New Feeder Tractors?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brown67, May 2, 2010.

  1. brown67

    brown67 Active Member

    I see a lot of new package cars coming in, but wondering if feeders is getting any new tractors. Day cabs not sleepers. Heard that UPS is buying new International Pro Star day cabs, but haven't seen any here in Denver. Wonder if UPS would go to auto shifts like a lot of other companys are doing?
  2. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    I have seen new freight shakers in Atlanta.
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We have Sterlings too, I think they are automatics.
  4. tae111

    tae111 Member

    I had heard Sterling was going to stop making tractors. A few months back I saw a new International Pro Star come into our yard from another district. Haven't seen the freightliners yet up here.
  5. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    We have had both single and tandem axle Sterlings and now we have a newer Mack running around where I'm at.
  6. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    They did. March 4 was last model and it went to ABF.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    There has to be an old UPS Diamond Rio still running down the road somewhere:happy2:
  8. UPSF Peeon

    UPSF Peeon New Member

    id take a 25 year old volvo over a brand new international anyday of the week
  9. tae111

    tae111 Member

    I couldn't deal with no power steering. Spoiled
  10. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

  11. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I'll take a Mack Vision.
  12. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    Don't you miss it??
  13. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    I saw a new International day cab last night- 270974. Looks funny with the slope backed grill.
  14. UPSF Peeon

    UPSF Peeon New Member

    international is the ford pinto of tractors
  15. Highwayman

    Highwayman Member

    I drove a new Prostar it was very noisy inside running down the road. Had my choice between it and Sterling(Nov 2008) took the Sterling. Quieter and both had 10 speed manual trans. The new Macks are Pinnacles good power and quiet inside.I didn't have this as a choice though. I heard next new ones would be Freightliner Cascadias.:happy-very:
  16. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    I would love to see the Freightliner Cascadia. Right now, we still have a lot of CH-600's. I would rather drive a CH-600 than those damn Internationals. We have a couple of the Mack Vision tractors. Yes, they are quiet, and the lights on them are the tops. The Cummins ISX engine is not reliable. I really don't care if the ISX breaks down. I'm not an owner/operater/mileage driver. I've never driven a Sterling. I just missed out driving the old Mack Cabovers. We had one left that went to get crushed right after my training. I heard a person could stretch out and have a decent nap in the international cabover or was it the Mack? I love to hear the stories about those and the diamond rio's.

    We still have that type of shifter. Everytime Salt Lake Hub got a new shifter, they would send us their POS shifter. Now, thank goodness, we are not Utah's B*TCH anymore.