roll away, never shown / told hand brake tightening

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

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  1. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    absolutely never do this. should be a dot violation
     
  2. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    its an automatic
     
  3. How long have you worked for a company?
     
  4. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    they said come in tuesday 845
     
  5. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    july im a new 22.4
     
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  6. RTCD

    RTCD Member

    Sounds like a mechanical failure if you were in an automatic. Might need to stick to that story vs saying you don’t know how a hand brake works.

    Seriously though, I think half of our cover drivers loosen the hand brakes to the point they don’t work and I’m the only one who actually tightens them up (and uses them) to prevent a roll away.
     
  7. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Had a driver years ago get pissed when I tightened his ebrake after I covered his route. Guess who had a rollaway a few weeks later...
     
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  8. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    i really cant imagine not putting in park, i mean i dont want to roll myself over and i couldnt get out of the truck and get the package and walk to the house and turn around if it wasnt in park. it must have slipped. but the brake was loose back at the hub. no one ever told me about testing the brake. once in some class at integrad isnt enough. this is the most important safety practice. should be drilled everyday. why is the brake even adjustable at all????
     
  9. That's all good brother two accidents in less than a year
     
  10. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    happy to do so if i was told this. never $#@$%#@ told this!!!!
     
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  11. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    first one didnt count, company decided i wasnt at fault. this is a mechanical issue. both instances i was not in the truck.
     
  12. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    :censored2: u. its managements job to constantly remind the bunch of new drivers they have of everything we need to remember and do. how is something this serious never brought up at pcm??? EVER??????

     
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  13. But you don't have a long work history and the pattern does show. Whatever I come is good luck be humble and tell the truth.
    Get prepared to get drilled on Tuesday when you go back to work
     
  14. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    Im going to as professionally as possible drill them on why they never talk about handbrake checks and making sure we are doing them. never once. unacceptable.
     
  15. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    it’s ok sweety do you need a hug
     
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  16. That's not the attitude that you need to go into that meeting. Trust me eat some humble pie and tell the truth
     
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  17. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    that is the truth!!! they never talk about it!!!!! I already told the truth. I ran to the truck reaching for the brake but it was already up! aside from my job, this is my life and someone else's life and then property. unbelievable. I don't have much to lose.
     
  18. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Yeah that’s gonna work well for you

    let us know how it goes :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  19. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    That should go over pretty well.
     
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  20. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    lol