No cellphones in cab?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BIGBROWNLONGHORN, Aug 21, 2009.



    Has anyone been told they cannot have cell phones in cab of the truck they must be stored behind bulk head door?AND THEY CANNOT DRINK WHILE DRIVING.WATER OFCOURSE.
  2. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Yes, on sup drive alongs.
    All your drinks and food in the back, no cellphone usage, either. Diad only in the diad holder, and never to be used while driving.

    Some sups allowed me to drink fluids while driving (most of them actually), but my last one didn't. She was a bigshot Saftey Advisor from Toronto.
  3. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    When you get a message to call the center, just send back: "Sorry. Phone is in the back."
  4. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    So what happens when you pass out because you're dehydrated?
  5. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Do the sups store their blackberry's/cellphone in the back of the package car, as they do an OJS ride?
    No freakin way.
    What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
  6. Kman845

    Kman845 Member

    Yup!! No Diad in cab either. Keep it in package compartment, bulkhead door closed.

    While we're at it, no more wine deliveries to residences. Commercial addresses only, same rules as cigarettes.

  7. blue efficacy

    blue efficacy Active Member

    Key difference, the supervisor is not driving a big truck that can kill people.

    My UPS driver when I did Driver Helper would frequently chat on the phone and text while driving. Didn't seem safe to me..
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  9. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    But the gander isn't driving.
  10. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    If you are drinking water while driving are both hands on the wheel?
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I clip my cellphone to the drink holder.
  12. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    we had a driver killed because he was talking on his cell phone. and besides it is the law in some states not to use phone while driving.
  13. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    Think about it. So the whole day you never stop the vehicle or open the bulkhead door. Your dehydrated excuse does not hold water! Ever been hit by a flying water bottle in the cab? I have and it wasn't pleasant.
  14. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    theres nothing wrong with drinking and driving at work

    just ask klein

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Then rip out all the cup holders in the trucks !!!

    The bottom line is that they are responding to an issue at your center. Either someone had an accident while distracted (drinking,eating,talking) or was seen doing it by upper ties and :censored2: them off. Every center does this when something negative affects them. It is not a countrywide policy.

    At our center, the state law prohibits distracted driving. Our DM saw a driver talking on the phone on his way back in the building and THAT was in the PCM the next morning.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    theres nothing wrong with drinking and driving at work

    just ask klein

  17. NHDRVR

    NHDRVR New Member

    Been hearing it for years. Just wait til' the next flavor of the month comes along and be patient.

    I use a Jabra headset, which is better than the Jawbone I previously used, and I keep a frozen gallon of H2O on one of the shelves just because I don't want it rolling around in the cab.

    Remember that when a Sup. is on car everything you do is the 'wrong' thing. They need something to do when they are on car so just nod and say ok. Like a rash, eventually they will go away.
  18. tracker2762

    tracker2762 Active Member

    When you shift gears are both hands on the wheel?
  19. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS


    We haven't been told this yet. I won't give up my water up front. They can write me up and it will go to panel. That one I would fight all the way.

    Having the bottle of water up front is a necessary evil. I think it is worth the risk. When I open my bulk head door it is all business. I don't stop to think about getting a drink of water. I am looking for my next pkg. I can't say how many times I have had to stop and re open the door because my water jug needs to be refilled and I forget to do it at a delivery stop.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2009
  20. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    When I drove I didn't have the luxury of cupholders.