Stabilicer Cleats?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MassWineGuy, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Hey everybody. Greetings from the other side. I drive for FedEx Express but am out for a few weeks because I slipped on ice and broke my wrist.

    I’ve heard that a lot of UPS drivers wear these Stabilicer XP cleats:

    Anyone here use these? Can you drive well enough with them on? I can’t see putting them on and removing them between stops.

    Thanks very much.
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    They work wonders on hardwood floors an linolium
  3. el blanco

    el blanco Guest

    never needed them
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    Worthless running business’s. They are slick and mar up polished floors
  5. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Ok. If there’s a lot of ice you must sometimes use something. When I worked at the Lynnfield North (MA) center there were boxes of slip-on cleats for anyone who wanted a pair.
  6. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    A good pair of gore- tex boots is all you need

    If it gets worse than that EC is your friend. Why take chances
  7. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Will FedEx fire you if you’re not willing to walk across ice sheets to deliver? I’m with @burrheadd . If my Eccos don’t cut it the delivery isn’t gonna happen. But we’ve got a Union.
  8. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I wear Due North ice cleats that just pull on over my boots. They work great and don’t bother me driving
  9. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    I use Yaktrax.

    goretex doesn't provide traction on ice
  10. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of own destiny

    I have ice fishing cleats from stabilicers walk ice cleats. 20 bucks. I don't go inside any where where I deliver. Fine to drive with.
  11. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    No. We’re not fired for not attempting what a driver feels is an unsafe delivery. And I definitely don’t drive up any roads or driveways where my vehicle will get stuck.

    Good boots are wonderful. But they won’t stop you from slipping on glare ice. Re: Thanks for the tip. I will look into those cleats.

    A union is great to have, in general. Strength in numbers, etc. But it depends on the local and who the shop stewards are. At the Teamsters local for this area every treasurer for the past 20 or so years is either dead or in prison. I know it differs in other places.
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I doubt they would be very comfortable after 8 hours.
  13. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of own destiny

    Don't notice at all. Especially walking across ice

    BSWALKS Toe to Toes

    Walk like a penguin
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  15. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    But did you walk like a penguin?
  16. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    More comfortable than my broken wrist.
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  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Drama queen.
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  18. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Ice cleats are provided to drivers regularly by UPS for free. They are basic and not as nice as the OP's example.
  19. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    Depends on your center.
    We were even required to wear them when our center bought them.
    They bought them for us even when someone marked up a customer's floor.
    They stopped when a driver twisted a knee since his foot would not pivot.
  20. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    if i can't walk or drive safely to the delivery location, it's being sheeted EC or missed

    what are they gonna do, send me back to my office? lmao