White tractors?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, May 23, 2011.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Are we painting all of the new tractors white? At first I thought maybe this was a subcontractor or a rental truck, but that is an authentic UPS logo on the door. What gives?
    white tractor.jpg
  2. hypocrisy

    hypocrisy Banned

    Thats a sleeper team. We lease the tractors so they leave them white.
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Crowbar is correct on sleeper units. UPS Cartage also drives white tractors, although I have never seen sleepers.
  4. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    AND, compared to "brown" tractors, comfortable as hell! In my tenure as a sleeper driver, we acquired two new Freightliners and promptly put about 800,000 miles each on em.

    Air suspension, seats, cab, long wheelbase, carpet, two beds, tv, fridge, quiet, the usual XM, disc player, almost the works...
  5. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    That makes sense, you cant see it in the pic but it was pulling a set of triples. On Sunday afternoon. I couldnt figure out who would be doing that in a rental truck.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    They don`t seem to back up as well as the browns though :)
  7. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    Sleeper team. Seen plenty of them around Louisville and my hub as well(even though we have no sleeper team runs from my building).
  8. hypocrisy

    hypocrisy Banned

    Thats because non-Sleeper drivers rely too much on the rear window instead of their mirrors (and can't adjust to the longer wheelbase).

    Ya gotta work on those skills son!

    (Actually most sleeper teams don't do much backing up. Their sets are built for them and waiting as it's paid by mileage and only hourly after a 2 hour delay at the TA etc. Most of our leased ones have a pintle, but the peak rentals do not, so you have to have trailer + gear backing skills to even build a set with them.)

    FAVREFAN Member

    The sleepers here are leased from Penske. All white.
  10. MobileBA

    MobileBA Member

    I highly doubt you saw it pulling triples, that would be over length (105ft) in Oregon. Might want to get some glasses.
  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Why? There are quite a few western states that allow triples.
  12. washington57

    washington57 New Member

    I'm on vacation and have been on a roadtrip and I have seen several triples out west. WA, ID,UT, maybe OR? Can't remember.. exactly where I saw them.
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I know for sure Utah allows them. AZ does only on I-15 in the NW corner of the state. I'm pretty sure WY and MT allow them.
  14. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member

    Also, Kansas and South Dakota allow triple pups and double 40's
  15. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I have glasses. And I know how to count to three. Triples are legal in Oregon, I see them all the time. Might want to get a clue.
  16. espy000

    espy000 New Member

    Thats an SSD tractor
  17. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Backup? They got reverse? Huh, I never made the connection.
  18. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I know. I sometimes have the "privilege" of putting sets together for them. I especially like when they try and tell you how to do your job. I love taking orders from a guy in a cowboy hat, dago t, and sandals with socks. "Oopsy, I didn`t mean to get grease on your hoses" sorry.
  19. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Not sure but he could have been going for 'experience' (drivers) or 'size' (tractor). :happy-very:
  20. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    LOL I was right on the first guess. :surprised: