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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPS4Life, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Was curious as to what different type of trucks ups has around the country. On the east coast in PA and NJ I have seen sterlings, mack, international, and kenworth.

    As far as newer trucks go mack has now been producing the LNG trucks I doubt we will see another diesel. Jersey has a bunch of nice kenworth's but talking to drivers they say the ride is awful.

    As far as international and sterling I haven't seen any newer ones.

    Just curious as to what other parts of the country is running with and how you like them!


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  2. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Pretty much just Macks and Sterlings. I've seen Volvos being rented/borrowed from Freight for peak but I don't think I've ever seen a Kenworth or thirteen-letter-s:censored2:t-spreader.
     
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  3. happybob

    happybob Feeders

    The last 3 years in New England all the new ones I have seen have been Mack's
     
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  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Same. Although I had a nice International rental yesterday, instead of the dual wheels on the rear axles it had these massively wide single tires. Thing rode great on the highway.

    But at $1000 a tire I'm not sure UPS would ever switch to them
     
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  5. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    We have Sterling and Mack. My personal ride is a Mack twin screw.
     
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  6. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Super singles. Years ago we had them on the dollies.
     
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  7. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    As far as I've noticed, my centers trucks are all Mack, which makes sense for the North East region since Mack is headquartered in the North East, Allentown Pennsylvania.
     
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  8. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    The only new ones they are buying right now are Kenworths and Macks. All LNG's. The tax breaks UPS got from the government for these, UPS is basically getting them for free.

    We still have Sterling and Internationals, but there most likely won't be any new ones in the near future. There are talks about getting some Peterbilts also.
     
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  9. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    Never going to happen but it would be just plain sick to have one of these in UPS colors....
     

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  10. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    That would be nice.
     
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  11. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    I think for ups to spend that kind of money they would go back to leaf springs and no radio's. I hope you mean minus the sleeper too!

    I was really hoping somewhere we had freightliners or Pete's. Would have been cool to see something different.


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  12. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    This is our newest of the fleet. jacktra.jpg
     
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  13. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    I saw that guy at cach today.

    I hope the lng kenworths are better then our new diesel ones. you have to stuff 500 red tags into all the cracks in the cab to stop the rattles. Otherwise you can't even hear yourself think.
     
  14. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    When I used to go to RICVA some of the Carolina guys had Freightliners....I remember thinking they looked pretty sick at the time.
     
  15. MeltedSnowman

    MeltedSnowman Member

    At my hub there is a mix of Mack, Sterling and International with Mack being the dominate make. How long do you think the older International and Sterling trucks will be around? I'm not a feeder driver but I've heard rumor that UPS will run these trucks into three million mile range. Any truth to that?
     
  16. Brownkeg8

    Brownkeg8 New Member

    They are quieter for now! My biggest issue is there are a lot of blind spots, it is actually a safer back blind side as you cant see the trailer over your left shoulder. The mirrors seem to be an issue as they don't align with the trailers very well.
     
  17. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Those things are SOOOO sexy looking. Saw one on the highway before I went feeders, and even my wife agreed that it was a bad ass looking truck
     
  18. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    the most I've see on a running truck was 1.7 million give or take a little. And I think that got Ada because of lng coming in.

    Could the older trucks see 3 million? Sure with the right maintenance and depending how much you want to invest into it when it breaks. The 270 Mack's I heard have problems with the regen after 600,000 miles. The newer regulations isn't doing good for these trucks. The newer trucks won't see near as many miles as the older trucks.


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  19. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    Couple of ours had regen issues after the first 600 miles...lol.
     
  20. lex

    lex New Member

    In our small center we have two 264 makes one has 1.7 million miles other has 1.9 million on it.