FedEx Deliver Driver, Preventable Accident?

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Planks with spikes are GREAT on tires. And dog paws... that's when the problems start.

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Bill M.'s Comment
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Quick update.

After a month of getting the run around, I was finally connected with the company that manages property claims for FedEx ground. I completed the online claim form and sent in the pictures with an itemized material list and cost to repair the lawn. Within 48 hours, I was contacted by the driver's contractor, who said he wanted to make this right and said it should have never happened. They informed me that my neighbors corroborated my story and that they FIRED the driver. embarrassed.gif

I asked them why they fired the driver instead of disciplining him. They answer that this driver has done this before. Multiple times. He had several property damage cases filed against him in the last six months. But never once did he report any of them. In every instance, he fled the scene but was caught by security cameras or someone that witnessed the event and reported it to FedEx.

His contractor said he has 31 drivers and was apologetic about the whole thing. When I told him I am a professional driver, he said, "well then, you know. All you have to do is call and report what happened, and everything will be ok. Accidents happen, and we understand that. But you never leave the road surface."

I regret to hear that someone lost their job over this. I asked if they would consider rehiring him if he were to express remorse and a sincere desire to be more committed to safety and honesty. "Not an option at this point."

And there we have it; honesty is still a good policy.

Bill M.'s Comment
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I would never do anything like that. But I am lining the property line, well far enough away to allow for public right-of-way, with large landscape rocks.

Planks with spikes are GREAT on tires. And dog paws... that's when the problems start.

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PackRat's Comment
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What about putting in a moat? Fill it with fish for the warmer months, then in winter you have an ice skating circle track.

Banks's Comment
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I regret to hear that someone lost their job over this.

That's understandable, but no need to feel bad because it's not your doing. Besides, with it being peak season he's probably already hooked up with another contractor.

Bill M.'s Comment
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If the TWP ever gets out there ro dig out the drainage ditch there will be a moat. They haven't dine that in about 10 years. But people are complaining. Maybe they will. Then, nobody will even try to risk driving into the yard.

What about putting in a moat? Fill it with fish for the warmer months, then in winter you have an ice skating circle track.

Bill M.'s Comment
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Yep. I hear ya. I don't feel too bad. And I'm sure he won't have an issue finding a job.

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I regret to hear that someone lost their job over this.

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That's understandable, but no need to feel bad because it's not your doing. Besides, with it being peak season he's probably already hooked up with another contractor.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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I would never do anything like that. But I am lining the property line, well far enough away to allow for public right-of-way, with large landscape rocks.

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Planks with spikes are GREAT on tires. And dog paws... that's when the problems start.

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And now we know exactly why some customers have big rocks on the unpaved surfaces of the property. I mention this because there was a thread not long ago about backing into the dock at one of the Dollar stores. In a photo provided, there is a large rock on the grass. Someone mentioned that the rock shouldn't be there. Well, I am willing to bet it's there because that grass has been torn up too many times.

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