New driver wreck

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Ashleyrenee44, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Ashleyrenee44

    Ashleyrenee44 New Member

    I'm a new driver. I got my seniority date last week. Today, I was going through a yellow light and the car in front of me slammed on their brakes and I hit them. He wasn't injured but his car is smashed pretty bad. I didn't even know I had gotten my seniority date until I got back and one of the supervisors told me I had finished my 30 days, last week. Anyway, they told me to come in tomorrow in my browns and be ready to drive. But they also told me they're trying to figure out what tier wreck it was. Is there a chance I won't be driving anymore?
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  2. That's definitely a tier 3
    You didn't have enough following distance and didn't have enough time to make an adjustment. They are going to bust your balls over this

    Good luck
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  3. At least she made her 30 days
  4. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    put back in building
  5. Maybe maybe not. She better know her DOK
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    If that's your real name change it.

    In before @trickpony1 !

    Also you will not lose your driving job. You'll be harrassed and treated like scum for a week or so and probably get a warning letter but that should be it.
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  7. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Expect a space and visibility ride, and remember to set your line of decision on stale green lights. As @IVE GOTTA PACKAGE 4U pointed out, if you had a proper following distance, you probably wouldn't have been trying to go through the yellow light. Good luck, learn from this, and don't hit stuff with your package car. You'll be fine.
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  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    from now on quit trying to beat them stale yellow lights.
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  9. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I got chastised and a symbolic spanking from Inde for warning new members not to use their real name. I don't do it anymore.

    I do wonder how many Ashleyrenee's who just had a tier 3 there are in the world?
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  10. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj Well-Known Member

    They will use you has the newest punching bag, until some one else screws up more.
  11. Too much pressure on the newbies. They want all of us old guys out bit the newbies aren't ready yet.
  12. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj Well-Known Member

    This new generation will never be ready.
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  13. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    We are desperate for bodies. It’s peak vacation time and desperately short on drivers. They probably won’t even mention it ever again.
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  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    That's never stopped UPS from making the wrong decision before. They are experts at it
  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    In my building, a tier 3 is an automatic firing. There is also a grievance immediately fired. In my building, I would expect that you would be off 1-5 days. If you work tomorrow, you will have a read from either a supe or the center manager. How well you do on the ride may determine your future.
  16. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a weak local. I would hope they fight for back pay.
  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I do not know for sure. Our last tier 3 was over a year ago and the one before that was several years ago.

    As far as a strong or weak local... I have nothing to compare it to. I feel like my representation has been more than adequate (I have filed 2 grievances and won them both.)
  18. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    Back in the 90’s car accidents never happend.
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  19. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    We've never had anyone fired for a accident. Unless they lied about it. A tier 3 is a term the company uses. If it was a very serious accident where the driver was extremely reckless I can understand. But a tier 3 could be a minor accident in a intersection.

    It sounds wrong is all I'm trying to say and I don't think a local should allow it without fighting tooth and nail.
  20. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    As far as I know, a rollaway is the only automatic walk to the gate where I’m at.