Fire in Dutch UPS-center during weekend

Discussion in 'UPSers International' started by dutchups, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. dutchups

    dutchups Member

    Hello, this weekend there was a fire in a UPS-center in the Netherlands.
    I`ve posted a few foto`s.

    Although there is severe damage to the building, pkgcars and pkgs.

    - Service continued this morning from another building!!!! -
  2. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Wow.. looks like they'll be driving rental vehicles for a while !
    Awesome vehichles there (mercedes). WOW !
    But rollers, and no belts... thought Holland is better then that.

    Good luck. I hope they clean it up fast so you can go back to work.
    But, I do know Europe, you'll get paid, without taking any vacation days, right ?
  3. dutchups

    dutchups Member


    25 pkgcars lost

    app 3000 pkgs lost
  4. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Are you working there today ? Doing clean-up work ?
    Did any cars go out ?
    How many drivers and inside workers gone home ?

    And any clue, how the fire started ?
  5. Tiny Panda

    Tiny Panda Member

    Its those damn Ivecos, pieces of crap
  6. Failure Boy

    Failure Boy New Member

    Damn, looks pretty ugly !
    No more P47, i would hate to have to drive replacement cars...

    Which area of NL do they deliver ?
    I know Netherlands pretty good, now...
  7. yoshi007

    yoshi007 New Member

    Oh no...that is too bad!
    That hurts...:-/

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    That third pic was incredible! Total wipe out. What could've started that?
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Looks like a Dutch Oven.
  10. christian c

    christian c New Member

    The only dutch oven i know of is when you are in bed with a girl, fart, and hold the covers tight over her.
  11. Tiny Panda

    Tiny Panda Member

    Normal night for me then
  12. Eclipz

    Eclipz New Member

    You know what really sucks? I'm working at UPS Amsterdam and not that long ago we had to trade in all our new Mercedes for the older models with UPS Best cause of stricter/cleaner exhaust issues over there (that's what we've been told anyway). I'm glad no one got injured but it makes you kinda mad knowing that they've wasted some good package cars.

    They're covering the south east part of the Netherlands. (Brabant and Limburg)
  13. UPSviking

    UPSviking New Member

    Are you guys also being told to drive ALL the Iveco´s out of the center every night....?
  14. Failure Boy

    Failure Boy New Member

    When I'm in Amsterdam, I often wonder how the Brown Guys deliver the canals area & tiny streets...I mean, can you even park your vehicule ?

    Pretty scenery to walk around, but I'd go just mad to deliver there, man...

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    We all end up this way. It's no different on our side of the world.
  16. UPS UK

    UPS UK Sales Guru

    True... true...
  17. packagemanuk

    packagemanuk New Member

    Our whole P80 fleet are Ivecos at SOU, Eastleigh have the bull-nosed P80s and P75s, plus a few of our old 'stock'.

    Most appear reasonably reliable, there are a couple of lemons though which always seem to be mentioned whenever there's a breakdown!
  18. browndoguk

    browndoguk New Member

    We were pcm'd about this a while back.Seems the driver had wired in his own sat nav and it shorted out during the night!
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I guess stupidity has no borders.
  20. Tiny Panda

    Tiny Panda Member

    You got my old one down there, KC02ERO. Spent more of its 2 years at Abingdon off the road than on it.