OK The Joke Has Ran Its Course....

Discussion in 'FedEx' started by Hick, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Pianoman

    Pianoman Light Load Member

    Mar 14, 2016
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Somewhat unrelated, but UPS goes 70 or 72. Know how I know? They drive pedal to the metal EVERYWHERE! I pass them in a 75 only for them to blow my doora off in a 55.
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  2. Nukem

    Nukem Heavy Load Member

    May 11, 2014
    Chattanooga, TN
    Of course drivers are going to do they're own thing, and with all the tractors that are out there, it might take the better part of a year to get them all "fixed"

    The hamster wheel in my truck is set at 65 as well and I've passed them... So who knows in the grand scheme of things. But most of the daycab guys are super p155ed at the fact that they can't pass people anymore. It took more than 10 miles for one to try the other day and I finally had to back off and let them go, just so I could have a mindless drive. :p
  3. CasanovaCruiser

    CasanovaCruiser Road Train Member

    Jun 2, 2015
    Well the UPS drivers around you are real morons then. Most of them are paid hourly, no reason to hammer down.
    Select few runs are on mileage at each terminal.
  4. Pianoman

    Pianoman Light Load Member

    Mar 14, 2016
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Huh yeah they must be morons then lol. It's usually in the midwest where I notice them. Two states I can specifically remember are MO and IL.
  5. Woodys

    Woodys Medium Load Member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Tampa, FL
    That's not how it is in my area them overpaid monkeys (just kidding lol, I'm just jealous I don't get $30/hr). I'll have a UPS truck pass me doing about 70 on the interstate. Then when we get about 30 miles out from the big city I pass them up and they are going 55, ahaha. Can't say I blame them though, they're just trying to get paid.
  6. Steel Curtain

    Steel Curtain Light Load Member

    Feb 22, 2014
    Your right about that, at our hub we have drivers that after 250 miles have to pull over and take a 2 to 3 hour nap. Their co drivers complain that they have to drive 15 hours a day, driving on the other guys time, so they won't be late. One guy decided to take a nap at the bottom of a steep hill in Wyoming, when he woke up there was 5 inches of snow on the ground and he couldn't make it up the hill, had to call a tow truck. His contractor wasn't happy, don't think he knows the real reason behind it either. I love to drive and have great stamina, set our truck record 2 weeks ago, 766.3 miles on my shift. Would rather drive than be in the bunk. I'm in my fifties, we have drivers in their 20's that can't drive their shift without stopping 4 or 5 times and only drive 525 miles or less.
  7. Txdriver77

    Txdriver77 Medium Load Member

    Sep 7, 2016
    it's hard to sleep in a day cab. used to do the board across the seats or lean against door. i did food service long ago and would stop 30 min from customer and take an hour, hour and a half nap and arrive a few minutes before they opened. another time i was getting over the flu and was sleepy. i pulled off the frontage road to a pitch black, empty dirt lot and took a two hour nap.
  8. W900AOwner

    W900AOwner Medium Load Member

    Jul 2, 2014
    The only time they seem to pass me is in a construction zone with barely enough room, and they wait to get to it...not before or after them. It's their favorite passtime I think. Must be the thrill they get outa seeing those wiggle wagons flailing behind them as they run on the uneven pavement and catch basins.
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