roll away, never shown / told hand brake tightening

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  1. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    You've been at UPS for 5 months and had 2 accidents. Make sure to tell us how that works out telling them its their fault, and it's unacceptable
     
  2. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    what happened to this is a mans game? this is their job. to make us recite stuff, quiz us, test us, etc to make sure we know everything and do everything. why are they sups if they dont do this? would they rather deal with a fatality or expensive property damage??

     
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  3. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    I cant stop someone barrelling out of their driveway backward into my truck when I'm away with the package. If im not taught something I should know about the handbrake, how am I supposed to know and act accordingly? were you born with infinite knowledge of everything? do you remember everything always? or do you need to be taught and reminded like everyone else?

     
  4. 60lbBagofdogfood

    60lbBagofdogfood Active Member

    Better than one of our newer drivers. Qualified in the beginning of October. 6 on paper crashes so far :speechless2:
     
  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I'm pretty sure they will be able to produce all kinds of paperwork from your training detailing how you were trained on a proper pre-trip, testing the handbrake, turning the wheels toward the curb when parked on a hill, etc.
     
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  6. And you still kept your job?:speechless:
     
  7. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    you know, you dudes keep talking about ONE CLASS. they repeat certain things we learned in that class every day pcm. WHY NOTHING ABOUT THE HANDBRAKE?????


     
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  8. 60lbBagofdogfood

    60lbBagofdogfood Active Member

    ma'm i follow the methods thank you.
    how dare the
     
  9. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    As far as they are concerned you are liability, and you are going to go into a meeting with them telling them how they :censored2:ed up and it's unacceptable?
    What do you do each morning for your pretrip
     
  10. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    its probably a set up. they could be lazy about it and send a diad message everyday or SOMETHING. a lot of new drivers im talking to say they havent been told either.



     
  11. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    That's a great point, be sure to ask them that. Might want to lawyer up too, that will show them you mean business.
     
  12. 60lbBagofdogfood

    60lbBagofdogfood Active Member

    they're not going to look at it like that. their point will be, what could of you done to prevent it from even happening. they will take that and hold it against you unless you get away with it
     
  13. Never tell the truth.
     
  14. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    obviously im not going to scream at them they are unacceptable. I didnt shut up for 2 hrs about not knowing to check this last night with them. They said it wasnt my fault. but im going to just say it would have been great if this was mentioned a lot more. these brakes should not be adjustable. if you dont like the brakes u dont drive for ups.


     
  15. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    You're old....


    :biggrin:
     
  16. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    the truck was still for close to 2 minutes before it started to roll. something gave out.

     
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  17. 60lbBagofdogfood

    60lbBagofdogfood Active Member

    fill out your form for repairs for a safety concern on the vehicle. write it up every day if it still isn't fixed. that is your backup.
     
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I'll be interested in what they say about the PC rolling when it's in park...
    OP, make sure you get back to us after the meeting!
     
  19. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut “They” are coming for us.

    They have to make the hand brakes adjustable in case someone like @Future needs to put them on he can’t do it with pipe cleaner arms and has to make it less.
     
  20. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    i wont take the truck from now on if the brake isnt correct. im never going to be ok parking these trucks ever again.