Outward Cameras and In-Cab Sensors

Members in some areas are reporting that managers are calling drivers into the office based on in-cab sensors that supposedly detect distracted driving.

Source: Teamsters for a Democratic Union

That is a red flag and clear violation of the contract. If it’s happening where you work, talk to your steward. File a grievance. And contact TDU.

Article 6, Section 6 of the contract bans any driver-facing cameras or in-cab audio recording or videotaping of any kind.

But management is allowed to install driver-facing sensors to detect distracted driving, and they’re doing it.

The contract clearly prohibits UPS from using the sensors to identify, coach, and counsel drivers except during Integrad or the 30-day driver qualification period.

Managers in some areas are trying their luck anyway and questioning or harassing seniority drivers about the in-cab alerts.

If that’s happening where you work, file a grievance and contact TDU. Together, we can enforce our contract rights.

Lytx, the company that manufactures the in-cab sensors, has confirmed that the devices inside package cars do not record audio or video. UPS is not allowed to use the sensors to discipline or even coach drivers unless they are in their qualifying period.

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