requesting new package car?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPSTeamster542, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. how would i go about asking my center for a new van?
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    New Package Cars are usually put in service according to the type of route that is run out of them. Where I am at, the newer ones go to senior drivers. Seniority is a good thing, we paid our dues a long time ago.:wink:
  4. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Just write it up in your DVIR. You'll have one tomorrow.
  5. really funny:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  6. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    lol, I`m gonna do exactly that tomorrow!
  7. grami72

    grami72 New Member

    notarized letter, along with a check for $40,000.
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    More than that!!
  9. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    The only way you will get a new "van" is if you buy it yourself!!! You gotta be new or naive!!!!
  10. I am new. MY assigned car is a piece of crap. One of the other drivers told me i should i ask for a new car. it has atleast 270,000 miles on it.
  11. loserupser

    loserupser Two minute Therapist

    Poor kid!!!
    He has the deer in the headlight look!!!:confused:1:confused:1:confused:1:confused:1
  12. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Hell, that ain't even broken in good yet.
  13. Hangingon

    Hangingon New Member

    Our center does it based on sup's preference. Doctors notes mean nothing nor does seniority. One of our drivers hit the circle of honor last year and was promised a new car before they put his name on it. We've had 2 new 1000's come in, but he is still waiting for one.
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I don't want a new one because all we get in now is P1200's. I want to wait until I retire to drive a bus.
  15. Brownman 4 Service

    Brownman 4 Service New Member

    1987 gmc; p1000; 396,000 miles; oh yeah, 20 years senority!
  16. breadbooze

    breadbooze Member

    my p1000 has 420k miles and the shelves have been rewelded and braced three ways. even the floor welds have worn through and you can see the road underneath. supposedly it's been through four engines and six trannies. but no new p1000 is gonna replace this.. this just replaced an even older p1000 last year. :)
  17. Smiles

    Smiles Guest

    Don't know about getting a new car; but I'll get a new engine. Blew that all to hell the other day ago...BOOM..then the trail of oil till it comes to the oil puddle starts. O well least I got paid to sit and wait from mechanic to bring out different car.
  18. EAM_Master

    EAM_Master Part-Time'er for Life!

    Consider yourself lucky! I rolled 627K on mine last week.
  19. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    If something is unsafe in the vehicle, write it up.

    Otherwise, its yours to keep.. well until they shift you to
    another route to cover.. or if you break the one you have...
    although you'd have to break it pretty good, as the mechanics
    are good at getting it back on the road... in some form.
  20. terrymac

    terrymac New Member

    Why fool around with a new package car? Just write in the dvir, that you want a feeder tractor, plus add two trailers and a dollie. tell them you want a destination,, you will get them all.