a cut and it became infected and had to Take some days off.
     
  11. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    I heard, I thought, Or somebody told me.

    :confused:
     
  12. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    Use to get a lot of overtime waiting to get my car washed
     
  13. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Was usually good for adding at least an additional 30 to 45 minutes of being overallowed
     
  14. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    I was a seasonal helper at the time.
     
  15. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Half the problem are these new nasty drivers who DGAF about their own work area or others when covering routes. When these rookies are brought up to think it’s ok to use the truck as a garbage truck or port a potty, what do you expect. It’s easy to keep your cab clean if you take a few minutes out of your day to wipe it down and throw out your trash.

    Did I mention to actually use the trash can AND empty it daily? Simple things like that these new guys can’t even do.
     
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  16. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    I always said once I won a bid I'll take extra measures to keep my truck looking good on the interior.

    The exterior I can't do much about since our car wash does not work. Its pathetic how dirty some of these cars are.
     
  17. CanOSup

    CanOSup One of them

    I like it dirty
     
  18. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Are you still talking about trucks?
     
  19. CanOSup

    CanOSup One of them

    No
     
  20. vvv

    vvv Active Member

    Why does the package division manager have to tell someone not to be a slob?

    My truck is pristine and immaculate in n out because I take whatever time necessary to do so. I don't ask permission from anyone in doing so. If I get spotted the wrong truck in the lineup by chance most often my airs are getting taken off of me that morning and the cab is getting the full treatment.
    And then the cargo gets full cleaning in the back when I have enough deliveries off.

    Heck if I care, it's actually overtime I'm getting paid to clean up. I'll dress like Lil' Bo Peep and carry a duster around cleaning trucks for $54/hour. ;)
     
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