roll away, never shown / told hand brake tightening

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

  1. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut “They” are coming for us.

    Leave it running and sprint off your stops!
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  2. 11.19igrad

    11.19igrad Member

    i thought thats a safety violation. truck has to be off to open bulkhead and exit vehicle.
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  3. 60lbBagofdogfood

    60lbBagofdogfood Active Member

    don't get stressed about it. be concerned if you get in t3. your car rolled and ran over a mailbox. if you're not :censored2: at your job they're not going to want to get rid of you. it's just unfortunate it happened again so soon. some people are just unlucky.
  4. Brownslave688

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

    I agree with him though. I rarely use my e brake when in an automatic and have never had a sup say a word to me on a ride.
  5. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    How many accidents have you had in the last 5 months
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  6. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut “They” are coming for us.

    It’s also a safety violation to let it roll into something while you’re not in it Chief! Might as well get done earlier?
  7. 60lbBagofdogfood

    60lbBagofdogfood Active Member

    perks if you work for fedex. doors wide open. truck stays on.
  8. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut “They” are coming for us.

    Doesn’t that beeping noise drive you crazy? When you don’t put it on?
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    OP, tell them you didn't know, beg for forgiveness, say it will never happen again.
    You don't want to be throwing blame, you want to keep your job.
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  10. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Do you alway blame others for your
    F* ups
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  11. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Yeah that’s the ticket a few more ignorant messages on the diad

    that will fix it
  12. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

  13. Mutineer

    Mutineer Active Member

    I have never worked at UPS. But I have driven a wide variety of vans with a hand brake like the one being discussed.

    When I began driving heavy-duty vans (with no training other than being shown to wait for the glow-plug light to turn off when starting a cold, Diesel engine) nobody ever told or showed me that the hand brake is adjustable. And that it can very easily come out of adjustment unintentionally from everyday use.

    It took me about six months before I accidentally discovered that the hand brake tension could be adjusted at the handle.

    As a tinkerer/home mechanic, adjustment of the parking brake tension via the handle is NOT something I have ever seen on any ordinary, light duty passenger car or truck. The parking brake on these vehicles are adjustable underneath the car, at the individual rear brakes, and you NEED tools to do it.

    I can absolutely understand that if this adjustment at the handle feature is not specifically demonstrated and physically shown to a new driver, right in front of his face, that he would remain ignorant of this feature. Therefore, the OP has my sympathy.
    Last edited: May 3, 2020
  14. Brownslave688

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

    The hazards beep too but no. I’m married and have 2 young kids. I’ve trained myself to drown out high pitched sounds.
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  15. Occasionally I forgot a few times
  16. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Back when I was a young buck, everyone drove manuals. No telematics. Where I live in Texas, it's as flat as a pancake. I'd leave the bulkhead door open, pop it it neutral, leave it running, raise the hand brake (which was adjusted loosely) jump up, grab a package, hop out the door while the PC was still rolling. I'm sure Rod will back me up on this.
  17. Let's do the math 2 days a week times 18 years equals how many days of driving, he's probably very high risk
  18. Brownslave688

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

    It’s been years.

    I missed has the op had one?
  19. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I used the handbrake every stop, no matter what. Why? because every time you slapped it down, the odometer would turn over 1/10 of a mile. It added up.
  20. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    Was it a mechanical failure? If not you are SOL. Accident.