Prototype Trucks, where are they now?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Nazzrath, May 15, 2015.

  1. Nazzrath

    Nazzrath Member

    I haven't heard anything lately about the 'Plastic' UPS trucks or the hyrogen/hybrid/electric trucks either. Does anyone here drive one, or was that all UPS marketing?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Use the search function as there are several threads on this subject.
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  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My 1980's 8 cube is still ticking.
  4. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    FedEx has them now.

    All of ours are literally falling apart. One is being held together with duct tape
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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  6. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    We have fully electric trucks, hybrid electric trucks, and hydraulic hybrid trucks in our center. All are in service and being used daily, barring breakdowns. I was personally driving one till a route change.
  7. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    Nobody in our building wants to use them. We have 3 or 4 of those ugly Isuzu's that sit in the yard and don't move for weeks at a time. Not even the air drivers use them. They're trash.
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  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Those are all PR gimmicks. Use them to get a few headlines then they get quietly forgotten.
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    When the air drivers don't take them that's bad.
  10. ViewAskew

    ViewAskew Active Member

    My truck is an Isuzu. The truck has been great for tight residential street, but not much else. The higher passenger side mirror brings all sort of new hazards into play.
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  11. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Had one as a substitute truck once. Fun to drive but impractical for the job. Things were cramped and tight but was nimble and handled well.
  12. degill7994

    degill7994 Active Member

    Saw a fedex driver with one in my area a few weeks ago.
  13. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    If you're ever in a parking lot and it's been sealed with tar and wet from rain, them things do nothing but spin the tires.
  14. livin the dream

    livin the dream Active Member

    not a fan of the isuzus. I don't like the mirrors or the delay when giving it gas. the whole truck just feels plastic
  15. pkgdriver

    pkgdriver Member

    Saw one of the Isuzus in Paia, Maui yesterday. The hood looked terrible.
  16. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Don't get me started on Air drivers. Burying good trucks out on the lot, putting the keys in their lockers etc. So they have a sweet ride for 8 stops. While I'm left doing 180 in a dinosaur.
  17. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

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  18. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Looks like :censored2:, probably holds 150 peices max lol
  19. Brownslave688

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

    Just saw a fedex driver with one yesterday.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    May have been the same guy-----was he wearing purple?