Three UPS trucks damaged in fire

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Morsi, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Morsi

    Morsi Member

  2. Travwise

    Travwise Active Member

    I don't know exact details, but I can tell you it's the second fire in that building in about ten years give or take....very suspicious.
     
  3. Travwise

    Travwise Active Member

    Side note...who knew an aluminum truck could/would burn? Those photos are crazy.
     
  4. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Probably the stupid Mgr who needed a reason to up the stops on the rest of the drivers who still had a driveable truck.
     
  5. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    It probably wasn't started by an e cigerette
     
  6. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Well upstate..it had to be someone with keys to get into the building and the only ones with them are mgt. ..right?? Those cars unfire aren't outside..
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Most if not all of the hourlies in my center have a magnetic key card to enter and exit the building.
     
  8. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Aluminum melts at a pretty low temperature (1220 F) compared to some other metals. Wrought iron melting point for example is closer to 2900 degrees.
     
  9. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    The fiberglass front ends and tops will burn.

    Certain alloys of aluminum will burn. Don't ask how I learned that.;)
     
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The last time it happened I believe it was blamed on faulty /old wiring in an old P800. This time from what I can tell they were all newer trucks.
     
  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We were told it was the 2nd fire in 3 years and that the 1st was caused by a radio that was not wired correctly. Evidently, that was the 1st thing they were looking at with this fire also.
     
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy


    I'm not sure on exactly when the last one was (I thought it was longer than 3 years) but I do know the "radio" thing is bull :poop:. If it was a radio someone would have been fired. You don't destroy 2 or 3 UPS trucks because your radio is hooked up wrong and still keep your job. NO ONE WAS FIRED the last time. Tell who ever said that they are full of :poop:. Same old management crap.
     
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy


    That is typical "don't know what the F they are doing BS". Anytime there is ANY electrical problem that causes damage the first thing they do is assume its the drivers fault. I know when I had a P800 go up in smoke they sent up a "crack" team from Minneapolis up to try to hang me instead of actually looking for the real cause. I was the one who had to lead them by the hand like a little kid and point out where a hot wire had been rubbing and caused a direct short which in turn caused every wire in the POS truck to melt. I never got a "we are sorry to accuse you or thanks for pointing that out or nothing". Their only response was "Oh--you can leave now". F-em!
     
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  14. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    How do you know it is coming from management?
     
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Am I wrong? How about it Barnyard--who told you it was a radio? If I'm wrong I will eat crow.



    P.S. why the "derail" comment. What"s derailing about my comment?
     
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Was this management talking or hourly?
     
  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Nothing about proper footwear ?
     
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  18. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    The poop imgs are stupid. undone. ;)
     
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    My building had a couple of package cars catch fire from the wiring when they were parked in the building. Many of those old trucks had a rats nest for wiring.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I find it amusing that coldworld does not work in my center yet disagreed with my post.