roll away, never shown / told hand brake tightening

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 11.19igrad, May 3, 2020.

  1. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

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  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    would you like management to check to see if you wiped your arse when you get done also

    This is a mans game if you can’t figure out how to play it Time to go back to the hub

    Do you know what a pretrip is
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  3. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Have to hit the switch. They put the switch right near the gear lever. A light indicates engagement.
  4. When I come up with next?... Bluetooth and backup cameras?:happy-very:
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    GPS tracking?
  6. Telematics for everyone.,
  7. Sudz

    Sudz Well-Known Member

    Guilty as charged.

    Nobody ever told me we were supposed to tighten it, or how to even do that. Definitely should be trying to drive forward with the brake engaged as part of the pretrip though.
  8. 60lbBagofdogfood

    60lbBagofdogfood Active Member

    they'll claim they did teach you how to tighten it and that you "forgot". happened to me. so I don't even ask questions anymore because no point in arguing. if you have any questions ask one of the veteran drivers.

    plus you can easily check handbrake by just pulling it up while in drive and seeing if the truck actually moves at all.
  9. Over70irregs

    Over70irregs Active Member

    In cab camera
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  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Since when.... is not checking the handbrake not a part of the pre-trip ?
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  11. I believe you said check in the handbrake was part of the pre-trip
  12. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    The "method" was adjusting the handbrake, with the vehicle in 2nd gear.

  13. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    How dare you??!!
  14. While I was taught every time you pull the e-brake you turn the handle back towards you to make sure it's completely tight.

    And don't correct me or I might be forced to buy you two beers
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  16. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    use the e-brake? :lol:
  17. deeztier

    deeztier Active Member

    this right here. sometimes it's not even the e brake but the crappy tires that'll slip on anything... especially if they send you on a rural route without terrain tires.
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  19. Brownslave688

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

    I was gonna say I’m shocked he was driving a manual.
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  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Any decent slope the package car gets left in gear. I never trusted those handbrakes.