Automatic Transmission Now Standard?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MassWineGuy, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Lately I've seen many UPS trucks with auto trannys. One driver told me that the company is switching over to them. If true, fantastic. I never drove any standard trannys worse than those at UPS.
     
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  2. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Can't wait for them to all be automatic as well.
     
  3. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Really ?


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  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

     
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  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You wouldn't know it in my center. More than half the building is manual.

    But I believe corporate forgets we exist sometimes.
     
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  6. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Doesn't affect me one way or another. If you're worried about whether your car for the day is stick or automatic, you've already lost. All I care about is whether the check clears
     
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  7. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    It is more cost effective for Automotive to use auto than manuals .
     
  8. Brownslave688

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

    That's been at least 1 if not two contracts ago. Everything new is auto.
     
  9. Wizzy

    Wizzy Member

    You must be young. A standard requires 2 Aleve before leaving building and at bed time so I can walk the next day
     
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  10. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    We had a supervisor transfer to Hungry. He was kind of a tool.
     
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  11. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Ups should want nothing but automatics. Orion is already suppose to make it where anyone can do our job. Take out the manual transmission and in their mind any high school student should be able to do our job.
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    And let the fun begin when they send them out with 160 stops 90 which are business and let the fun begin.
    *grabs popcorn.
     
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  13. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    I'm not agreeing with them. Just saying that seems to be their mindset. And a poor judgement call at that. Lol.
     
  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    You are confusing automatic transmissions with power steering. There is no contractual language requiring automatic transmissions. Power steering has been contractually required on all new vehicles put into service after 1993.
     
  15. All the rookies have the new trucks. They don't trust them to drive the old jukers safely
     
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  16. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I laugh when I hear the new drivers whine about having to drive the mid-90's package cars with stick shifts. Those cars might have stick shifts, but they also have power steering, low steps, and adjustable high-backed seats. They aren't bad to work out of at all. Back in the mid-90's we would kill to have gotten one of those cars, at that time most of use were still driving P-600's with manual steering and high steps. I still remember my first power steering car, a 1994 P-700, #654572. I thought I had died and gone to heaven, even though it was a stick.
     
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  17. Stick shift doesn't really bother me.
     
  18. Brownslave688

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

    Ok. I just know every new package car we have gotten since I started almost 10 years ago has been auto.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am an old timer and I prefer automatics.
     
  20. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    Power steering since 95, automatics since 97 where I am. I spent 20 years in the old cars before I got a auto/power steering car as my regular ride. It makes all the difference in the world, especially as we get older.
     
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