Reported to Integrity: Irreg driver unsafe practice.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Integrity, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    To all,

    It was reported to me that in a particular building the irreg drivers are driving in an unsafe manner.

    Is this a chronic problem in your facility also?

  2. undies

    undies Active Member

    What is an "irreg" driver?
  3. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    ‚Äčno, everything is good in my hub..
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I think a lot of those guys are high when they are driving around.
  5. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Our guys drive safe but none know how to use highlight tape.
  6. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster


    An irreg driver is a person who drives the over 70's, irregular size packages around.

    They drive the Industial Vehicle that pulls the train of carts around.

    Some small outlying buildings do not have this equipment.

  7. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster


    You can file a grievance.

    This is a violation of Article 44 Section 2 of the Master Contract.

  8. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    highlight tape doesn't make the pkg. any lighter
  9. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    No, it does not. But it reduces the chances of getting injured; I'm going to give more attention to a package that has highlight tape on it than one without.
  10. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    serenity now,

    Packages moving through the system without enough highlight tape that is clearly visible from all sides is a contract violation.

    It is managements responsibility to see that this happens.

    If it doesn't, a grievance is in order.

    Has anyone ever filed a grievance about this?


    QKRSTKR Active Member

    Isn't it the responsibility of the pick up driver, or if a feeder pick up, the responsibility of the shipper to label things properly? Or the driver could make sure it is properly labeled with stickers or tape on all 6 sides before picking it up? If anyone has a grievance, it would be the irreg. people. Why are the irreg. packages/over 70 s making it to a sorting facility un-marked?

    Im not sure, but this sounds like a issue for a union official to deal with.

    QKRSTKR Active Member

    I'm sure a grievance would result in a union employee being disciplined. Kind of like ratting on someone. Doesn't everyone know they are suppose to be marked on all 6 sides before coming into the system. I blame all package car drivers who pickup over 70 s that aren't properly labeled. Shame on them.
  13. undies

    undies Active Member

    Ah ok. That's what they're called. We call them bulk drivers. The guys we have are all pretty good at it and know when to yield to our trucks and beep the horn when they go out to the yard or passing a thoroughfare.
  14. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster


    Either way is fine.

    Union employees should know the contract and follow the contract.

    Management employees should see that employees do the job the right way.

    The union does not need more employees who don't want to do the job right.

    This gives the union a bad name and reputation.

    Individuals who don't want to do the job they are contractually required to do, especially when it directly benefits their union brothers, should either change or be fired.

    This would pave the way for rank and file members who want to do the job the right way.

    I know this is hard for some to here but union pride has to come back some time or the country is just going to hate union workers more and more.

  15. ocnewguy

    ocnewguy Member

    Irregs...sometimes i have nightmares about a 500 pc 150lb/ea winch special accidentally coming down the belt. And the last thing i ever see as i am buried alive in a feeder is...winches.
  16. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster


    On the belt is a contract violation.

    Do you get help with these packages?

  17. Brownslave688

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

    We just throw over 70's on our shoulder and walk it to the end of the building.
  18. teamsterdan

    teamsterdan Member

    over 70's are a big issue in our facility as well (middleton wi) we do not have a bulk train and use bulk carts; we do not even have a designated bulk person most days........ they (mgt.) have basically scared, intimidated, or conned the part timers into NOT using 70 our facility is relatively new (built in 1996) i have been there the entire time and then sum.....when we opened we had less than 15,000 pieces daily and under 20,000 @ peak.......last few yrs. our volume runs between 20-25k daily and hit 34k @ peak........ our start times however have gotten later.....use to start in the late 3am hr, last few yrs starts consistently after 0430.......they also harass the part-timers they know have to take care of kids, go to skool, or another job....on days when air is late or we go down later than normal.....the p/t employees cut all sorts of corners and mgt. goes along with it.....there comes a pt. where "you become the a-hole" for insisting the over 70 policy is enforced......i know "how" the issue is supposed to be fixed as at one pt. many yrs ago/center managers ago, during a meeting i explained to him that the trailers come in with unmarked bulk, (from sum places more so than others) he then told US that the trailers ARE SUPPOSED TO BE audited by the supervisors, which is to include among other things load quality, un-marked bulk, damages and tape jobs that come outta any specific trailer.......kinda hard to insist your supervisors do THEIR jobs, and keep on top of the part timers.....see where i'm going with all this (it makes one very unpopular) i do personally insist on taping ALL unmarked over 70's, tape jobs etc. what those part timers don't see is that if they did EVERYTHING correctly they could all easily have 4+ hrs daily.......
  19. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    My problem

    Is when they over load the train carts so they can't see, and don't beep the form when they start up. I have actually said something because the walkway is narrow, and sometimes have to criss-cross to get through, and I've been almost hit
  20. Gumby

    Gumby *

    SAFETY FIRST!!! ...unless it costs time or money!!!Thats why I use my DOK for toliet paper thats all its good for.