two trailers inside one?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by tre305, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. tre305

    tre305 Member

    Just curious to see if anybody else at any other center is noticing this. Now I'm down here in Miami at a small center in homestead and I know for the past few years during our peak season we would get 53 foot or even 60 foot trailers b/c of the volume. But over the past month we've been getting them almost everyday, at least 4 53 footers and today a 60 footer that the shifter had trouble pulling out after it was unloaded. Now I know larger centers are use to these beasts. Hell it's not too long ago where we just started getting 4 can air trailers vs just 2 cans. I asked a supervisor about it this morning and he said they were trying to reduce cost with the rail yard or something to that affect. But if anyone else could give some insight on this, I'd love to hear it.
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    60 foot trailers? I haven't seen anything like that. The 53s have been showing up a lot for the last year or so. My Hub's yard isn't really wide enough to handle them. I have seen our Shifters and Feeder drivers having a time pulling them out of their parking spots. Its like parking two P-1200 across from each inside of the building, screws up the whole operation.
  3. 10yearteamster

    10yearteamster New Member

    They're pretty regular at my hub. We get about 25 trailers a night and 2 are usually 53 footers
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    53" is the majority now and we have trouble with them even in a yard our size. 60'? Never seen or heard of that. Pretty sure it would violate many single trailer length laws.
  5. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    We get about 35-40 trailers a night, run 10 bays and 2 of them are not set up for the 53 footers. but we get anywhere between 5-15 a night. Our shifter and the feeder drivers are pretty good with them. What we had trouble with was the drop trains. I am soo glad that we don't get those anymore
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    53's or pups all day long in our HUB.
  7. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    UPS bought a ton of new to us (used ) 53 footers They are containers on a chasis. they bought these to double stack on rail cars to cut rail road cost. The grey box 53 foters stay in the region . You will see more and more of them,and yes,it is a bitch in some smaller buildings to move them about !!
  8. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    60' Hmm. Sounds like a hell of a beast!
  9. tre305

    tre305 Member

    sorry im all late replying to this but i stand corrected on the length i gave earlier, after seeing another one parked on an unload door this morning i read the side of it, so these new trailers im seeing are 53 footers (UPS logo on the side) and 59 footers (EMP rail cars). but like you guys said, yes they are a bitch, luckily im a clerk but i have an awesome view of feeders backing em in and the shifter giving his all to pull em out lol.

    on another guessing our center must be way behind in the technology dept. last Friday i had to work our reload since that's when all those ipads came out and i helped work customer counter. one of the sups got a an email giving the procedure on how and what we were going to do with the ipads that weren't picked up by customers (since they DEFINITELY weren't going in the retain). but in that email were pics of what im guessing were new small GSS scanners? it was a small device with a color screen and drop down box for exception scans (known close, holiday, missort, etc).

    i was just wondering does anyone else have these in their building/center?
  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I'm pretty sure those EMPU's are 53' also.
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It's a good thing ups teamster feeder drivers are by far the best in the industry.
  12. tre305

    tre305 Member

    third times a charm right? looks like i must reject my previous and substitude again. yes @cachsux you are correct, they are 53 footers. i guess b/c our yard is so small that the trailer itself looks like it reaches almost to the side gate even when parked on a unload door. our shifter has to almost start turning before he even clears the door to pull it out. and for some reason they always looked longer than the other ones (not pups) i mentioned earlier. but again, my mistake!