Package Car Headlights

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by RockdaleEddie, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. RockdaleEddie

    RockdaleEddie Optimized

    Anyone out there in Brownville that is in the Safety Department...I have been at UPS for over 20 years. I have seen lots of changes, some good, some ehh, we have a great company with awesome technology, that cost a fortune of course. I'm not saying at all that those are bad investments because I have watched my center virtually explode with packages in the last 10 years. Doesn't anyone think that the package cars should get an upgrade to the LED headlights? Its brutal at night with these crappy lights and a camera monitor blaring in your eyes. Just wondering...seems like it would be much more safe.
  2. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    HID and LED cost big money. My personal vehicle has factory installed HID headlights and I agree, they are superior to standard headlights. Installing aftermarket HIDs enters into a gray area as to what is legal and what isn't.
  3. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Good luck with that. Try driving in the middle of the night, in deer country, in a feeder rig. Bye bye Bambi...
  4. undies

    undies Active Member

    I have to drive with the high beams on in some of the older trucks just to ensure I have a wide enough view of the road ahead of me. I've written lights up to no avail.
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    When on residential streets I drive with my high beams on. The streets I drive on are mostly country type roads with no street lights and not a lot of volume.
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I just wish that we had a real Car Wash in my Hub and they would clean our windshields, mirrors, and our headlights. After all, they do pretend to preach about "safety" all the time.
  7. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    the lights suck and are a safety hazard,, but thats from a company that thinks its ok to deliver a pkg at 830 at night...........its called a disconnect
  8. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Active Member

    Dark colored vehicles, dark colored uniforms, poorly lit vehicles, company preaches safety... what's the issue here?!!
  9. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    I just wish we had any kind of a car wash in my center. I'm lucky to get my truck washed every 6 weeks. And, I could plant potatoes on the shelves.
  10. RockdaleEddie

    RockdaleEddie Optimized

    Hellfire...if that's you dude, there is no way your in package. Go Bears!
  11. RockdaleEddie

    RockdaleEddie Optimized

    No way are you in package Hellfire...if that's you
  12. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    Personally I hate the HID lights showing up on cars nowadays, mostly the aftermarket ones people put in. They are rarely adjusted properly and it blinds other drivers. Eat some freakin' carrots people and throw a rag over that rear view monitor.

    While I'm ranting they should ban fog lights in AZ. We have fog maybe a handful of mornings a year but people around here drive with their fog lights on all the time.

    AZ could really use safety checks on passenger vehicles like some States have. It's downright scary what you see on the roads out here sometimes.
  13. UPSER110

    UPSER110 Active Member

    The problem with aftermarket HIDs are the housing isnt designed to use that bright of a bulb and you get glare... These people should get tickets. People that Put HIDS in and do a retro fit with a projector are doing it right....

    The sealed beam design on the Package cars are horrible. Ive seen alot of guys adjust them all the way up for better light..

    The DOT standards for headlights are also ridiculous. In my Jeep wrangler I have the sealed beam headlights too (same size as the package cars I think) but I replaced them with these( Hella 7" Round E Code H4 Halogen Replacement Headlight Kit with Standard 60/55W H4 Bulbs: Automotive)Hella E code lenses, that takes a bulb and it made a huge difference, you can actually see a cut off where the light is.. Google some info about them