Stay out of residential driveways

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bottomups, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Had an accident in my center on Monday. Driver backed into a basketball hoop causing minimal damage. Management over reacts and messages all of us to stay out of ALL residential driveways.
    I'm not walking off this one with in the rain with four truck tires weighing around 250lbs.
    What would you do?
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  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    You could have turned around by the mail box. Wouldn't have to walk so far. A supe telling you to stay out of driveways never ran a country pull.
  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Looks like there is a good place to turn at the top, I'd drive it.
  4. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Just do your job and dont worry about the silly messages. If they want to get all technical about it, you could simply refer to that as a "private access road" instead of a driveway. That'll shut em up for a little while.
  5. Brownslave688

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

    Yeah I got some hydration blah blah blah message while having lunch with my wife. She thinks the boards are so cool so I let her open and read it.

    She started laughing and read it to me. I said yep this is the stupid stuff that they deem worthy of interrupting my day everyday. She said wow u guys aren't 5.
  6. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Feeders now has this message goop going on now too.

    Week ago or so, pretty gnarly snowstorm in the state. Long story short, friend of mine wasn't gonna make it home without violating. Called em. Said they'e pick him up at XXX. Running along, "Red Alert" came across. Of course, you can't bring it up whilst driving. Have to stop. He looks for place to stop without getting stuck. Message reads something like, "Well, there ain't no place to turn around in the median to get you there at XXX." He types em back, and not in these exact words, "Look dumba**es! I said, Mile Marker XXX. There's a truck stop on north."

    Cautiously under way again another "Red Alert" comes across. His personal phone rings. He answers with Bluetooth, of course. Another driver askes him when he'll be at XXX. Problem solved. On stopping, he looks at "Red Alert" message. It reads, "OK".

    Somebody should take their toys away from them.
  7. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    I'd back up the driveway. I had a country run and quite honestly backed up more than one driveway that long on a
    regular basis. And if you can't back up a driveway that wide you shouldn't be driving anyway.
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If I never delivered there I would cart it off. If you been there and know there is a good turn around then drive it.
  9. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    I would put in a Dr bag. Leave it by the mailbox. That is what management is telling us to do in our center. To avoid backing. No customer service anymore. They said they will handle any complaints. Do what they preach. Make them make the choices
  10. balland chain

    balland chain Member

    I would do as instructed and walk them off.. When (if) they ask why you were over, give them this picture and tell them you are working as in the bank..
  11. wilberforce15

    wilberforce15 Member

    This is always the right answer, especially when directives are stupid. The only way you might stop getting such dumb instructions is to follow them, and let them feel the consequences.
  12. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    A residential driveway and a country driveway are two different things. No matter what just don't hit anything. It doesn't matter where you are if you hit anything. But stay out of resi driveways in heavy areas. Too many variables...not nearly as many variables in country driveways.
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    8th key to lifting and lowering:Use tools and equipment. Your package car is a tool. Use it to get up that "private road".
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    My rule of thumb if I've never delivered there is drive in and take the chance. If you can drive it in you can back it out.
  15. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    on a residential driveway, i always walk it the first time and look for any hazards
  16. Brownslave688

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

    Yep. Ain't no way I'm getting that far away from my package car.

    What if there are dangerous dogs?
  17. Dont look like the house is on 2 acres!!! Walk it off!!!!
  18. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Good point.
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Don't forget to back it up in neutral, so you don't show up on telematics.
  20. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Nice easy slope on that there hill. Drive all the way and and coast back down the hill to turn around at mailbox. Noone would be the wiser. Unless, of course, if they wondered why your DIAD gps did not jive with the telematics.