My first accident

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by AttackedHawk34, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    If I could find it I would say it probably wouldn't fit.
  2. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    There was only one Man who was flawless ,, perfect ,, and he was nailed to a cross ,,, do the best you can and never rush for these people , your only a stat on their sheet !!
    Don’t be a stat in the obituary column ,,, go and sin no more Lol
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  3. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

  4. DriverNerd

    DriverNerd Active Member

    You're putting too much pressure on yourself and you're making this circle of honor thing way more important than it is. If you do get circle of honor you'll be among thousands of others...who cares. There's so many more important things in life than having a patch on your arm. It's much more important to make it home alive and enjoy life outside of work. Working is just a means to enjoy the rest of your life. And you did the right thing; you hit something, you reported it. One day ride with a supervisor and you're back to the way it was before. Move on. Relax.
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  5. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    You did not lose those years, you just won't get another year until a year from now. Also, focus is important, but you have to focus on what's really important. If you spend a lot of mental energy thinking about methods you're not focusing enough on actually driving safe.

    Back when I was in the Army, we were trained a very specific way to fire the M-16. If I had to actually follow that training to the letter in battle I would probably be dead. There's the Army way, then there's the right way. Just like there's the UPS way....
  6. FedUPSer9816

    FedUPSer9816 Member

    Sorry for your accident. What did you hit?
  7. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    A stationary object, didn't you read the original post?
  8. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    I have bad anxiety and drove scared for a while after just starting out. It’s just too stressful and wears on you. Eventually you have to have somewhat of a IDGAF attitude out there and do your thing.
  9. Brownslave688

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

    All of my accidents came in the first 18 months. They totaled one of trucks even though it really wasn’t that much damage. Seen them rebuild far worse.
  10. FedUPSer9816

    FedUPSer9816 Member

    Yes I read the entire thread. My question is WHAT stationary object.
  11. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Wow ,,,, and that story has fooled 100’s of millions for over 2000 years
  12. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I like how you call it your "first" accident, like you're just getting warmed up.
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  13. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I retired with 34 years safe driving. It's not as big a deal now as it used to be. Take Rod up on his offer of his jacket, and I'll send you my tie. You can wear them to an AM meeting and be the talk of your center.
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  14. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Well-Known Member

    Struck Stationary....

  15. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

  16. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Well-Known Member

  17. I hit a pole
    I slightly bent a carport pole as i was turning around in a country gravel driveway to avoid a back. I tapped it with my front bumper. I thought i had enough clearance but obviously i didnt. Its one of several aluminum poles that holds up the canopy.
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  18. I know im not supposed to go into drivways but this place was off a major busy road with lots of traffic where car drive 55 miles an hour on and to be honest there was more than enough space for me to actually turn around in it without hitting it thats why im like wtf it was totally avoidable.
  19. Stuff happens. You learned your lesson and in sure you won't do it again.
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  20. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Any damage