Is ups freight going brown ???

Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by OldSnake63, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. OldSnake63

    OldSnake63 Guest

    im a city driver out of RIA, and 2 weeks ago we got a new tractor . the tractor was all brown like the feeder trucks . the only differance is that it says ups freight below the shield on the door . another thing i was told by management that our gray shirts are being phased out very soon .
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As long as the $$$ are green what difference does it make?
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    UPS does move slowly. I vowed I would not retire until all UPS Freight equipment and uniforms had all UPS Freight branding on it ... is retirement in my near future?
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You may end up giving Marty a run for his money.
  5. sppollock

    sppollock Member

    It's nice to know that you will be around for a long time then. Does UPS Freight branding include the sticker on the side of the door? If so than it looks like you are just waiting for the trailers.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    As long as you`re not getting our new tractors instead of us it`s all good.
  7. OldSnake63

    OldSnake63 Guest

    heres a pic of the truck i was talking about
  8. Derek Hendrick

    Derek Hendrick New Member

    if you dont mind can you take more pictures of the inside and out and then post it i would so appreciate it thank you
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

  10. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The UPS Freight trucks in my area still look like the one behind it.
  11. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    That's just going to make it easier to mesh the two companies. When parcel side is out of tractors, they can just come over and get one or more of yours! Simple! More simple? Parcel can now go pick up YOUR trailers and haul them when parcel drivers are laid off since most parcel drivers have more seniority than EARTH!
  12. Buckethead

    Buckethead Member

    UPSers explains the all brown trucks to freight. Like when parcel gets busy they can use the all brown freight trucks.
  13. ups3rUrs

    ups3rUrs New Member

    How will the new all brown tractors be distributed among the service centers?
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Driving back from Vegas this morning and noticed lots of doubles......all but one set were not with the UPS shield. The odd one was the silvery trailer, no shield and looked mis-matched. Saw many more UPS than FDX.
  15. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Come on...we all know its so they can lay off all of the overpaid ups package feeder drivers and use 1/3 the cost ups freight drivers when they faze feeder drivers out in the next contract...would surprise me one bit!
  16. Buckethead

    Buckethead Member

    When i hear someone say overpaid, envious is the word that comes to mind. Everyone has the opportunity to become one of the so-called
    "overpaid", in any occupation. Everyone cuts their own deal.
  17. OldSnake63

    OldSnake63 Guest

    ups freight drivers will top out at $26.15 very soon so your 1/3 less doesnt really add up . ALL OF OUR work is protected under the contracts . you cant move packages through a freight hub and the package hubs cant move freight . there two differant beasts . alot of people may think that you can but the answer is no .
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our package has all of the equipment necessary to move freight already in place. We already process RTA furniture from Canada. We could easily process UPS freight.
  19. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    1/3 the cost, 1/3 the skill.
  20. H_E_Pennypacker

    H_E_Pennypacker Large Member

    Actually it was a cost driven decision. Painting all of the tractors across the entire enterprise in the same scheme is cheaper. They save a couple thousand bucks a tractor by keeping it the same as small package feeder tractors.