Ran out of fuel

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Insaneasylum, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Insaneasylum

    Insaneasylum Active Member

    We'll the title says almost all of it. My first day by myself I get a kenworth, I only drive Mac and sterling during my training week. So I was a littler nervous hadn't driven in 12 years before last week. I tried to be real through in my pre trip also. The steering wheel covered up the fuel gauge and I also mid took the def gauge for fuel. Luckily I was only 1/2 mile from the hub I was headed to.
    Coasted the tractor and trailors in to a parking lot, so I wasn't on the street. Called my hub let them know and took my meal while I waited. So all said and done I only lost about 45min. I know it looked bad but I hope they don't hold it against me much. Seeing as I'm only seasonal right now.

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  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If you are a seasonal, you might be done. In package, it is an automatic warning letter for seniority drivers to run out of fuel.
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  3. Insaneasylum

    Insaneasylum Active Member

    It happened last night. I called today see if they had any work today and dispatch didn't say anything to me. And no call from the feeder manger today Telling me I'm done.
    Man I could puke worrying about this. Seeing as I left a full time job to do this. I just have to hope and pray they keep me working.

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  4. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    Was the tank full when you took off the cap pretrip and peered inside? Some of our 2012/2013 tractors have had to have their fuel tanks replaced as they had pretty serious leaks in them.

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  5. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Not to pile onto your bad day but why did you leave a steady gig for a temporay one?

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  6. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    They're going to say you didn't perform a proper pretrip. Never depend on the gauges. they sometimes lie. Sometimes when you look into the tank, you can't see the fuel, because it reflects. Keep a piece of wire or a long stick to dip into the tank handy. Just because they didn't say anything the first day or the day after, I think they have 14 days to discipline you. Sometimes they will wait and leave you twisting in the wind before they drop the bomb.
  7. Insaneasylum

    Insaneasylum Active Member

    This is a lot closer to home will be better benifits if I get full time

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  8. Insaneasylum

    Insaneasylum Active Member

    I pulled the cap and there was a screen in it and with the reflection I thought it looked pretty full

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  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If the gauge is broken it's not your fault.
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our mall driver ran out of fuel once.

    Resident know-it-all.
  11. cosmo1

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

  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    This is a temp driver, though. No way to grieve it. I suspect the OP is done.
  13. Gumby

    Gumby *

    OMG! Really?
    How did he ever, get his job back?

  14. Gumby

    Gumby *

    If they drivers bad enough,maybe not.
  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    That could be.

    I would not expect a permanent job offer, though.
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  17. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

    Sucks bro. I hope everything works out for ya.
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  18. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    in feeders, it's all about pre-trip
  19. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    Had an on road Break down once in package…..The Center manger brought me a vehicle to swap out…….it was EMPTY(of fuel)…I asked Him if HE did a proper pre-trip…….He was not happy!
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  20. Brown echo

    Brown echo If u are not alive than for sure truth is not real