Roll away, LMFAO.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HazmatGuy, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    How many times have you see it happen, and how many times has it happened to you? Honest?

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  2. cosmo1

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

    Once. Honest.
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

  4. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Not something to laugh about! I NEARLY had one delivering to a business, couldn't find address. NDA package. Got diad, went through bulkhead to look up for phone # on package or whatever info...Lucky to have parked away from ANY vehicles. Heart-stopper but made a save, never again.

    That was in one of those reverse-gear 800's?
  5. OLDMAN3

    OLDMAN3 Guest

    No roll aways but one slide away. Parked on a snow/ice covered hill. Heard it sliding when walking back from a house. Ran and jumped into the moving truck. Ended up in a snow bank. No harm no foul! Measured the skid at 40 feet. Heart rate about twice my normal.
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  6. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Once. I ran after it like a scalded dog.

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  7. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    Once don't tell anyone, my heart was racing faster than my legs were running. The car started to turn slightly , all I could think about was me flatten in the street like a crazy squirrel and management giving me my pink slip, at my funeral.
  8. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Once, when in feeders. Rookie, over 30 yrs ago.

    Hooked up my own set. Had to take two-lane for about 200 miles, one way. Went over ROUGH, I mean, ROUGH, bridge going out of town. Back trailer locked up, smoke billowing like a tire fire, air pressure dropping. At crest of bridge (yeah, up and down, over RR tracks), got out, went to middle, found out the service line from back of front trailer popped off dolly service hookup. Whew! That's all? Hooked it back up. Life is good. Wait, not so fast!

    Set starts rolling DOWNHILL now, without ME in it. Like the true veteran I was (sarcasm intended) I ran after the cab as it was heading toward concrete wall. JUMPED up on steps of old 21000 series F-Model Mack and popped tractor brake that I, conveniently forgot to pull...SINCE I WAS STOPPED ALREADY!

    Why didn't I just, quickly pull service line back off, stopping set, or turn valve off, if I would have been able too? I dunno.

    OK, made it, but just barely. Never did that again. On ANY terrain. ALWAYS popped cab brake for WHATEVER reason.
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  9. cosmo1

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

    As long as nobody got hurt, I suppose they are all kind of funny in retrospect.

    But, at the time..........
  10. Wizzy

    Wizzy Member

    Old 600. Was at crest of hill and e brake was not tightened up, came out building to tranny start clicking and truck was rolling toward side of a church wall. Was stopped by telephone pole that smashed throu nose of truck between engine and front wheel all the way to axle. Only time I've been fired in 36 years
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  11. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I've had several slide-aways, and one sliding backwards down a steep snowy driveway out of control with a helper in the truck. Scary as hell.

    When I used to drive a workhorse 700 I left it in drive twice when turning it off but handbrake held it in place and it was on level ground so it didn't go anywhere.
  12. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    A couple of drivers I worked with last year had a brief roll back. I alerted both of them immediately to it. I was outside of the truck both times.
  13. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Once, and I was standing on the back of the cat walk. I saw a big round boy get out of his truck at a pick up, he had to be about 400 pounds. I have never seen someone that big run so fast.
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Back when I was in driving school we were driving in the ups training bus and one of the other guys in the class stalled then rolled backwards about 25 feet into a gas station parking lot. Freaked all of us out and they ended up letting him pass.
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  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    A roll away is one thing----anyone ever hear of a driver putting a pkg car on its side without causing any damage whatsoever?
  16. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    A driver in my center put one on its side but with damage and was only taken out of service for a few days.
  17. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Where I live there are no hills and parking brakes are rarely used. We do however have uneven parking lots.

    I once got into my truck, moved the hand cart into the cab and then started to go through my air real quick. Felt a bump against the truck and thought it was my buddy who was walking in behind me jumping on the bumper. Next thing I know I am thrown into the cab up against the hand cart and dash.

    I get up to see that I am 100 feet from the building looking out the rear door at a loader standing at an empty bay with his eyes and mouth wide open.

    I apparently knocked the truck out of gear when I put the cart in the cab. The parkers didn't set the brake. The first rock was my PC clearing the parking humps. I was thrown into the cab when it slammed into a tree.

    I laughed for a good five minutes.
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    We had a driver roll a PC. Told the center manager he was welcome for taking that piece of sheet truck out of service
  19. Once plus one where it slid do n an icy hill. Real scary.
  20. cosmo1

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