How's the ride?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TheBeerDriver, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. TheBeerDriver

    TheBeerDriver Member

    I was curious to see how your guys package cars ride on the road. I drive a freight liner business class m2, and I'm bouncing off of my friggen seat when I'm in town. Just curious to see how those package cars ride.
     
  2. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    The diesel package cars ride better than the gas powered cars. That's the only thing I like about them.
     
  3. 8000Shelf

    8000Shelf Active Member

    I feel every bump and crack in the road in a deisel or gas truck. The newer ones are better but not great riding either. Makes me really sore and tempts sciatica, etc.
    I still can't believe the difference when l get in my personal care to come home.
     
  4. TheBeerDriver

    TheBeerDriver Member

    Yes I know what you mean. We have maybe 1 or 2 trucks in our shop that have a nice seat in it. When you happen to drive one of those which is rare you feel like it's a Cadillac on route.
     
  5. 8000Shelf

    8000Shelf Active Member

    Ever hit a speed bump that isn't painted at 20 m.p.h. ?
    It'll wake you up.
     
  6. TheBeerDriver

    TheBeerDriver Member

    Ouch! Haha in the town I drive in there roads are horrible. I've literally hit my head on the ceiling of the cab a handful of times. Haha

    I bring a huge coffee mug because I know half of it spills before I get to drink it. Then I get back to the shop and get yelled at for coffee spills in the truck. Have to wash my truck everyday. Sucks.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Every travel mug that I have ever had has always had a lid. Just sayin'.
     
  8. TheBeerDriver

    TheBeerDriver Member


    Mine has a lid, but the excessive bumping and jumping the trucks does it still spills.
     
  9. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    I have the most bumpy fun when running in ancient 500s with broken/no ABS. You're slowing down but it feels like you're throttling up for liftoff.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Slow down?
     
  11. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Brandy new 8 cube. The ride sucks. Feel every little bump.
     
  12. Brownslave688

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

    I've driven quite a few of the new 800. We have one that is brutal bounces all over squeaks something awful.

    There is no way that's right for a new vehicle.
     
  13. Brownslave688

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

    If you are legitimately bouncing out of your seat. Slow the :censored2: down.
     
  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    All UPS package cars suck in terms of ride quality. Some suck less than others. My 2006 Freightliner diesel 665-series car sucks significantly less than all the others I have ever driven. This time of year when my wineries start shipping out, I might pick up 3 or 4 thousand pounds of wine cases and once I am loaded down with that kind of weight the ride quality is actually pretty good.
     
  15. TheBeerDriver

    TheBeerDriver Member


    It happens when I take the truck out into some really bad roads. Some places have bars in the weirdest places and sure enough you gotta find a way to get a semi there.
     
  16. 8000Shelf

    8000Shelf Active Member

    I'd say the new 8s ride 50% better than the older diesel 7s.
     
  17. Brownslave688

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

    Yes I understand I know some beer drivers. You're still driving too fast if your head hits the ceiling. Unless maybe you're 6'10"
     
  18. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Workhorse pos. Horn has been written up a dozen times and still only works when it wants to. I can feel every bump on the road, but it's at least torquey and its governed at 75mph.
     
  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Drove a Mercedes Benz sprinter for a few years that thing drove like a car you'd feel like you were doing 50 look at the speedo and your doing 70
     
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I usually think my normal package car, a 15+ year old P7 dually, rides pretty well. Until it's in the shop and they give me one of the newer single rear ends that just glides ver everything. It doesn't feel as stable but it's much smoother.