hand cart mounting brackets

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by paidover95, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. paidover95

    paidover95 Member

    Does anyone have any requested mounting brackets for their hand carts in their package car??My mechanic says there is no such thing.Article 18 section 14 3rd paragraph down of the master agreement states we can have one "when requsted".I m sick of the thing bouncing arond in the back.Safty committe has done absolutely nothing on this.Anyone have any feed back for me??
  2. upsyo

    upsyo Member

    the new cars have bungee straps built into the shelves to hold the hand cart
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    This sounds like a job for Integrity.
  4. paidover95

    paidover95 Member

    I drive a new workhorse.It has a bungee attached to the shelf.It doesnt stop it from "tilting"and slaming into the wall all day long.It needs a bracket on the floor to hold it in place.Ive seen them in fed-ex trucks.Really whats the big deal?Its in the contract!
  5. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    What the hell are those ? Must be a new invention !

    Great, just no space to wrap the bungee strap around all those packages and cart.

  6. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    We have a few trucks with them bolted to the floor. I asked for one to be installed in my truck and was told that they are no longer available.
  7. I have a bungee on my shelf works great, when I use it. I usually just tilt the cart handle on the shelf and it stays.
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Easy fix, I had my mechanic install a couple of eyebolts to the front of the 4000 Section shelf. A bungee cord should do, but in my Hub, I lock it into place with a bicycle chain and padlock.
  9. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Is this deja vu? I thought we talked about this in another thread?

    Any how, My 700 has the little storage rack by the 4000 shelf. I just bungee my cart to that. I run it vertical vs horizontal, holds it tighter, no noise.

    As for the holding straps, I havent seen any, but I haven't been in the new trucks yet. I have heard there is nothing to bungee the carts to.
  10. Dagoof

    Dagoof Member

    I bungee mine to the 4000 shelf and throw a smalls bin on the blade keeps it from tipping
  11. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    I drove one of the new piece of junk 10-cube Freightliner's yesterday. There are is a bungee cord that has 1 end permanently fixed at the front of the 4000 shelf. The other end wraps over the handtruck and secures into a small hole also on the 4000 shelf. It's actually a pretty good idea that UPS in their infinite wisdom should have thought of about 70 years ago. But what do you expect from the company that brought you 85 years of manual steering vehicles?
  12. tracker2762

    tracker2762 Active Member

    I have a small bungee cord attached to the hand truck and secure it to the top shelf with the hook. Works great and no longer bangs on side of pc.
  13. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    the old handcarts without the drag rails on the back could just be flipped upside down and hung by the wheels from the shelf. Stupd drag rails don't let you do that anymore.

    As for my P7, I strap it to the magazine rack on the wall by the 4000 shelf lilke BBH does.

    I have seen the bracket you speak of in some of our newer trucks.. My old box sprinter had one in it as well. You still need to hook the cart to the shelf though cause it will sllide out of the braket and roll across the PC
  14. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Like the hand truck holder found in the front or rear of soft drink delivery trucks?
  15. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    save us integrity , save us!!
  16. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    I heard they shot down the 3 point seat belt concern, but there going to install a NASCAR style roll cage with a hand truck holder in every truck and instead of a gift certificate for a turkey at Christmas they be passing out coupons for helmets and fire suits (optional, but only the ones with the logo on the chin strap and on the ankle are approved)
  17. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I just lay my two wheeler face down on the floor of my pkg car.
  18. chestermechanic

    chestermechanic New Member

    Here is the part number to tell your mechanic to order Hand Cart Securing Strap #3428936
  19. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I know some drivers that keep their handcart in the cab, standing upright against the folded up passenger seat. They secure it using the passenger seatbelt.

    I just secure mine to the "magazine rack" that is on the wall next to the 300 and 400 shelves using a black bungee cord. If I get a spare car with no rack I bungee it to the lip of the shelf.
  20. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    i am on the safety committe and we have been ordering them for all our pkg cars. they work better than a bungee cord but the problem is that we are only allowed to order 2 per week.