mechanics at my hub are being forced to work overtime or face termination. just like I said in my forced day after thanksgiving thread, this is never going to end unless we stand up and put a stop to it. UPS can always hire more people. yes, in feeder we can be worked til directed for 60 hours a week. I understand that. but what about mechanics? do they also have HOS _( hrs of service ) regulations to follow? I don't think so but they should. I told my mechanic I didn't want him to be working on my tractor if he was too tired. I am not a mechanic but even an expert pretrip would not catch a bolt that wasn't tightened or many other life threatening things that only a mechanic or DOT inspector may find. I told him that he was too tired to work overtime he should just tell his supervisor that and go home. ive used that excuse maybe 5-6 times in 30 years. they didn't argue with me.