Ups freight

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by retired2000, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    When did ups start using all brown tractors for ups freight?
     
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I have been seeing them for the second year now.
     
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  3. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Maybe they were borrowing a UPS tractor. Around here it is all two toned tractors.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They are in the process of rebranding freight.


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  5. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    The brown is to blend in with the package side so they can have freight-truckload steal union work.
     
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    UPS Freight is union. I guessing you mean lower wage freight taking the higher paid feeder jobs. Has anyone seen this happening yet, since it is in the new contract.
     
  7. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Freight-truckload is not. Freight is. I do not know the difference other than pay.
     
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Probably just getting parcel's old crap tractors.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Nope----just new paint/decals.


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  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Still the old Overnite Volvos?

    I don't think so.
     
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In my area you still see Overnight tractors and trailers. A few more brown UPS Fright tractors and UPS trailers. Hasn't been like almost 10 years now since UPS acquired Overnite Freight.
     
  12. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    What do they call it? Didn't know UPS had a separate entity that only delivered truckload.
     
  13. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    UPS Freight LTL is union.
    UPS Freight Truckload is not union.
     
  14. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    These were newer rigs. Hauling ups freight trailers with the ups logo on them. Went down route81 to tenn this week saw a lot of them
     
  15. Alexcross774

    Alexcross774 Spinning my wheels.

    The first ones came out mid 2012. Very slow release.
     
  16. Avalon

    Avalon Avalon

    Isn't UPS Freight truckload called Cartage Services or something like that?

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  17. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    I'm not sure, I tried looking up their CSA scores and they (freight and freight-truckload) operate under the same numbers AFAIK. I took note of the number listed on the freight trucks and the freight truckload trucks.
     
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  18. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    Cartage is heavy air freight. Totally separate from UPS freight. Both are union...


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  19. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    UPS Cartage Services Inc. (CSI) was Emery Air Freight (& I think another air freight co). White trucks with big UPS badge on the side. Here, their contract is a rider to the Parcel contract.
     
  20. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    they were also known as menlo