Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TheKid, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Over the past year or so we have been instructed to pull in our mirrors for safety reasons. While I agree to do this if I am at a dock or parked in a narrow space, I have refused to do this if it requires me too "stick my hand out in the middle of traffic". Is this happening in other areas ? If so, how does everyone else handling this ?
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    This has never been a rule in our center.
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    This was mentioned one time the past year in my Center. I don't know of anyone that does it though.
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I've been driving for 15 years and we have always been told to fold in our driver's side mirror. They don't always enforce it, but we are told.
  5. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    In big cities it's a must.You have to park in a small spot on the side of a busy Rd.
    It's 2nd nature to me now,but I always take a peek before sticking my hand out to put it back.
    Ever since the meteorite crashed through my truck,and I got charged with an avoidable accident
    for "picking a bad spot to eat lunch" I have been extremely careful.:wink2:
  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    They tell us to do it, "just use your own judgement". So, I asked why if my judgement isn't trusted anywhere else, so why here? Why this? They don't say it to me anymore. I do it when and if I please. I know that sounds crass, and I don't mean it to be, but if I wasn't smart enough to pull in the mirrors when I saw fit before they decided it was an issue, why am I driving?
    They don't care about my safety when it -20, blizzard conditions and I still have 40 stops. Why should I care anymore about them? I know I sound horrible, and for that, I apologize. I am not in a good mood. Sorry.
  7. whiskey

    whiskey New Member

    It takes one second to fold in your mirror. Two minutes out of your entire day. And your reward is to never have a broken mirror.
    Been folding mine in for 20 years.
    Depending upon your center manager, a broken mirror may be considered an accident.
  8. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    If you pull in your mirror and it loosens and no longer operates properly, you are charged with an accident for pulling in your mirror. :happy-very:
  9. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    And all day to get it back where it was.
  10. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I've been not pulling in my mirror for 22 years. Never had a broken mirror. (Except hitting a bird on the interstate)
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I'll take the accident/broken mirror over losing my arm to some idiot driving too close to my truck.
  12. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    Always pull in my mirror. Even in the most rural places.

    My driver sup who trained me came from a hub that delivered downtown of a one of the largest cities in America. That's how they rolled down there so that's how he trained me to roll.
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    My driver's school training was in a big city and I wasn't trained that way. If I was, I would do the same as you. I am glad I wasn't. As over stated, its not worth your arm. As I said, it takes all day to re-adjust the mirror in any truck I have driven in my center. I don't have that kind of time, or that amount of concern. Charge me with an accident and I guarantee I will get it thrown out.
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The only time my mirrors got folded in was when a tree branch won or the carwasher/car spotter was playing the nightly game of how close can you park one truck to another.
  15. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    What about when it is raining or winter time? Do you open the driver side door or open the window every time? No way I would do that. Now when the day is nice and my driver side door is open then I will pull the mirror but not any other time..
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    ok ... That eliminates you living n Florida.
  17. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    2 minutes a day x 5 days = 10 minutes per week
    10 minutes is 1/6 of an hour.
    Assuming you're paid $30 per hr - $30 / 6 = $5 per week to fold in your mirrors
    $5 x 52 = $260 per year that you are paid to fold in your mirrors.
    I'm sure that the bean counters will put a stop to this practice!!!
  18. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Let's see... $10 dollar mirror gets broken and I get charged with a accident... or I loose my arm in traffic. Tough decision.

    FYI... to all you guys that do tuck in your mirrors... THERE IS NO SAFE METHOD FOR TUCKING IN MIRRORS! They cannot force you to do something if they haven't trained you.
  19. cosmo1

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

  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Every winter I become very aware of this!!