That's a sobering picture. It happened in the early afternoon on what looks like a clear day. Not that it matters but it seems like driver error on the black sedan's part. I start my shift in 2 hours and I will pass along the link. Thanks STLfeeder. Thoughts and prayers to both sets of families.
The company will probably find some chickens**t reason why this was the feeder drivers fault.
It will be in with next years safety training driver program.Oh of course. We already know that the accident was "avoidable" and that the feeder driver should get 100% of the blame. That is, of course, based on UPS's standards. I was talking to a customer about traffic getting bad around town yesterday and that most of the people on the road were bad drivers. She asked me what would happen if one of them hit me while I was driving. She was shocked when I told her the implications involved. When I told her UPS policy on accidents she said "What a bunch of #%&@ Heads!" She couldnt believe that UPS would punish it's drivers for the faults of others. She said the only way to COMPLETELY avoid accidents is to never go to work. I laughed and agreed. When a UPS driver is killed because of someone else being careless all this crap should be thrown out the window. I don't know what affect it would have on life insurance, law suits, etc. but I agree with trickpony1 that UPS will point all their fingers at the feeder driver.
"...have you no shame?". Not really, like a combat hardened veteran my emotional repertoire has been reduced to the point of being numb.trickster.... Have you no shame? One your brothers has paid the ultimate price and you use this tradgedy to bash the management of UPS. For once can't you just express your sorror for the driver and his family? Why is it you always have a negitive comment about UPS. I truly feel sorry for you. You are a bitter person with no compassion for anyone other than yourself. Dosen't it get tiring being negitive all the time? Life is short, as demmonstrated by the topic of this thread, and negitivity only gets negitivity in return.
??????????????????????????????........Dude Chill , people died here! lets just think about them for THIS thread. We all have complaints and compliments about UPS, do you want someone to stand a your place of demise and rant about thier issues?"should" in one hand and crap in the other and see which one fills up the quickest.
I love it when management exercises free license to use words such as "should", "might" and "could" to their benefit.
Picture these very hypothetical scenarios:
Pkg car driver: "Boss, you SHOULD give me the 8 hour day that I previously requested"
Feeder driver: "Boss, I can't take these triples out on the icy roads, I MIGHT have an accident".
We all know neither of these examples will ever happen but isn't it curious how the working slobs can't freely use such words.
PS- I guess I also missed the module on "mind reading" during my training.