New Fedex Express trucks

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by antdogg12345, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. antdogg12345

    antdogg12345 New Member

    hey fedex express drivers. I work for express express in the sf Bay Area. Our station is getting these new electric trucks and I am just wondering how durable they are on hills and weather conditions. I just want to know before I decide to drive one or not. Are they safe to park on hills? Here is a picture how it looks:

    What are the good and bad on these trucks. These are the smith Newton step van
  2. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Why wouldn't they be safe to park on a hill?

    I hate electric vehicles. Would drive me crazy not hearing a motor all day. I want to hear it idling while I'm going in and out of businesses ;)
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  3. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    How good does the air conditioning work?
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How many miles will they go on a single charge?
  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    He's in San Francisco. Doubt he'll have much need for AC.
  6. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    The hills probably won't beat them up too bad but I hear they tend to get stuck a lot in fog.
  7. Star B

    Star B White Lightning

    Well, at least it's not a current-gen rattle-box-reach with a conversion.... Who makes these?
  8. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    If you have hills you don't want them, there is no parking gear. Stays in neutral and parking brake only for stopping. If you hit the brakes on a hill the drive train disengages and you start rolling backwards.
  9. muckduck

    muckduck Member

  10. antdogg12345

    antdogg12345 New Member

    Do you have the electric trucks at your station
  11. dvalleyjim

    dvalleyjim Member

    They'll be fine but not as powerful. They run about 50 miles on a charge. It's just good PR for the San Fran libs. The main thing is you and Fred are saving the planet. By the way, what happens too all the batteries that can't be recharged after 5 yrs? And windmills. don't they take acres of land and decimate the bird population?
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member


    Bingo. Pure PR for the libs and so FedEx can be "green". We will never have more than a handful of these vehicles because they don't pencil out most of the time. Remember the Route 66 electric van a few years ago? This is the one that crossed the country, but most of the time in the back of a semi because it had so little range and power.

    Another steaming pile from PR.
  13. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    What does it actually matter? You asked questions. I answered. I've driven them. Just food for thought. Quite a few people have lost their jobs over these trucks. If you have hills you don't want it.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    [QUOTE="overflowed, post: 2031513, member: 44109" Quite a few people have lost their jobs over these trucks.[/QUOTE]

    Please elaborate.
  15. antdogg12345

    antdogg12345 New Member

    How did a few people lost their jobs because of these trucks?

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    A rollaway is an automatic termination.

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    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    They would probably say that you should have had the wheels turned into the curb. I have never seen a rollaway termination overturned.
  19. antdogg12345

    antdogg12345 New Member

    What about if the truck was double parked on a hill and the emergency brakes was and rolled down the hill now that is a mechanical failure on the truck and e brakes
  20. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    If you get one of these trucks be prepared to curb and choke the tires every time you get out of it. If what you're saying happened, you will be terminated.
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