"Fell off" the truck

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Shifting Contents, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Out of gross curiosity, how much trouble would a ground driver find himself in if someone found one of his deliveries on the side of the road?

    At ups no one would be in a heap of trouble thanks to the union. You all are afforded no such protections.

    I ask because I found one, left it at a stop I know he'll be at tomorrow even though he is a jack wagon.

    Just wondering.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2014
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Nice gesture!
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Things like that happen. Just give it to the drive or leave it at one of his stops like you did. Maybe he will return the favor if the same thing ever happens to you.
  4. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    We've had it happen at our station. Had a newbie drive away from a stop with his back doors open and didn't realize till their next stop. Left packages all over the road. All they got was a discussion about securing your vehicle before putting in gear.
  5. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    If they end up missing the contractor pays for the claim. Or if a complaint is called in the contractor will lose some of the bonus.
  6. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    ISPs are not charged for claims anymore. Most likely the driver could claim it was never on his truck and it would just go missing. Boxes go missing all the time, they're code 85s.
  7. Motown

    Motown New Member

    The same thing happened to me a few weeks ago.Found a pkg going to a jewelry company.I held on to it all day hoping I would run in to him but never did so ended up delivering it myself.A couple days later while on a different route I pull up to a stop next to the ground driver and he asks me about the pkg.Told him where I found out and it turns it slid out through his bulkhead door and he never noticed it as he was flying around the corner no doubt.He was very grateful,since it was for a jewelry company I can't imagine how much that pkg was worth so I understand why he was so grateful.

    I generally don't like how the ground drivers in my area work.They have some very bad habits that leave me shaking my head but we're all brothers out there and we should look out for one another.
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  8. scooby0048

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    That was nice to do. We've got to look out for each other, never know when a stroke of karma might come in handy.
  9. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    I had a customer ask me to take a ground package not long ago. I said I couldn't pick up ground packages. She said it wasn't a pick up, she had found it in the middle of the road. I just took it and left it in the ground pile at the station.
  10. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I was driving down a street and saw a UPS guy driving through a parking lot w/a pkg. on his back bumper. I knocked myself out to get his attention and point to what was wrong.
  11. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    ...wasn't there any other way to get his attention besides knocking yourself out???
  12. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    And how did you tell him about the box when you were unconscious?
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member