Will An Accident Keep Me From a Driver Position?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Silverback_92, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Silverback_92

    Silverback_92 New Member

    About a year ago - but not quite - I pulled up behind a plow truck at a stop sign. He took off, and then I pulled up to the stop sign, looked left, and looked right, but when I looked right, he was backing up, and because of the roads, I couldn't get out of the way fast enough, and despite my honking, and the size of my vehicle he didn't notice me, and backed into me.

    I can't remember the exact date but it wasn't a year ago just yet, it was however the only accident I've been into.

    Will this incident keep me from a job at UPS, or no? It wasn't my fault, but I've gotta know, since I just put in my two-week notice at my current job for the job I was supposed to start at the end of said two-weeks. While going through my information they realized they forgot to give me certain things to fill out regarding my license, and because it wasn't on my personal vehicle, insurance, and our company didn't even pay the damages because it was the other driver's fault, it slipped my mind, and since I quit my job, I'm kind of freaking the hell out about it if you can understand where I'm coming from.

    Thanks in advance for any help given!
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    UPS would have said that you were at fault for the accident.
  3. Silverback_92

    Silverback_92 New Member

    So does that mean it's a disqualifying offense? Or should I be alright?
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You misunderstood. Even though you were found to have not been at fault by the police UPS would have said it was your fault.

    This will not get in the way of you getting hired as a driver.
  5. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    I don't really know much on the topic, but I would be REALLY surprised (even given the nonsensical decisions UPS management makes) if it had any effect on your "qualifications".

    Regarding what Upstate said- what he means is, if this happened while you were driving for UPS, they would have likely found you "at fault".

    A driver I know was found at fault (initially) when he was rear-ended while stopped at a traffic light. They said he "shouldn't have been where he was".
  6. cosmo1

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

    You'll be fine.

    Dave (aka Upstate) is just a little testy tonight.
  7. You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail Active Member

    Expect the unexpected, even if it's impossible.
  8. Silverback_92

    Silverback_92 New Member

    Thank God! I'm stressing pretty badly right now haha, but hopefully when my recruiter sees my email in the morning and I have the time to call about it, they'll greet me with good news. I just didn't know if they had policies regarding these things that were set in stone making me a lost cause on the issue. Thanks!

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    If you weren't cited by the cops then don't worry about it.
  10. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    Only if you were at fault and issued a ticket would you have a problem
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Did you miss the part where I said he will be fine?
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Why did you quit your current job to work seasonal for UPS.
  13. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    'cause UPS is where all the cool kids work
  14. cosmo1

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

  15. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    It's just tonight? I thought he was a (D)ave bag all the time