driver training/ safety

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by fire department, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Hello, first time user of this forum. I am a firefighter/paramedic with the Chicago Fire Department currently working in the training division. We are trying to compare and update our driver training programs. Comparing ideas from all different sources. We are comparing to other fire agencies but the question keeps arising "what are the standards in private industry?" Have done some fact checking and I am trying to get my hands on a copy of the UPS driver training manual. Some of the vehicles that we train on consist of large box style ambulances to truck companies and engine companies. Thank you for your time.
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Hi fire department,
    As a driver, I don't recall ever seeing an actual manual like you are looking for, I was trained directly by a supervisor. I'm sure that some kind of manual exist, maybe you should contact UPS at the corporate level. I'm thinking that either the Safety or Automotive Depts. could help you. Maybe someone reading this Discussion Board can be of more help and point you to the right source.
  3. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    You probably have a better chance of winning the Powerball lottery than getting a training manual. It's highly proprietary information.
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  4. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    The 5 Seeing habits, are part of a larger learning program, I can't remember the name, but someone here will remember it...
  5. 30andout

    30andout New Member

    All Good Kids Like Milk
  6. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    Try this.................

    Smith System - The Global
  7. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    Hello Chicago.
    Here are the famous 5 Seeing Habits.
    1.Aim High In Steering:
    Look as far down the road as possible to uncover important traffic information to make appropriate decisions.

    2.Get The Big Picture: Maintain the proper following distance so you can comfortably determine the true hazards around your vehicle. Don't tailgate others.

    3.Keep Your Eyes Moving: Scan - don't stare. Constantly shift you eyes while driving. Active eyes keep up with changing traffic conditions.

    4.Leave Yourself An Out: Be prepared. Surround your vehicle with space in front and at least on one side to escape conflict.

    5.Make Sure They See You: Communicate in traffic with your horn, lights and signals to establish eye contact with motorists and pedestrians. Be reasonably sure of people's intentions.

    More UPS Safety can be found at:
    UPS Community: Safety: Safe Driving Tips

    Good luck!
  8. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Yes thats it the Smith System... I knew someone would know it...
    otherwise our "training" manuals mostly only cover DIAD work.