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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

Dead UPS Driver Gets Special Delivery

Fellow Delivery Man Drives Body To Services

http://www.newsnet5.com/money/17005480/detail.html


You can cut the irony with a knife
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User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2040 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

You know, that's pretty cool.

It's refreshing to see someone who actually worked for a ultra large company and didn't see them as the devil like so many people do today. He loved his job and company. And a co-worker seems to have helped him in his final wish.

Too bad its people like this who die way too early.

RIP.



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1822 times:



Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 1):
You know, that's pretty cool.

It's refreshing to see someone who actually worked for a ultra large company and didn't see them as the devil like so many people do today. He loved his job and company. And a co-worker seems to have helped him in his final wish.

Too bad its people like this who die way too early.

RIP.

I agree with your thoughts and also hats off to UPS for allowing this and not taking a big company stance that we can not do something like this.



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineJCKastrup From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

In Denmark we had a guy a couple of years back that took his dad's body on a last Harley-Davidson ride across the country.

The police were not amused by this stunt, and fined him for not calling authorities when he found his old man dead.....



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User currently offlineWestJetForLife From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Hats off to this gentleman (the one driving the truck). He shows what UPS drivers really are: kind, courteous, and willing to do anything for their co-workers.

I feel better about working for UPS after reading this story.

Cheers,
Nik



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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1711 times:



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
I agree with your thoughts and also hats off to UPS for allowing this and not taking a big company stance that we can not do something like this.

UPS actually seems like a relatively cool large company -- I know the driver that hits my company's office is fantastic, and I've never heard him say anything other than 100% positive about the company.

Seems like something that a lot of companies have lost focus of: You take care of your employees, your employees take care of you.

Lincoln
(And I'll never forget the time back in California when I needed to drive to the depot to pick something up and the preson on the phone said "drive about 2 miles down the dirt road, turn left, then just go in to the warehouse and tell the first person you see what you're looking for" [UPS...2 miles down a dirt road! Couldn't beleive it even while I was driving down the road])



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User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1701 times:



Quoting WestJetForLife (Reply 4):
Hats off to this gentleman (the one driving the truck). He shows what UPS drivers really are: kind, courteous, and willing to do anything for their co-workers.

I feel better about working for UPS after reading this story.

A fellow UPSer I see.  Wink

I too feel great about working for them after this. Although the job is hard physical work, we are rewarded with great benefits and pay.


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3826 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1685 times:

Does anyone know which cemetery he was buried? I'm trying to figure out what it would cost to ship from the funeral home to the cemetery. BTW, the funeral home's zip code is 60010.

https://wwwapps.ups.com/fctc/processfctcentry

[Edited 2008-07-27 17:38:10]


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User currently offlineAlfa75 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1671 times:

Pretty cool, but don't you need to be licensed (not a CDL I'm assuming) but a herse license?


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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1655 times:

The other question is was he Ground, Red tag, 2nd day, Custom Critical

Quoting Alfa75 (Reply 8):
Pretty cool, but don't you need to be licensed (not a CDL I'm assuming) but a herse license?

I'm sure it depends on the state, but I don't see why if you have a CDL what's in the back matters as long as it's not passengers or hazmat.

Not to be crass, but slap the NEXT DAY AIR EARLY AM red tag on the casket and how is it any different than the millions of other packages UPS delivers on any given day?



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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1583 times:



Quoting Alfa75 (Reply 8):
Pretty cool, but don't you need to be licensed (not a CDL I'm assuming) but a herse license?

Anyone with a regular driver's license can drive a hearse. Now, if you're driving the stage (car that carries the family) or a limousine, you might need a chauffeur's license. Difference between a stage and a limousine is that a funeral stage traditionally has six doors whereas the limousine has only four or five. Typically, all of the stage's seats face the front. Some limousines have an additional fifth or sixth door with no visible external door handles and a reversible middle seat. Those cars are often called 24 hour cars.



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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

That's nice, very nice  Smile

But this is a bit too much... even from a Dane  silly 

Quoting JCKastrup (Reply 3):
In Denmark we had a guy a couple of years back that took his dad's body on a last Harley-Davidson ride across the country.

The police were not amused by this stunt, and fined him for not calling authorities when he found his old man dead.....




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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1481 times:



Quoting JCKastrup (Reply 3):
In Denmark we had a guy a couple of years back that took his dad's body on a last Harley-Davidson ride across the country.

The police were not amused by this stunt, and fined him for not calling authorities when he found his old man dead.....

Here in the states, there is at least one coach works that now builds motorcycle hearses. The casket can either be carried in a sidecar position or behind the power unit. The casket carrier is a handcrafted metal frame with glass windows on all sides-very similar in construction to the horse drawn hearses of yesteryear.



"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
User currently offlineJCKastrup From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1460 times:



Quoting 57AZ (Reply 12):
Here in the states, there is at least one coach works that now builds motorcycle hearses. The casket can either be carried in a sidecar position or behind the power unit. The casket carrier is a handcrafted metal frame with glass windows on all sides-very similar in construction to the horse drawn hearses of yesteryear.

Only in America.....



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1424 times:



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 5):
UPS actually seems like a relatively cool large company -- I know the driver that hits my company's office is fantastic, and I've never heard him say anything other than 100% positive about the company.

My information is only based off dealing with UPS drivers for years... but yea, from what I've been told UPS takes very good care of their employees. They expect a lot... but pay, benefits and stock options are second to none. I remember reading back when UPS went public they made several of their employees and drivers Millionaires overnight....



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9264 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1375 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 14):

I've never heard a bad thing about UPS from anybody who has worked there.

And I've not heard bad things about FedEx, either.



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User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1368 times:

In my job I deal with UPS employees in various locations. They have deadlines, pressure, and stress. If I was a UPS driver I dont know if I would last a week. In 10+ years I've never had a bad experience with any of them. Most of them have been with UPS for 10-25 years. They're a great bunch to work with.


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1358 times:



Quoting Alfa75 (Reply 8):
Pretty cool, but don't you need to be licensed (not a CDL I'm assuming) but a herse license?

Here in MA, the laws are really screwy. To drive a hearse, you need to be a licensed funeral director or apprentice, but there are no laws in regards to average people transporting a body except that the health department has to be notified and the body must be placed in a proper outer container that is contained within the enitre vehicle and the container must be fully sealed.

But what really gets me is our first call van HAS to have hearse plates and only a licensed funeral director or apprentice can transport a body in that vehicle, but its not against the law for a loved one to do the same in their car. Makes no sense.

Reminds me of a case I had in class. Womans mother died. The woman-in her 60's- wanted to drive the deceased to MICHIGAN, on her own. In the end the logistics of getting transport permits for every state she'd drive thru convinced her otherwise but there was nothing stopping her within MA so long as the body was properly contained and fully within her vehicle..

Quoting Lincoln (Reply 9):
I'm sure it depends on the state, but I don't see why if you have a CDL what's in the back matters as long as it's not passengers or hazmat.

see my above reply.

Quoting 57AZ (Reply 10):
Anyone with a regular driver's license can drive a hearse

Not in MA. A licensed funeral director or apprentice.

Quoting 57AZ (Reply 10):
Now, if you're driving the stage (car that carries the family) or a limousine, you might need a chauffeur's license

We get our's from a livery service so I have no idea what the licensing is.



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User currently offlineWestJetForLife From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1323 times:



Quoting AAce24 (Reply 6):
I too feel great about working for them after this. Although the job is hard physical work, we are rewarded with great benefits and pay.

Physically speaking, it is very hard, however you are right. We do get benefits and pay that is second to none.

Plus...most of us actually have FUN at work...something I wish Wal-Mart would pick up on.

Nik



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

Nice to see co-workers showing this kind of respect to their fellow workers, deceased or not.

A bit off topic, but everytime I see a UPS truck I just picture Doug Heffernan driving it.



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User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

It is a nice story to hear in modern times, I think a lot of us forget about work, being more than just 'work' and also being about the people you are involved with.


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12267 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1227 times:



Quoting WestJetForLife (Reply 18):
We do get benefits and pay that is second to none.

Apprarently so: I've never heard of any other company giving hearse service as a benefit, except perhaps those in the funeral business already!



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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1160 times:



Quoting Revelation (Reply 21):

Apprarently so: I've never heard of any other company giving hearse service as a benefit, except perhaps those in the funeral business already!

You'd be surprised. Back before my time at the Tennessee Valley Railroad, a young volunteer passed on due to oral cancer-the result of years of tobacco use. The cemetery in which he was buried is located near the railroad's eastern terminal, so the procession was broken up. The motorcade left the chapel and proceeded to the railroad's western terminal where the hearse and stages unloaded. The passengers and casket were carried by train the three miles from East Chattanooga to Grand Junction where the hearse and stages met the train and transferred the casket and passengers the short distance to the cemetery.

Some street railways also provided funeral transportation for employees as well as the general public. I have a photograph of a streetcar used for the funeral of a motorman in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Brill and other builders did offer specially built funeral cars. The funeral cars were ornately finished and provided accommodations for both casket and mourners. The casket was carried in a highly finished compartment located directly behind the motorman's platform. In some designs, the casket slid in and out via small doors located on each side of the car. On others, caskets were end loaded and sat on a bier. Large glass windows allowed the casket to be seen from the outside. The compartments were lined with fine woods and the doors between compartments fitted with beautiful stained glass windows. The passengers sat in a comfortably furnished cabin at the rear of the car, usually fitted with parlor car style seats. One such car survives in the collection of the Orange Empire Railway Museum at Perris, California-Descanso.



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