Driver side door?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by uber, May 6, 2013.

  1. uber

    uber Guest

    Do you keep it open during hot days? I have this big fear of being t-boned (not my fault obviously) and being paralyzed because there's no metal between me and another car.
  2. uber

    uber Guest

    It happened once in a horrible nightmare.
  3. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I rarely shut it in the winter.
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I keep it open. Jesus rides with me everyday so if this was to happen at least he's with me. I love that guy
  5. uber

    uber Guest


    Too blessed to be stressed.
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    That door isn't going to protect you from a car hitting you on that side. You sit up higher than the car anyways. I leave mine open 9-10 months out of the year, the right side stays open just about every day of the year.
  7. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    There is not enough there to protect you anyway. Live on the edge and leave it open.
  8. ovadispatchd

    ovadispatchd New Member

    I'm actually kind of surprised UPS hasn't made it a rule to keep it closed at all times. It seems like that would be a safety issue. I wonder if any driver has ever been injured or worse by having either of the doors open while driving. If not, I'm sure if it ever happens, there will be a new rule saying doors must be closed whenever vehicle is in motion.

    But hey, from their perspective, they're saving money by not paying us to open and close the door upon entering and exiting the vehicle, not to mention all the ACs they'd have to install if we were forced to keep them closed.

    I always thought it was strange that we have to keep bulkhead door closed while driving. That seems like a huge waste of time. I'm guessing there has probably been at least one injury caused by flying parcels.
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    The real question is if we aren't supposed to enter or exit the driver side door, why is there a hand grip installed on the frame?
  10. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    The driver's side hand-grip is for when you have a sup on the car, and he just doesn't move fast enough...
  11. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    I am sure if they made a rule about havin it closed, that would open a can of worms they don't want or need. Starting with ac.
  12. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I love driving with my doors open , if we had to start closing them on hot days we would all be dead

    I have a jeep and don't drive it with the doors on , doesn't bother me one bit ( but I am used to it ) took the wife awhile to get used to it but now she likes it
  13. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Never heard this before. I use the drivers door every day for anything on the drivers side of truck. Just have to make sure you don't jump out when a car is coming.
  14. Brownslave688

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

    Soon as that happens we will be getting A/C.

    ​Ps. We aren't getting A/C.

    and after my accident I realized why we keep the bulkhead door open.
  15. Nazzrath

    Nazzrath Member

    I drive a Sprinter and would kill to have sliding doors. It gets hot as heck in the cab even with the windows down. The air vents only blow warm air so I bought a fan to plug into the DC outlet and shove my face into it every so often.
  16. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    I keep mine open, way to much work closing it. My wife hates the fact that i keep my window cracked (in personal car) by habit, just to hear the sound that makes me money !
  17. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    I believe opening the drivers door at fedex is a big nono and can get them fired if someone sees talking about the express guys
  18. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    cruising to the service area & dead-heading it back to base; it depends if there's traffic or not

    this time of year; mostly open if the time between stops is less than 2 minutes apart
  19. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    i keep both doors open every day of the year
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    You have to have it open in order to see, due to water stains on the glass!

    ​Anyway, once it gets hot you'll have it open!