Drivin' the Bus

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, May 28, 2013.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    So, whenever I have to drive this truck (1400) I always say I'm driving the bus because it's so damn big...Today I saw a full sized school bus in a parking lot and pulled up next to it. Sure enough it's only about 2 feet shorter than a full length school bus.

  2. Brownslave688

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

    I would say that's a solid 3-4 ft. Your photo isn't square on so its a deceiving picture.
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    ​Guys always try and add a couple of feet when they measure things.
  4. Just be glad it wasn't a school bus! you would be driving something LARGER than you have now. and would be making a whole lot less!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Hey...quit talking to my wife!!!I am a legend in my own mind or (pants)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Get back to us when you pull a set of triples.
  7. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    No way! :) I don't have any desire to go into feeders.
  8. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Yeah, there was a car to the left of where I was standing so I couldn't get square to it, but when I walked up next to it, it was ballpark 2 feet difference including the rear bumper frame of my truck.
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    That's what I drive on the daily. No big deal. Just a big car.
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    You need to get back out into the sticks.:happy-very:
  11. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I hope you recorded this picture taking as break time, you are killing our numbers.
  12. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Best equipment this company has.
  13. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Actually given the angle of the picture you're giving the PC a greater coverage towards the rear so the actual size of the PC to bus is less. From my memories riding a school bus the width of a window is greater than 1 foot and it seems the standard width required by safety standards is 22 inches. So seeing a full window, plus the back and part of a second window, we can easily conclude it's greater than 2 feet.

    Heck holding my ruler up to the monitor and measuring the window and the visible area around it I'd say there's about 42 inches visible meaning 3.5 feet. Combine that with the angle and the back of your PC is most likely 4 feet or more ahead of the rear of the bus.

    Here's where some fun comes in though, It appears the front doors of the PC are aligned with the entrance to the bus, and I have a hard time finding buses these days that aren't flat on the front unlike the PC. So with rough measurements with a ruler on the monitor and considering the angle of the shot If this is a flat fronted bus the size of the PC vs the size of the bus is indeed within a couple feet.

    Just for fun I went a little further and tried to measure the shadows on the ground, and it appears to hold up to be around/under 2 feet as well.

    I decide to do strange things sometimes when I should be getting sleep. . . [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 29, 2013
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    How many toothpicks are left in the box?
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  16. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Show me a picture of a box of toothpicks and I can try to work it out. [​IMG]
  17. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    next time, take a car salesman with you to stand off to the side and align both front bumpers (they are experts),
    then take the picture
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I'm positive your cargo is less annoying.
  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You ain't kidding.