Can we talk about it now???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Bubblehead, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    This picture says it all.
    Why does this company continue to run these antiquated vehicles?
    Safety first???...not even close.
    What's wrong with this picture???
    What could be different?
    Plenty
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  2. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    Because ALL that matters is making more with spending as little as possible.
     
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    That looks like sweet truck (108862) don't those have power stearing low step and are automatic!!!!!!
     
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Pull all 8 cubes.
     
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    The car number looks like this vehicle was made in the mid to late 80s. Manual steering, high step, lap belt, probably a GMC. Fiberglass roof hitting a telephone pole, I don't see how either type of seatbelt would have made much of a difference. I can't figure out from this picture what caused the driver's leg injuries.
     
  6. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Look at the seat and the metal bulkhead.
    Two point seat belt???
    I bet it had a full compliment of telematics.
     
  7. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Manual steering???
    Power breaks???
    Evasive maneuvers???

    Do think this truck was equipped with telematics?
     
  8. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Why wouldn't they invest the 800$ bucks in the telematics. That truck has a lot left in the tank. It probably only had 800000 miles.
     
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I can take pictures of 12 vehicles lined up that look just like this, all with keyless entry and telematics. Two point seat belts, non powersteering, unleaded GM's, hand rail causes end range motion for anyone less than 6ft to enter/exit vehicle, and a first step into the vehicle higher then a 6ft persons kneecap. Good news is looks like they replaced the turn signal with LED's.
     
  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I'd bet it was.
     
  11. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Why wouldn't they spend another $800 to install a highback seat and a three point seatbelt, not to mention power steering and breaks???
     
  12. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    That might void the factory warranty on a 25 year old plus car.... you can't drill holes in the frame for safety systems but you can for spy equipment.
     
  13. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    now now scratch,,,,, its not for spying... its for maintenance purposes..... get it straight..... ;)
     
  14. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Your just being facetious.
     
  15. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I have learned that it is insensitive to address this issue in the face of real life consequences.
    I hope this thread doesn't make anybody nervous.
     
  16. HULKAMANIA

    HULKAMANIA Member

    You forgot safety.
     
  17. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Because logistics wouldn't allow it of course. Come on you know the name of the game. The strongest survive and we don't drive those trucks. Just saying
     
  18. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Not me I'm cooler than the other side of the pillow.
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I think everybody is cool with it Tieguy.
     
  20. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I have had a brake caliper blow out and a steering box failure since telematics was added to my car, the little magic box failed to alert the shop beforehand.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2012