Dirty Trucks

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kenneth Waters, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Kenneth Waters

    Kenneth Waters New Member

    Just joined and found this by Googling UPS dirty truck. Looks like some old threads. But thought I would post again. I am appalled at the layers of dirts on the Brownies up here in N. TX. My dad was 42 years with UPS and was so proud of every truck being clean. He must be rolling in the grave over how they now look.
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Hey, Ken. Change your user-name.
     
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  3. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    It depends on your local facility. At ours we have an automatic car wash and car washers. But if your at a small center with just a hose good luck.
     
  4. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    We're instructed not to gas or wash the package cars. That's left up to the building employees. You can guess how the cars look...
     
  5. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    You must not have seen the weather lately in the Midwest. The PC's need pontoons attached because of all the rain.

    They won't get washed until winter time.
     
  6. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Come talk to me during pollen season in ATL if you wanna see what dirty trucks look like.
     
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  7. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    I'm in the Midwest and the rain has been crazy, until this last week. Dry and hot. Didn't take but a few days and the cars are filthy again.

    Might be a good idea to drive 'em through our flooded areas at this point.
     
  8. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Old news. Nothing to see here.
     
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  9. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    We don't have any of the automated car wash stuff everybody else seems to have so it's all done by hand. The only problem is corporate doesn't even give me enough time to park the trucks, never mind wash them. Cutting car wash time is how they're saving money right now.
     
  10. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    The outsides get washed at my center, but the crud in the corners inside is several inches thick.
     
  11. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    It's been like that since the downturn. They won't clean or repair anything unless someone gets injured or there is a security issue. Welcome to ups. Where the one's that matter are on wall street.
     
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  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    It's only getting worse which is sad. They cut my car wash time by 20% YOY. They tell me they want certain trucks washed at night. But I tell them every time, "I'll get them washed as you asked. But I'm not going to make my car wash number if we are doing it."

    Guess what route they take?
     
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  13. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    When I was in a small center without a car was I just dragged the hose out and washed it myself when I wanted. I coded it as other work in the DIAD.
     
  14. Tiny Panda

    Tiny Panda Member

    Ours are washed by Stevie Wonder or at least that's what it looks like, and they're only done when required. When i started 15 years ago it was every night regardless.
     
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  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In my building the car washers are instructed to not wash or fuel package cars. 4 FT car washers 1 Art 22.3 and 2 PT to not wash 120+ cars. And no one is going to work harder then the person next to him.
     
  16. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    I wash and detail my tractor everyday! Easiest $50+ an hour ever made.
     
  17. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I keep the tractor I drive cleaner than I do my personal truck....I spend a lot more time in the tractor.
     
  18. ArcherUTR

    ArcherUTR Active Member

    I'm more concerned with the cleanliness of my shelves and cargo area than the outside of my vehicle.
     
  19. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    Some drivers are slobs. Don't expect me to move your urine bottles for shelf space. Packages go right on top.