Odd thing to find in the parking lot

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Random_Facts, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Random_Facts

    Random_Facts Member

    Pull into work like it was just another day, to find 7 UPS trailers in the back row. This seems a bit odd to me, seeing as we have a huge yard for them to park in, just behind the fence. (near the back of the building). I asked my preload manager about this, and he said I was on a need to know basis, and didn't need to know. Just wondering why they would block 50 parking spots to put them in? You should have seen the utter mess, when the drivers came in to park. 60% of people were located in the RED zone.
  2. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    They might be ADAs. We've got rid of a lot of junk trailers, and have put them in out of the way locations till they get pulled away.

    Just a guess.
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    What are ADA's?
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Same thing happens by us. We have limited parking and 6 trailers taking up our spots. I complain and get the same blank look I always get.
  5. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Hopefully someone will know what it stands for, but it's any equipment that is too old/damaged/unsafe to use and scheduled for the crusher.
  6. tarbar66

    tarbar66 Member

    I don't remember what ADA stands for but you are exactly right about the equipment is heading for the bone yard or Mexico!
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I can see why UPS is so hush hush about this and its on a "need to know" bacis? Heaven forbid the hourlies or the public should know that UPS has some junk its going to get rid of. Maybe they should fill those trailers with idiot preload mamagers
  8. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Already Done Allocation There, you're welcome!
  9. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    We had a bunch of empty feeders in our parking lot once. Division Feeder Manager came through for some reason(can't remember) and he blew a gasket! Feeders were gone the next morning. It was winter, too. Parking is hard enough when the plow guy is an idiot.
  10. trouble maker

    trouble maker Member

    I was told the ada tractors get sold overseas that's why our mechanic isn't allowed to strip them of any good parts.
  11. YouKnowWhoIam

    YouKnowWhoIam Banned

    and a new yawka or two........just sayin
  12. SignificantOwner

    SignificantOwner A Package Center Manager

    My guess is that he didn't know what was going on with them either.
  13. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Automotive Destruction Authorization...
  14. ridge128

    ridge128 New Member

    Automotive Destruction Authorization
  15. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    I like mine better. Just saying...........
  16. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Hey, I believed you!
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Automotive Disposal Authority. Its where they turn big brown package cars into little brown cubes of crushed metal.
  18. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Maybe I can score that job when I retire. The satisfaction factor would be quite high! This button right here.

    (crunching metal and maniacal laughter) :crazy2:
  19. iamupser

    iamupser I'm Institutionized

    Since UPS got caught in New York putting rotted, unroadworthy vehicles on the road, they just send your ADAs to the other 49 states!

    BTW, we take parts off of our ADAs all the time, then send them to the crusher after.
  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    You are funny! It was the center manager ripping red tags off trucks that did it! He's now he on-car. After spending One year driving to Syr.