Old Bones are not in the best interest of my health and safety.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by yonnko, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. yonnko

    yonnko Member

    Is their not anything that we could do to make UPS understand that the old bone no power steering trucks are no good. It is not just the lack of power steering. It is the narrow doors, the high steps, the noise level on the highway. Collectively, these trucks are not practical for the size and the amount of packages we deliver. Yes, we all get it done when we get stuck with an old bone for a few days but it amazes me that a great company like UPS still has these things on the road.
  2. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    We been real lucky, we got alot of new trucks, all automatics full seat
  3. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    My center is where trucks go to die...300K miles, 400K miles, etc...

    No idea why they're retrofitting these dinosaurs with Tellymatics...a few drive well, but most are elbow/knee/shoulder killers.

    Makes me take them much less seriously when they talk about end-range-motion...:greedy:
  4. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    I'm really not sure how the shorter guys do it. 6'5" and going up and down the first step is still a pain. The main concern I have with them is the lap belt. God forbid I get hit or something, but going face first into that steering wheel is not going to be pretty.

    I do like the parking break though. Doesn't seem to get out of adjustment all the time like the newer ones. I assume they eventually have to be tightened by a mechanic? In my roughly 3 months in a old truck it's been fine. Though for all I know the older trucks are routinely maintained unlike the newer ones.
  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    We had a guy report a shoulder injury wrestling one of these gems. Miraculously he had power steering the next day. Too late.
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Those trucks are logistics at there finest and the man or woman who decided to purchase those trucks will have to answer to god for all the pain they have caused.
  7. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    the plan is to have an all automatic fleet by 2013 peak
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    They spend millions on a half assed programmed call Orion to help cut miles, save gas and save money. It's funny how no one ever mentioned to invest those millions into newer fuel effient trucks that would in turn save gas and money.
  9. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    I love my 2011 p-1000 but, I really loved my p-800 with the five speed splicer in it. This truck and I bonded if you know what I mean. A friggin tank. Although my p-1000 has a forty gallon tank behind the rear axle.
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    How many times do I have to tell you. That's logistics we love logistics
  11. Brownslave688

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

    Is this just your center? Are we talking comPany wide? That would be sweet won't happen though.
  12. Brownslave688

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

    How this hasn't made someone a rich rich man or woman I don't know. If I got in an accident with just a lap belt I'd sue their pants off.
  13. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Did Scott tell you this? What are their other plans?
    Fix the preload?
  14. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Right, 'cause we all know how the 'plans' go...
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    It complies with applicable laws, safety be damned. I'm sure they have the best lawyers money can buy.
  16. jaker

    jaker trolling

    It's funny how many other hubs say this to , we used feel that way but good old California made some law up about emission and the next thing we know the new trucks start rolling in

    Last Christmas I got 2011 with a 1000 miles on it felt like I won the lottery , now it has 20000 on it , dang we drive a lot
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Your health and safety were never a factor in the decision-making when these vehicles were ordered.

    The idea was that, by intentionally making the vehicles harder and more dangerous to drive, older (less productive) drivers would be forced to retire sooner when they could no longer spend 11 hours a day fighting the equipment. Their spot on the payroll would then be taken up by a newer employee, still in progression, with fewer vacation weeks for the company to pay for. I can almost gurantee that some :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: bean-counter in a little cubicle someplace had it all figured out on a spreadsheet. It wasnt like he or anyone he cared about would ever have to drive the trucks.