UPS Driver killed in Colorado Springs

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Djalu-Roo, May 22, 2020.

  1. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I didn't realize there were cold rethreads. The only thing we have here is hot. Where my dad worked in the 60's had a retread business next door. They always had their garage doors open and you could watch them make the rethreads.
  2. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    Tread pattern is the major difference.
    Aggressive tread for the rear tires and basically grooved tread patterns for the front.
  3. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Its about time you put in an honest days work.
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  4. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    Symbolized by Vulcan Man in Birmingham, AL?
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  5. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    I think there was proposed language on this in the last contract proposal?
  6. Djalu-Roo

    Djalu-Roo New Member

    Telematics did show that his seatbelt was on. The truck rolled on the passenger side, so guessing that the seatbelt failed somehow? He was a great guy, a friend to everyone and always smiling. One of the best.
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  7. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Anything with an aggressive tread around here is called either a mud tire or snow tire. You very seldom see them now days. With all the front wheel drive cars people run a "year around" style of tire--or drive 4 wheel / all wheel drive stuff.
  8. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Did UPS go back to running recaps on the front? If they did -how stupid is that. That wasn't allowed for most of my career.
  9. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    That sucks. RIP
  10. Djalu-Roo

    Djalu-Roo New Member

    Telematics did show his seatbelt on, although I am not sure why the initial police report said he wasn't wearing it, unless it failed somehow? Don was part of our safety committee and always gave out great tips. Always smiling, willing to lend a hand to anyone, and just an all-around great brother in brown. He is missed.
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  11. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    They did years ago.Screenshot_20200523-003541_Chrome.jpg
    The rear duals have the aggressive tread pattern.
    The front tires (when legal) have a much smoother circumference that is grooved, not aggressive.
  12. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    When we first got telematics some guys would just fasten the seat belt behind them and leave it that way all day.
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  13. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    And ours got hauled into the office for a talk with because it shows the seatbelts clasped and unclasped.
    How do you deliver stops with your seatbelt showing clasped all day and never unclasped?
    Pretty dumb move on the driver's part.
    The job isnt that hard.
  14. Djalu-Roo

    Djalu-Roo New Member

    He was a package car driver, 41 years driving. He had just finished his route and was heading back into the building when the accident happened. Telematics shows his seatbelt was on, knowing Don I cannot imagine that he wasn't wearing it.
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  15. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    Or he tried to get out of the truck after it rolled over and unclasped it then?
    Cops shouldn't release info they dont know is accurate.
  16. Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime New Member

    Probably had the seat belt on but the seat belt is gonna do much to save you from being ejected when you roll over with the doors open
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  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    I assume the family lawyer will be able to find out what really happened.
  18. DriverNerd

    DriverNerd Active Member

    Steer tires are the tires intended for steering. The fronts. What they are talking about is making sure the front tires are not retreads as then they have a much lower chance of blowout. A rear tire blowing is scary and loud, but usually manageable (if duallys). A front blowout is a much more dangerous.

    Drive tires are the wheels driven off the engine. Rear tires in a rear driver vehicle. Virgin tires are tires never retreaded.
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    UPS used to only put recaps on rear but they did start putting them on front (steering) tires. Not a good idea but they were legally allowed to do it.
  20. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    why is everyone talking about tires? speculation?

    okay , it's all speculation at this point.

    seatbelt failure?
    or driver fatigue at 9pm and he went off road?
    another vehicle cut him off?
    an animal ran out in road ?
    he wasn't wearing a seatbelt?
    mechanical failure?
    tire failure?
    heart failure ?
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