Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by Apostolic, Oct 19, 2016.
It all boils down to our common sense, years of experience and the 10 point commentary that we get grilled into our heads during PCM's, ridealongs etc.
10 Point Commentary
Nobody shows up to work and thinks hey it'd be a great day to get injured. If you've been driving for more than a few years you use the 10 point commentary and seeing habits. You may not know them or can verbalize them but you use them none the less.
Common sense safety habits are the way to go. However, When and from where does the questions come when you are running behind your scheduled arrivals and freight is delayed. Does the common sense argument win or is the driver "counseled " on running late? Just curious?
Common sense should always be the rule regardless of how much of a hurry dispatch is in to get you to do something.
You just need to keep in mind a desk sitter doesn't have to get or keep a CDL.
After UPS purchased Overnite, UPS started really pouring on safety measures.
That is when I got sent off to become a certified safety trainer.
It didn't take long to learn one of the reasons UPS was keeping safety at the forefront of everyday activities.
Is if any employee messes up & has a crash,or an injury it is always the employees fault.
They were well informed on how to be safe,so their error caused the negative action.