Have you ever reported being followed by a suspicious vehicle?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by lilbrown, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. lilbrown

    lilbrown New Member

    If so, what happened? Was there an investigation?
  2. lilbrown

    lilbrown New Member

    When I reported my concern, I was taken off the road without pay. I am currently fighting this and I need to find out if this is UPS's normal procedures. I have been a Driver for almost 11 years now and I'm asking for all your replies.
  3. I've heard DOT observing drivers. Could be wrong ... Best of luck my fellow UPS Brotha

    Just created new account . Was "theupsguy83" using TheKingOfQueens from now on
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Are you going to tell us the rest of the story? What reason did they give you for your removal? What you're telling us makes no sense.
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  5. lilbrown

    lilbrown New Member

    Come on guys. We do not work a 9-5 job and sit at a desk all day. We carry around precious and expensive cargo. We are trained and it is instilled in us to be aware of our surroundings. We know what's normal and what's not. Correct?
  6. lilbrown

    lilbrown New Member

    King of Queens! I like that! Thanks
  7. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I smell troll. No one gets "taken off road" for reporting a vehicle following them.
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  8. cosmo1

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

    Unless, of course, said person was being observed for something said person did previously.

    I'd like to hear the whole story.
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    If he did something that was serious enough to be taken out of service I'm sure they would have told him, in which case he wouldn't be asking the title question. If he knows and and isn't saying, he's just trolling.

    Edit: she, according to profile, 4 posts.
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  10. Gumby

    Gumby *

    We had a driver who was seeing UFO's....He had a short career!
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Again, what did they tell you was the reason that you were taken off road? They don't take you off road for being observant, and reporting suspicious vehicles, unless you have cried wolf way to many times, and then I'd even doubt that. Give us the whole story, and maybe we can help you.

    We've had drivers call center, which in turn, called the cops on "suspicious" vehicles, and laughed as the cops questioned the sups on the side of the road. That is not the reason you were taken off the road, and just about everyone on here knows that, which is why you are catching some flack.
  12. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Funny how this topic pops up after a similar one in another thread.

    Driver of 11 years has no clue how things work?
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  13. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    Called the police on more than one sup following me lol. Its funny to see their reaction as you drive by and smile while they are standing by the cop car getting questioned.
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Don't feed the troll.

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  15. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

    I get you think it's funny. As you have indicated, you knew they were your supervisors and there was no emergency. But what if there is a call for a TRUE emergency and the few extra seconds or minutes that officer takes to respond results in injury or death? Will you still think it's funny?
  16. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    :2guns:What if said TRUE emergency was close to the supervisor following and the few extra seconds or minutes that it took officer to respond Saved a life or lives:2guns:
  17. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

    It's not just being closer or not. It's he is being tied up in an investigation at that moment. Another car may be dispatched. Why put yourself in a position where you could be responsible for this?
  18. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Wrong. I know it's hard for you to understand so let me elaborate, Any true emergency call any and all cars will respond and drop what they are doing. Nice try. Yet again I remind you you are incorrect sir
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  19. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Yes. Several times it was a rambunctious supervisor, once it was legitimate, and one other time I reported several cars following me but it just turned out to be Feds waiting for me to deliver something to a person of interest.
  20. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

    You called an "EMERGENCY number" for someone following you. The cop is diverted to where you are, they are out of the car and interrogating the driver of the car. That alone takes time away from response. Tell a police officer you were doing it for fun and you would be hauled away. It's not funny if someone is hurt and you are admitting you are calling the police at times when you know it 's your boss tailing you. That sir is illegal.