Anybody have problems with their trucks this peak?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Theupserinbrown!, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Theupserinbrown!

    Theupserinbrown! New Member

    I ask cause today for about 4 stops, the truck would not turn on or open the package door via fob so my driver had to do the manual key entry. I overheard my driver also had some headlight issues the other day as well.

    What about you? anything happen to your PC this peak season?
     
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

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  3. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    Cars are always gonna have problems and some centers only have one mechanic, or at least our center does. They can only do so much work each night!
     
  4. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    the CE light came on today, ABS light came on last week and the SB light won't shut off... I'm waiting 2 more weeks...
     
  5. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Nope, I didnt get one of the "new" trucks from another center.

    They gave us a truck last peak that would die 4 or 5 times in the morning while trying to get out of the building but was "fine once you get going" in the words of my sup. That truck would regularly need 30 seconds or more of holding down the green button to start.
     
  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    I know, right? Just write "Part on order" in the DVIR book and you're done! That dead horn can wait, mister!
     
  7. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Lucky!
     
  8. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    Camera monitor would not come on at startup multiple times throughout the day, write it up and mechanic states cannot duplicate problem. Next day same thing happens, I write it up and under it I write need to start the truck more than once to duplicate problem. Truck taken out of line up. Duh
     
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    At least the heater worked.
     
  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    That'll buff out, won't it? :)
     
  11. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I got to give our shop major kudos. No problems.
     
  12. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Not easy dealing with everything in a 2-3 hour window of time with 40 or more vehicles assigned to you. No red tagging allowed unless it is absolutely necessary. Even then it is not allowed for more than 2 days no matter what it is.
     
  13. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Package cars get hammered every day, different drivers, inexperienced or uncaring drivers. I can't believe we don't have more issues with them.
     
  14. heybobby!

    heybobby! Member

    Got a new thousand 2016 it's pleasure to drive
     
  15. jbg77

    jbg77 Active Member

    I wrote up a few issues not major but ended up in a rental the last 4 days......argh!
     
  16. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    The driver I'm with has had some problems with the PC not wanting to start at times. Sometimes it won't pop open the door either. So he ends up using the remote. Also at one point he had some problems with the horn. He just pried the cover off dumped some water on the contacts and wiped it off. The horn works fine now.
     
  17. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the OP asked the driver about his chances of being hired after peak too many times.
     
  18. margaritaville

    margaritaville Active Member

    Mine has been shooting out a ton of exhaust and making my stomach hurt and oil filter light comes on once in awhile. Wrote it up but im worried ill just end up with a worst one monday for my cut route. Better not get a uhual.
     
  19. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    I can see it now
    "Brake pedal goes to floor, no brakes!"
    Mechanic response:
    "OK to run, E-Brake works fine. Use E-Brake to stop vehicle"
     
  20. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    Not sure how well that would work in a UPS truck. I had to do that in my own personal vehicle once.