What to do when all management is busy with the phones and DOT hours is almost up

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by The Man, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. The Man

    The Man Member

    My question is what would you do and how is it supposed to be handled if i start at 9AM and its almost 11PM which is the real curfew we have, and you still have a bunch of deliveries left. Do you just head in if you try to reach management and there is no answer or do you keep delivering till you finish?
  2. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    If you rang my bell at 11 o'clock I'd put a bullet in your head...go back to the building and sheet it missed.
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  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Send a message?
  4. The Man

    The Man Member

    even if you send a message no one still communicates with you.
  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I would think you'd know earlier that you will be out that late and make arrangements then.
  6. DougHeffernan

    DougHeffernan Member

    You head back in early enough that you can sheet all packages as missed and be off under dot violation. I would document time and number of times you tried contacting your supervisor.
  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    You are to be off the road before your hours expire. That's their problem.
  8. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Sheet packages missed. Then head in. Communicate early as possible.
  9. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    A real curfew at 11:00 PM? There ain't no reason in the world to be out driving a package car that late. And no reason to pay a hefty DOT fine for going over 60 hours.
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  10. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    That's because all the OMS's are home along with that last sup that was supposed to wait for the last driver to be in...
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    CYA with messages including that you may not finish.
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Dot hours are your responsibility. You are to return to the building and be off the clock in 14 hrs.
  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Actually, you can no longer drive after 14 hours. You can still be on property and on the clock, just no driving.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2016
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Unless you're going to teleport back to the center you need to be back by 14.
  15. Gumby

    Gumby *

    And you still need your 10 hour reset
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  16. StoptheAct1212

    StoptheAct1212 Active Member

    First off you know if your running out of time... 1st thing in the morning you know how many hours you can work. Not to go over.. its your fault if you go over or even close... i would fire you if you go over... and im not even managment.... and for any reason your about to go over... stop the truck on the side of the road. Stop driving. Someone can come pick you up...
    If u cant contact your management.. your a fool
  17. DougHeffernan

    DougHeffernan Member

    Doesn't your center have a time that you need to send your stats in by? You send in your stats or call oms with stops left and eta. Done! And then you deliver until you have to head back in so to punch out under 13 hours
  18. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Simple. Send message you will be out of hours. You are fatigued and are headed in with how many missed. The rest is on them. You can 't control what dispatch gives you. Too much work is too much work.
  19. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    You need to stop driving at 14 hours. Pull the truck over and wait for someone to transport you back to the center while still on the clock.
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  20. whos the one that gets in trouble if you go over your hours? The company or you?