If you are rear ended, what method did u fail?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by margaritaville, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. margaritaville

    margaritaville Active Member

    I hear UPS always finds a way to blame you. Assuming you have your ebrake on, what would UPS charge you with if someone re-ended you are a red light cause they werent paying attention?

    The reason i ask is because i got in a tier 1 accident that was unavoidable. I used all methods to avoid it but other drive caused it and admitted it. Im not worried or anything but im :censored2: cause i like to stay off the radar and now if i "cause" an accident anytime soon they will be on my ass a lot more than if this guy never bumped me.

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    You have nothing to worry about.
  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    This is the type of irrational fear crap UPS management tries to place on the drivers. I got a better one for you, driver passes by a pedestrian with a dog on one of those flexi leads, gives wide birth in case owner looses control of the dog as its pulling violently at the leash towards the truck as it approaches. A random dog (driver side) :censored2: at the other dog comes out of nowhere and blines straight for the leashed dog on the opposite side (passenger side) and takes the shortest path, under the truck. Driver feels the bump and owner collaborates his story.

    The incident is "under investigation" to see if its the drivers fault, meanwhile driver is taken off the road for inside work. Of course this driver lacks the willpower to fight to stay on road.
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  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Totally avoidable. You didn't "expect the unexpected"
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  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Same could be said of the last 3 months of 2013 for management during ER conference calls, but that would be ludicrous.
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  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    No......This is Ludakris!!!!

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  7. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    I rear-ended,..make sure that you're sufficiently lubed....that's what Management always said
  8. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Did you get a warning letter?
  9. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Cute-Girl-Bear.jpg I think she is following all the methods!
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  10. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Bear looks happy; he's gotta keep that free hand in the air for 8 seconds
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  11. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Correct....Then look left right left ....before he crosses the intersection!
  12. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    They will make something up if they have to.
  13. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    He's waiting for a high 5
  14. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Yep. Kinda remind me of management last peak season.

    It's our job to expect the unexpected, but they're blindsided all the time by things.
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  15. jrh

    jrh Member

    I think in most states it is the dog owner's responsibility to maintain control of their dog. Especially since a dog collision wouldn't cause a great deal of damage to the vehicle, I don't see management getting too upset.
  16. jaker

    jaker trolling

    If you are rear ended here is some things they can blame on you depending on your story

    You didn't stop smooth
    You didn't leave enough room for the person to go around
    You didn't put on flasher
    You didn't scan your mirrors before stopping
    And you didnt expect the unexpected
  17. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    I've been in your shoes. Just exited the freeway. Stopped at end of off ramp. STOPPED! Foot on brake. Looking LRL, rear camera, then I see in my monitor a mini van, then BAM! Right into my rear bumper.

    Not charged. Only thing that happened was no safe driving certificate that year.

    At 13 years safe and still going.
  18. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I ask my on car when I was first training why they wanted me to look in the mirrors to see what people was going on behind me, and he said something like if I saw a car barreling down on me, that I was suppose to tap on my brakes several times to hopefully "wake" the driver up and slow down.
  19. jaker

    jaker trolling

    We laugh sometimes about if something fell from the sky we will still be a fault because of expect the unexpected

    Or you didn't clear all the sides of the truck
  20. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    True, last years Peak would not have been a disaster if Managment had followed their own teachings.
    "expect the unexpected" If they had done that, Peak woulda run smooth last year!