Would you operate a company vehicle with inoperative safety equipment?

Discussion in 'Brown Cafe Polls' started by UpstateNYUPSer, Apr 24, 2015.


What would you do if your horn stopped working during the day?

Poll closed May 1, 2015.
  1. Stop and wait for the mechanic or a spare package car

  2. Keep on going

  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This morning during my pretrip my horn was working but when I got to my first stop (Walmart) it had stopped working. At that point I had a decision to make: Do I call the center, have them send out the mechanic or a spare package car and have them help me transfer all of the packages? or Do I go with what I have and just be really careful? I decided to go with what I had as it would have taken at least an hour for them to have brought a spare package and for us to transfer everything over.
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  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Did you check your marker lights? I seem to remember the horn and marker lights and dash lights all being on the same circuit in some trucks.
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    To answer your question, I would and have had drivers stop and wait for a mechanic. In Iowa, the DOT is highly tuned in to targeting Ground trucks whenever possible.
  4. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    You should have made the call and had them make the decision.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Probably, but it worked out well, I wrote it up on my DVIR and the mechanic should have taken care of it Friday night.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The lights were fine.
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I would have went into Walmart and bought one of those squeeze bicycle horns and bolted it to the mirror bracket.
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  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    A good union man would not even think about shopping at Walmart.
  9. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    A horn is not a red "tag-able" item according to our mechanics which means you could drive it without it
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I have had many a dispute whether a problem was safety related or not.
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    My first reaction was to disagree but as I thought about it, I guess I would agree.
    However, it does not support the 5 Seeing habits - Use your horn, lights and signals to communicate in traffic.
    Nor for that matter, beep before you back.