24 foot deliver trucks

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by canesfan22, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. canesfan22

    canesfan22 New Member

    anybody deliver out of one? have questions,just recently got put into one
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Do you mean a large straight truck for bulk deliveries. Filled in one summer when driver was off on injury.
  3. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    We call them "mashers" here. Watch the tail swing. Other than that they drive pretty nice. Some of ours have rollers in the floor that you can raise or lower using the onboard air compressor. Very handy for pushing pallets around.
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    My first route was an industrial park, they were great to back up to docks all day. We call them "vans" around here.
  5. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    We call them "furniture trucks," sometimes "moving trucks," here. Ours are old (dating from the 1980s) and have manuals. They're used exclusively for mall runs & other bulk stops so they accumulate miles at a slower pace.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We had one of those for holding two air cans. Had two roll up doors on one side for loading. Diabled the compressor and just used it as a straght truck. Lots of rust and not fast but good heater. International has the best heaters.
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Around here, they are cattle cars or Big Eddie or Big Earl.
  8. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    We call them 24 footers.
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Bulk van here. We have a guy or two who refuse to drive them. Management has to go with them if they are on that route. Pretty pathetic if u ask me. No clue how they get by with it.
  10. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    Call them vans or 24 footers here. One I drove was very nice, was an automatic and had cruise control. The other I drove took 5 minutes to start, 4 speed manual and smelled like smelly feet
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Are those the 1200's?
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I think those are the Ryder panel vans painted brown. We just called them panel vans or 24 footers.
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I don't think we have those. I think the largest we have are the 1400's. They look like a kinda like a Ryder, just as low to ground as the others.
  14. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    We call them Hogs, they're fun to drive, as people get out of your way pretty quick when that big beast shows in your rear view.

    All while maintaining a proper space cushion :ninja3:
  15. pretender

    pretender Active Member


    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    To make it even more interesting, drive one with a 2 speed rear end.
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    If you drive one and it has air brakes better make sure you have that endorsement on your licsence.
  18. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    I remember refusing to drive the old 1100 p/c once they passed the CDL laws back in early 90's because that p/c had air brakes !!!
  19. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Not true been thru this before on here. As long as u don't need a CDL to drive it u don't need air brake certification.
  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    That is what the center manager says. I disagreeded on that, but drive it anyway. I wonder if it is a state or Fed. reg.