keeping package car centered in lane

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by the old master, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. the old master

    the old master New Member

    long time part timer, recently started driving saturday air. my supe's only real critique was that i tend to drift alittle to the right in my lane, and not exactly centered. any tips on how to fix this?
  2. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    You clearly were able to puke the DOK on demand and apply it on your road test otherwise you wouldn't even be behind the wheel, so the issue clearly isnt your fault.

    Write in DVIR "Please do an alignment on wheels - vehicle pulls to right, thanks." This should correct the issue.

    You should also be advised that supervision will always find issue with something. They have to. If they dont, they arent doing their job.

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  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Tell his fat ass to lose weight, he's throwing the package car off center in the jump seat.
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I suppose it could be worse---you could be drifting to the left.

    RH gave you the best advice thus far---write it up.
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Don't look at your right hood fender.
    Look down the road 8 -12 seconds in the lane in which you are driving.
    The human driver tends to "move" the steering wheel towards where he/she is looking.
    With experience and the above knowledge, you will stay centered in your lane.

    Note: Some telephone/utility pole lean in towards the road and potholes tend to be on the right-hand side of the road.
    These are good reasons to stay in the left-part or at least centered in your lane.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have had several accidents where the package car drifted toward the right to the point where the right front tire got caught in the dirt, which then pulled the rest of the car off of the road.
  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Use your mirrors.
  8. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Why would someone ever look at their right hood fender?
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Just look in your mirrors. Then you can see what adjustments need to be made.
    Also don't focus on the vehicle in front of you.
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  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Aim high in steering.
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  11. rod

    rod retired and happy

    In the old P-400's you were lucky to keep them between the ditches. Going straight down the road was impossible
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  12. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Anyone who has ridden in the jump seat of a pc would know that it looks like the car is about to run off the right shoulder evening though the car is centered correctly. Also remember that the sup "has" to find something wrong. Lots of things are subjective.
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  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Or my old Dodge truck ... it had about 30° play in the steering wheel.
  14. Brownslave688

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

    I drove one one of my first years. Holy hell. The route had some brutal twisting roads too.

    Drive 30-35 on a lot of 55 mph blacktop in that thing.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...yet many were able to do it to the point where they joined the Circle of Honor....
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    It hard to keep it in the center, what- with checking my cell and Diad and all.
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  17. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Which to me ,still means nothing. I will never get to the number. Due to the union sell out.
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I know rookie---I've got one of those Century 21 jackets
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Call me old school but I normally use that big wheel thing in front of me to keep the car centered.
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  20. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Tips on how to drive straight down the road? Jesus man where do these people come from?
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