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Personal Vehicle Deliveries(peak)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BUCN85, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    Today at PCM it was announced that during peak UPS will hire people to deliver out of their personal vehicle. Stops will be dropped off for them and they will deliver using an app on their phone. They will get paid $18.75hr 52 cents a mile and $5 a day for cell phone use. This is crazy. Doesn't seem like a good idea
     
  2. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    UPS provides coverage for an accidents while in their employment?
     
  3. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    My center manager mentioned something about this last week. What I wanna know is what the union will say about this!?
     
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  4. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    Never work. Your car insurance company will not let you do this.
     
  5. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Union better be all over this like flies on sheet

    Don't send me on some wild goose chase in January with 42 DFU's everyday

    Anyone getting this one in their center? They're now sending us out with driver follow ups for sure post packages that were delivered to the post office. Why am I doing the mailmans job? Let the USPS do those follow ups
     
  6. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Horrible idea if true. How would you even dispatch this stuff? Even if the persons car could hold 25 packages, that wouldn't even be a complete neighborhood in a lot of areas and wouldn't put a dent in our workload. And if Amazon is any example, it seems the people that take these kinds of jobs always drive ramshackle beaters on bald tires. Mass call ins, accidents and slide offs with bad weather, all the misdeliveries. The reasons why this is a bad idea just go on and on.
     
  7. Brownslave688

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

    Oh they don't care. You'll just be filing for bankruptcy if you get in an accident and hurt someone.
     
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  8. Brownslave688

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

    So what about the pesky DOT?
     
  9. Brownslave688

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

    You better be in your pressed Browns with ups socks on and a clean shaved face.


    But it's ok if these guys look like duck dynasty wannabes driving demolition derby cars.
     
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  10. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

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  11. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Just another dumb thing the Company can point to in convincing shareholders they're staying current with Gig Economy-based delivery services. Just like ORION and that pop top truck drone thing. Won't matter whether it actually works or not.
     
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  12. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    I already filed a grievance.
     
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  13. Catatonic

    Catatonic Nine Lives

    Yes they do ... I know a couple of couriers that use their personal cars.
    I also know a guy that delivers rush car part orders out of his car.
    Some of the Amazon drivers delivers to my house in their personal cars.
    This is in Georgia ... don't know about other states.
     
  14. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

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  15. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Somewhere in the contract "When an Employee uses their personal vehicle while in the service of UPS, the Employer will provide all insurance coverage"
    Not exact wording, but something to that effect.
     
  16. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    Yea , I did it back in the day for next day air. The paid me like .33 a mile also. But I was already an employee. This seems like it could get complicated
     
  17. Brownslave688

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

    You're not even supposed to deliver pizza without special insurance.
     
  18. Catatonic

    Catatonic Nine Lives

    Agreed but that was not the claim that was made ... this was the claim, "Your car insurance company will not let you do this."
    The claim was that you can't use personal car insurance.
    In Georgia, you purchase a Rider for your personal insurance.
    This is easy stuff ... couriers, Uber drivers, pizza/food delivery, etc.
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2017
  19. Brownslave688

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

    Well ron isn't the best with words.
     
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  20. Catatonic

    Catatonic Nine Lives

    So, he's better in person?