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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by serenity now, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    A UPS spokesperson said the company will increase security as the holiday season approaches, to protect employees, as well as merchandise.

    Read more: Brown Cafe - UPS News for UPSers

  2. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Yeah, sure they will.
  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    ​Ya, like they were protecting employees during Sandy.
  4. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Saw this article. In way, shape, or form can I see a solution to this problem. It's kind of one of those deals. If it's going to happen, it's going to happen. Maybe putting a helper on every car in a bad area, but even then, that's just a smokescreen. I don't want to encourage crooks to rob UPS drivers, but if someone comes up to me with the intent to harm me for the truck/packages, I will gladly show them how the fob works. Show them the location of the hand truck. If they need a briefer on driving a manual, I can help with that as well. Basically, no need to whup my ass.
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I agree, and I will tell them the good stuff is on the shelves, not my pick ups, inside story. If they really cared about our safety, they would arrange routes, with the drivers help, and helper loads so drivers in dangerous areas could get in and out of these areas in daylight, at the very least. Problem is with the thugs these days, they would rather shoot you or disable you and worry about the rest later. But they dont ask for input anymore, and they worry about falling limbs.
    I can count on one finger how many management people asked me if I have any problems, and I am on the rough side of town, and yes Ive been robbed, but no weapons, and no harm to me. I was lucky. Next time maybe not. But I can honestly say, no one cares. And I dont see it changing til one of us gets killed.
  6. The Blackadder

    The Blackadder Are you not amused?

    Top tip for anyone who wants to steal my package car, if you put a gun in my face you will get the keys.

    Any driver who would do otherwise is really nuts. I dont care whats in my package car you can have it.
  7. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    can we all say BS together....I was put on the road several times during extreme weather emergencies, where the only vehicles allowed on the road were POLICE, FIRE, E.M.S., and designated first responders the reasoning behind this was we were delivering medication..therefore we were "emergency" providers..that's safety for you
  8. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    i bet you that guy has to grieve it to get paid for that day and a half.
  9. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    They do not want your pkg car, and they do not want the keys. They want unfettered access, which we would all give. That does not mean if you give them that, that when they are all done, they will just drive away. In my case they did. Smarter thugs dont want witnesses left behind.
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Thank God you are ok.
  11. The Blackadder

    The Blackadder Are you not amused?

    Lets face it, safety at UPS only counts when it works in favor of UPS.
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

  13. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Or when you man up grow a set and take the bull by the horns. For every man like me there are like 278 me-sters who take it up the ass. I've fought hard for where I'm at its your turn bro.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2012
  14. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I always fantasized about a situation in my old p800 smunching any reprobate loser
    that crossed the line of permission in the door using the clutch,and physics.
  15. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    I love this episode. /me has the whole series
  16. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Agreed. Yes, UPS only cares about safety from a financial angle. Nothing new there. So you better carve out a space for yourself to make yourself safe. No shortcuts. Methods. I'm in feeders, and if the conditions are too dangerous to go on, I call in and tell them I'm parking it. Are they happy? No. Will they try talking me out of it? Of course. But who cares. If I were to wreck, the first thing they would ask, is "why didn't you stop?"

    Quit trying to make safety run parallel to UPS's production numbers. They don't run side by side, people.
  17. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    I live a mile from where the driver was held up at gun point, a lot of people were very surprised by what happned
  18. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I appreciate that, really. No one else cared.
    Has made me a little bitter.......