roll away, never shown / told hand brake tightening

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  1. WDFD
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    They all count.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    ...or you could just sit there and keep your mouth shut and hope like hell they don't fire you...
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    You are right-----this is a man's game and part of being a man is OWNING UP WHEN YOU :censored2: UP!!
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    The wind shifted direction.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    He was screwing with you.
     
  8. Sudz

    Sudz Well-Known Member

    There's only one in our whole fleet that I've loosened, and I stopped doing that when I realized it wasn't making the brake any easier to pull.

    But I doubt they'll be able to produce anything showing he was taught how to adjust the brake. That isn't covered at Integrad. I didn't learn that until I found one so loose it wouldn't stay engaged, then the mechanic showed me.
     
  9. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    Wow....just wow! It’s is apart of our training, it’s part of your pre-trip. It’s shocking how quickly you dismiss yourself from responsibility, take some personal accountability with your job.
     
  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    A car with an automatic transmission will rollaway when you shut it off if you did not shift it into Park. This is what sounds like happened to me. A loose parking brake will not hold the vehicle in place. I don't know if they can use telematics or some other system that will tell if the vehicle was in Park at the moment it started rolling. Those transmissions do have a computer built into them so I expect they do. I learned this the hard way the first day I got my first automatic package car. I was lucky enough to notice it was starting to roll and I was quick enough to stop it before it rolled backwards into a couple of expensive cars.
     
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  11. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    To fire you.
     
  12. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Won't have to worry about it.
    You are going to be unemployed.
     
  13. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Did you own up about throwing your cat in the dumpster?
    What about when you were jaywalking and got hit by a car?
     
  14. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    You’ve almost certainly been instructed on the use of an e-brake. Whether or not you were paying attention is another story.
     
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  15. But how many other people do not know how to do that?
     
  16. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    It is
     
  17. Sudz

    Sudz Well-Known Member

    Probably most of the newer/younger drivers. It's not covered in any of the training material, so it's something you would learn through experience and time.
     
  18. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    You cause you were intimidated and didn’t continue tightening it? Haha
     
  19. How you holding up brother wrench?
     
  20. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Too much to cope with here
     
  21. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    I've had one start to roll after not fully engaging park.

    Got back into the hand brake habit real quick that day.