New 8's

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by JackStraw, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

    Had the pleasure of driving one last week. Man what a sweet ride. Normally drive a p7 diesel. Havn't heard how good they are in the snow but ANYTHING has to be better than those diesels.
  2. Brownslave688

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

    Cares as long as they get rid of the old 8's
  3. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    my 8 has 800K = not sweet
  4. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Somebody post a picture so we can all see. Please.
  5. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    All we get are new 5's. We need 10's and 12's. WTF
  6. BCFan

    BCFan Active Member

    Those old 8 series were and are terrible on the knees I really think that is where my knees started the deterioration process...course it sux to get old too......BC
  7. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    I am loving the new trucks! Kudos to UPS for making the upgrade!
  8. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I'm driving a '96 P700, Freightliner, 300,000+ miles and counting.
    Most like it in my building have died and are gone.
    It's been a good vehicle and a pleasure to drive.
    Wasn't concerned about getting a new one until they spotted a new Workhorse regular gas P700 model in my spot a few weeks ago.
    What a great ride, I will have one soon.
  9. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    drove one of those new (right out of the crate) for a year and a half
    great acceleration, very quiet
  10. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    Is the company going back to gas engines now instead if diesel?
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Whats wrong with the diesels?
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Does it have a 3-point seat belt system?4
  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    No, kudos to OSHA, the DOT and the labor agreement for requiring the company to include basic safety and ergonomic features in the newer cars. Dont think for one minute that your well-being is or ever has been a factor when deciding what equipment to include or delete from the purchase order; the company's only concern has always been to put the cheapest DOT-legal vehicle they possibly could on the road, and if it got people hurt or killed thats just too damn bad.
  14. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't we get in trouble for taking a pic and posting it here. I have taken a couple pics to show here, but haven't done so out of concern for my job.

    Besides, if you have seen a new 1000 (the one with the less round nose and elongated vs round headlights) you've seen the 8; it's just 3-5 ft shorter. Now, there is another new car with a composite lower body-feels like plastic-that has debuted in my bldg, reminiscent of the car the UK UPSer posted a pic of in the summer. It's slightly larger than a Sprinter, and goes out on regular routes. I'm wondering if it is the new 6 (and I'd love to post a pic but, you know...)
  15. Brownslave688

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

    The workhorse trucks are terrible.
  16. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    I thought we were striving to be a greem company. where are all those electric/natural gas/propane/ methane/ and any other "ane" fuel?

    Does the new 8's have the brown colored molded plastic throughout all the plastic?
  17. I would be a little worried about putting up a pic! I know you are not allowed to take pics inside the building. They would probably say you was stealing time!!!I trust them as far as i can throw my package car!!
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I take pics all the time. If they dont like it they can kiss my arse.
  19. im trying not to give them any extra ammo durring contract year. .I cant believe some of the things they give warning letters for!!!!
  20. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    I was in a newer p700 for thanksgiving and they are great, but this one would beep with the blinkers, the lights, the brake. The task was to shut the damn thing up so I didnt go crazy.