Non CDL Bulk Van route

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Docparcel79, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Docparcel79

    Docparcel79 Member

    I'm a cover driver who was put on a route in a non CDL 24 footer. Am I taking a risk on my license if I was ever to be over weight? (Please no fat jokes!)

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  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I assume you are talking about what we call the moose. I doubt they could make it an overweight.
     
  3. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    No, you're fine.
     
  4. We call it the beast. I doubt it also.
     
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Some call ours, "Big Eddy" others, 'the cattle car.'

    I don't know that I have ever heard of a cattle car being weighed....
     
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Speaking for most dudes everywhere, I don't want to jump onto "Big Eddy".
     
  7. Docparcel79

    Docparcel79 Member

    I haven't come up with a nickname for it..Gotta think of one now. Just fear of the DOT stopping me bc the pickups can be really heavy in weight. Big Eddy? What's the meaning behind that name?

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  8. Brownslave688

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

    Wow amazing how everyone calls it something different. Hog or bulk van here.

    Had a new manager call misloads wrong cars. Everyone looked at him like WTF are u talking about.
     
  9. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    Not original but Big Bertha. She needs a runway to get up to speed. Fun ride nonetheless :)
     
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I have no idea. We have been calling ours that since I started 17+ years ago. Centers around us call them cattle cars and I like that better, as I used to milk cows.
     
  11. Docparcel79

    Docparcel79 Member

    What comes to mind is a toilet on wheels. The Dumper! Bc when you get to your first stop and open that door it just looks like a pile of :censored2:. .

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  12. degill7994

    degill7994 Active Member

    Where I'm from its called the goose

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  13. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I think you guys are talking about what we call a wally out here in the west
     
  14. superballs63

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    I've driven one MANY times over the years, which would be FULLY loaded door to door with heavier and bulkier packages than you would ever want to deal with and I have never heard of anyone getting pulled over by the DOT
     
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We just call it a straight truck. Pretty good run. All dock stops. No resi's. Almost like being in feeders.
     
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  16. Docparcel79

    Docparcel79 Member

    We've had two drivers here in the Northeast get pulled over outside the building(DOT cop would give his own mother a ticket) for the hell of it and found very small infractions about the truck.

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  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    For the most part DOT leaves us alone, but yes drivers can be pulled over at any time by DOT. Make sure you do your pre trip.
     
  18. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    When I first started driving, they were called "city vans" and you needed a CDL to drive them. My first route was in one, it was a Ford tilt-cab and it had air brakes. One of the ones I drove was a feeder dept. reject, it had double fuel tanks and the old tachograph thing on the dash. We just call them "vans" now, they are Internationals and a regular driver's license is alright.
     
  19. Alexcross774

    Alexcross774 Spinning my wheels.

    You would probably have a better chance of being over weight in a small car, P-20 -P50. Either way the citation would be to UPS, and they are responsible for paying it. Ask some of the Feeder drivers, they get nailed at the scales all the time.
     
  20. It's very possible to go overweight if you make pickups at some times of shippers. Printers are the easiest to go overweight at. If you ever get over 26000 lbs without a cdl, you would be cited as well as UPS. I know I've gone over 26000 with the straight body. I don't know how they could enforce weight if you never travel past a weigh station.