DUI, Pre-loader/Holiday Driver?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by JeremyJ, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. JeremyJ

    JeremyJ New Member

    What happens if a Pre-loader/Holiday driver recieves a DUI(first offense)? Do they risk being terminated? If not, How long will they be supended and what else would or might happen? Any information about this matter will help.
  2. Brownslave688

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

    Talk to your steward.
  3. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Would have been nice had you thought of these things before you decided to get stupid. I have zero patience for drunk drivers!! The ultimate in selfishness! Wish UPS had a ZERO tolerance for DUI's. One time= GONE!!
  4. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Enjoy loading. You wont see the inside of a pkg car for YEARS.

    Grow up.


  5. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    DUI is disqualification at fedex. UPS should be the same. Not very professional...
  6. BCFan

    BCFan Active Member

    Have you been convicted or merely charged?......BC
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    You should work the twilight and then be a bar tender after work. I see a real future for you in this field. Ill have some beers for you this weekend in the privacy of my own home. You can't get pulled over. Your wife just gets a little :censored2: if you act a fool.
  8. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    As Brownslave688 suggested, you need to discuss the situation with your steward.

    If you report the DUI to UPS, you will not be fired. At worst, you'll be restricted to working Preload. The DUI will also disqualify you from signing a FT bid for three years.
  9. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    And please.... just resign from driving for good!

    Some of us are cut out for driving at UPS, others get DUI's.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's a bit harsh, isn't it? Are you telling us you have never driven after having a few too many?

    We had a retirement party for our on-car sup this past summer at a local bar/restaurant on the waterfront. The drinks were flowing freely. Our center manager pulled out the credit card and bought a round of Jagermeister (sp?) shots---I had one and was given the one that was left over. One more shot and 6-8 beers later and Upstate was feeling no pain. The party, as most work parties tend to do, soon degraded to a mgt/hourly pissing contest. (No, not actual urinating...) I left when it started getting stupid and probably shouldn't have driven but I did---I drove through the former AFB as I know the cops rarely patrol that area.

    The OP made a (stupid) mistake and is curious as to what this error in judgement has done to his future. From what I understand you will not be able to sign a driving bid for 3 years from the date of conviction.
  11. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    I'm confused. Where in the original post did the poster ask for peoples' opinions on drunk driving?
  12. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    A lot will depend on your job classification at the time you got the DUI. But you MUST notify them before you drive a package car again. Talk to the BA at your local ASAP, tell him your problem and follow his instructions. You still may have the opportunity to drive, but you're gonna be spending the next few years at the clinic getting random tests. If you're serious about being a driver it's time to learn from this and never let this occur in the future. Good Luck
  13. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I appreciate your honesty. Most of us can relate to your story.

    The fact is that you just can't do that. You have to make the call to get a ride home, the consequences are just too great. Greater than just the loss of a job, you could be putting innocent drivers at risk.

    I am not going to pretend there is a halo above my head, but as an adult I just won't put myself in that position, it is too important.

    To the original poster.. good luck. To everyone else.. let that be a lesson.
  14. UPSER110

    UPSER110 Active Member

    We have a guy that has had 3 DUI's. His 3 years since the last one is almost up.... How does this look on UPS's part that he could be f/t.. I mean we are professional drivers..
  15. uber

    uber Guest

    I bet some of these guys in the peanut gallery are hypocrites and have got behind the wheel after a few too many before. You guys don't even know the facts of the case and you're piling on.

    Kinda funny.
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In my state your 3rd DUI is a felony. 5 years prison. Out in 2 to 3.
  17. Gumby

    Gumby *

    One bad day and you should just quit your job an kill yourself???This job drives most of us to drink! And the ones that dont drink(used to)!I like my beer...and after being a stupidhead for years! I learned to drink at home and crash on the couch. I hope this youngman learns the same lesson.Axe murders and rapists get second and third chances(not that I always agree with that!)We can hope and pray he sees the light and that this doesnt cast a blackcloud of the rest of his life!Good luck and try to behave yourself!!!!
  18. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    No, I have never driven after "having a few too many." I can recall attending a private Preload Christmas party several years ago and getting ridiculed for choosing to sober up before I hit the road. But I'd rather have a Coke than a beer. It always amuses me when people tell me 'you know how gross pop is? Do you realize what you're putting into your system?' in one breath, then brag about getting drunk / keg stand / whatever in the next. We all have different perceptions.

    Our legal system assigns mandatory long-term (typically ten or more years) jail sentences to people who view child porn, yet people who kill somebody as a result of choosing to get behind the wheel of a car sometimes get probation, and typically receive light sentences.
  19. Gumby

    Gumby *

    What you consider sober..and what the law considers sober..may be two different things!!Did you ever think of that? Maybe he had 2 beers < wasnt plastered, But legally drunk! Just saying..Not defending his actions!!
  20. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    If he was pulled over, chances are his driving lead a cop to realize he wasn't sober. It amuses me how many people insist they're OK to drive / good drunk drivers when really it's clear they're not.

    I wish the best for the OP.