6 yrs have passed

Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by Just Numbers, May 5, 2011.

  1. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    It has been six years since UPS acquired Overnite. If your going to pay 1.25 billion for a company, part of that price should have been to change the logos. My god, after six years half that fleet on the road looks like crap. So much for image Scott!
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Changing the logo is the easy part--changing the mindset has proven to be much more difficult.
     
  3. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    Looks like we haven't done either.
     
  4. Yellow to Brown

    Yellow to Brown New Member

    Don't know how its even legal... Thoght the law stated they have 2 years to rebrand..
     
  5. david cassin

    david cassin dublinbrown

    i thought they had scrapped alot ot the overnite trailers and resprayed the good ones.
    they have done similar in the uk when the bought lynx transport.but the scrapped more than they re painted and fixed up.
     
  6. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I still see a lot of trucks that say overnite on the top fairing with a UPS freight sticker on the doors. Same with the trailers as a lot still have overnite on them, but I will say the new UPS freight trucks and trailers do look sharp. Just need to get rid of that old left over overnite junk equipment.
     
  7. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    First, he used the money for his raise, second, getting what he can out of the garbage he brought from them.
     
  8. Zombie

    Zombie New Member

    My terminal has a some of the new ups tractors and trailers, But mostly it's old Overnite equipment that looks like they need to be taken to a scrap yard. If you look at the competitors equipment they put Ups Freight to shame.
     
  9. sppollock

    sppollock Member

    We have newer trailers but old Motor Cargo trucks, they dont run that well and cannot pull a 48 footer very good. Kind of a joke running up a small hill at 20 MPH when you only have 5,000lbs on trailer.
     
  10. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    So has anyone ever seen a plan to totally rebrand all the equipment?
     
  11. sppollock

    sppollock Member

    Nope, even with the new all brown trucks coming into the system there still isn't any plan to rebrand the whole fleet.
     
  12. tarbar66

    tarbar66 Member

    The money saved in fuel could have paid for new tractors by now!
     
  13. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    It's been over a year since I started this thread and today I saw another Overnite tractor with a UPS Freight sticker on the door. My God it's been 7 years now. How long does it take to rebrand. UPS FREIGHT drivers will spend their entire career driving Overnite equipment.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do the markings on the cab and/or trailer have any effect on your paycheck?
     
  15. Wiggle Wagon

    Wiggle Wagon New Member

    Nope! That's why I don't know why these guys are so worried about it. The only problem I have is with old awful run down equipment that is an embarrassment to the company. Most of these pieces of equipment happen to be Overnite blue and gray. Like this trailer we still use in the city. We still have a few of these left.

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  16. ups3rUrs

    ups3rUrs New Member

    Don't let that trailer get to the RIC shop or else it'll be ADA eval & waiting for the crusher.
     
  17. ups3rUrs

    ups3rUrs New Member

    It was a waste of money to go with the gray, brown & gold strip in the beginning. It should have been straight Brown six years ago.
     
  18. psychofork

    psychofork New Member

    we have a mix of mtrg and ovnt equipment. sadly, they dont get deadlined nearly as often as the new upgf equipment. seems they are constantly breaking down(tractors) and the new trlrs, look nice, but seem to be very cheaply made. as for a rebrand of all equipment? doubtful. all i see is the equipment that cant pass emissions in cali, towmotors and tractors alike. we are like cali's little brother and only get their hand-me-downs it seems.
     
  19. hwysailor

    hwysailor New Member

    Exactly....good point, i work in Memphis and its a mad house sometimes....but it starts in management...they still trying to do things like Overnight.....i'm out of service for 30 days until my background check returns for my haz-mat....i was told that if i had a DUI or Suspended license i could work the dock...but since i lost my H they can't work me.....so the equipment match the management style.... .....CRAPPIE!!!!!... .LOL
     
  20. browned_out

    browned_out Member

    I agree that the equipment is bad, but is it also policy to not wear a uniform either? I have seen only one driver who actually was wearing a Ups freight uniform. The majority look like they just woke up and slept in their clothes. The lastest was a 53 footer with a Ups tractor, the rig looked great but the driver jumped out in a black tee shirt and shorts. He even had on a fluorescent yard vest (maybe the business requires it).