Stuck in the snow

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bham brown, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. bham brown

    bham brown Active Member

    Word is 31 drivers in the Southeast center never made it back to the center here in birmingham yesterday. Can't give numbers for the other 2 centers or the other building. Most abandoned their vehicles and walked to a shelter or hitchhiked somewhere. By the time they told us to come in it was too late as the roads had already turned to ice. I know it ain't much snow to you Northern guys but it has totally shut us down. I was lucky because I live near my route. I just drove home. Think of the guys that got stranded away from home today as you go through your day.

    On a side note, we still haven't heard from our management team about anything since they told us to come in.
  2. Rico

    Rico Active Member

    Its usually cold enough here in the North that we usually get just snow. It seems like in the South because of the warmer weather you get heavy wet snow that packs and turns to ice. Snow you can drive on. Ice, not so much.
  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

  4. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Going to be interesting as to see how they pay everyone for that.
  5. Brownslave688

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

    Yep. First thing I do after a good snow is go out and try to make a snowball. If I can't easily make a snowball I know its going to take 10-12 inches before my day gets too bad.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I think 10-12 inches pretty much makes anyone's day bad.
    On the receiving end at least.
  7. Brownslave688

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

    You know sometimes those 4-8 inch snows are worse for you feeders than us in package. Ill take 6 inches of fresh powdery snow to drive in over a highway that's been packed down to almost ice anyday.
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I'll take any powdery amount as long as it's not blowing and it stays cold. The truck will just blow through it. Now let it warm the refreeze or come down heavy and wet and then it gets interesting.
  9. Brownslave688

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

    As long as its not blowin is key. Coming home down 55 in central Illinois Sunday came up on about a 100 yard wide track of 2-3 inches that had blown over the road. Otherwise road was totally clear. There were about 10 cars off in that little spot.
  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    22 drivers in our hub (Roswell) slept overnight in the hub. We had two drivers sleep at corporate among the suits.
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Were they still virgins the next morning?
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  12. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Mon morn I-57 was closed for ten miles in either direction of me. Rt 45 was all but closed. Wasn't too hard to make the decision to not go in.
  13. Squint

    Squint No more work for me!

    Did the drivers leave their package cars on the highway? I know that it was extremely bad conditions but I wonder how management will handle that. Never is a driver supposed to leave his/her package car unattended. Interesting to see how this is going to turn out. Keep us posted!
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    If I stayed at corporate I'd hope I'd have horrific gas.
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  15. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    happened to me once, paid time and 1/2 till midnight, straight time from midnight till got back to building.........if you found shelter and left the truck, you got paid till you left the truck......then straight time to drive back to building..... i was lucky (not really) stuck on thruway no where to go... couldnt leave truck froze meee ass off! Diesel was running low had to shut her down alot!
  16. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    In my situation, we where told to find shelter if possible and to leave truck giving them exact location where truck was and where you were
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    "Just look for the large brown campfire"

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  18. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Nooooo smoking allowed in the UPS Truck dammit!!!!
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    It hasn't snowed here since Sunday but I got stuck today. It's so cold and windy that it keeps drifting the roads and driveways shut.
  20. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Sounds good. I'll be surprised if over the next couple of weeks we don't hear some stories of payroll issues.