Warning letter

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by snakeman031465, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. snakeman031465

    snakeman031465 New Member

    Shifting on yard pulled wrong trailer off door with someone inside still
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    That is a dangerous mistake. Hope you will be more careful next time. Lesson learned.
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Did the guy in the trailer soil himself?
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Only one time? Used to happen all the time. Tell the unloader or loader to just sit down and hang on. Whatever you do, don't jump out of the trailer or you may break a leg and get ran over in the darkness.
  5. snakeman031465

    snakeman031465 New Member

    Will be getting warning letter or suspended
  6. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    Go slow, get out and check next time. Help find the guy in the trailer a new pair of pants.
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Our spotters always walk back to the dock door and make sure it is a pull. Takes an extra minute but well worth the time to keep someone from being hurt or worse.
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Why the new pants? Used to happen all the time.
  9. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    Our shifter has done it a few times. Now he waits inside and watches the unloader close the door or clear area if they are barn doors
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  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I love when the rollers come flying out!
  11. Which hub do you work at? This happened at my hub last week
  12. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Ouch....thats a biggie!
  13. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    hopefully, you didn't damage the rollers or extendo, and only scared the loader in the trailer. It happens sometimes on trailers that are scheduled for a pull and replace. Sometimes the hub fudges when they call yard control.
  14. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    Didn't know, that would scare the sh out of me.
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Maybe the first time. You know when the spotter backs under the trailer something is going to happen.
  16. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    It happened to me years ago, but I was on the other end of it. I had just started my shift (night shift) and was a feeder loader at the time. I was told to continue loading a trailer the previous shift had started. I was walking the extendo into the trailer as the P/T sup was carrying a load stand into the trailer for me when the world moved under my feet. Fortunately the extendo was only about 10 feet into the trailer so the sup and I were able to move before we got crushed between the extendo and the wall of the feeder.

    He drove it about 50 feet then stopped. I leaned around the back door and yelled up "really?" The driver didn't even get out. He hung his head out the window annoyed at me and yelled back "Yeah, really!"
    I lost my :censored2: and went off on him telling him he could have permanently injured me or the sup. He continued giving me an attitude for his :censored2: up and said he checked the trailer, then proceeded to go to the break room to get food and a drink, then went to the bathroom then went back outside, got in the truck and pulled it without checking it.

    @snakeman031465, everyone makes mistakes--we're all human, but that's a really dangerous mistake. Had the extendo been out far and you turned without driving straight ahead you could have crushed and killed anyone inside and could have broken the extendo/rollers/side wall of the trailer.

    Please always check and double check to make sure the trailer is unoccupied before pulling it.
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  17. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    As an unloader, this has actually happened to me twice. Extendo wasnt too far in so their wasnt any damage or injury.

    Going for a ride on company time, and still alive!

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  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Grab your pookie bait and take a free trip to Chicago.
  19. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    This happened to me as an unloader with the full time sup in the trailer with me. He was yelling at me to hurry up because he had already called the door down.
  20. MethodsMan

    MethodsMan Active Member

    Running gunnin shifters I tell ya.