Why don't package cars have back-up sirens

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by SmallPackageBoi, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. SmallPackageBoi

    SmallPackageBoi Missloader

    Not that it's too hard to honk your horn every 2 seconds, but as a safety measure, we should have automatic backing 'alerts' such as certain fork-lifts and such have. I'm Canadian so I can not explain this well
    • Like Like x 1
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
    • List
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Because we are not supposed to back.
  3. SmallPackageBoi

    SmallPackageBoi Missloader

    In canada the streets are so small it's hard most times ehh, can one not agree?
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Beeeep beeeep beeeep beeeep
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  7. SmallPackageBoi

    SmallPackageBoi Missloader

    As a safety measure is all I say...more why not? Than, why
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    In all seriousness, I asked that when I started, and he said they didn't want us to feel comfortable backing, and do it more.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The key word here is "comfortable". Back up beepers tend to make the driver feel as though everyone can here him when in fact they tend to become part of the background noise.

    Beeping the horn every 2-3 seconds is a method for a reason.

    During the PCM this morning our on-car praised a driver for having the least backs in our center. He said that he averages 2 per day. Up on the belt he told us he likes to put the PC in to neutral and coast backward to a stop. You should have seen his face when I told him that Telematics tracks that.
  10. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    From what i heard in school, back up beepers blend into an environment and people ignore them, obviously the horn gets more attention, or just don't back up, then you don't worry about your lack of back up beeper.
  11. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Just like car Alarms. Nobody pays attention.
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Funny. My grandson grabs key fobs and pushes the panic button.

    Takes a while before anybody notices.;)
  13. bagpipes

    bagpipes Member

    So Canadians can't explain well?
  14. SmallPackageBoi

    SmallPackageBoi Missloader

    Obviously I can, everyone here knew what I was talking about. Oh for you Americans, should I say, aboot lol
  15. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  16. I hate everything in this thread.
  17. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    Why? Because it's not about you?
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  18. Gumby

    Gumby *

    why are you posting in it?
  19. Luke Thighrocker

    Luke Thighrocker Active Member

    This looks like a good topic for the "partners forum".
  20. BostonBo

    BostonBo Active Member

    I think people pay more attention to a backing up beeping than a horn blowing. They know beeping means somebody is backing, while a blowing horn may just mean somebody is being a jackass. All package cars should come with them.