Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by canesfan22, Feb 26, 2013.
anybody deliver out of one? have questions,just recently got put into one
Do you mean a large straight truck for bulk deliveries. Filled in one summer when driver was off on injury.
We call them "mashers" here. Watch the tail swing. Other than that they drive pretty nice. Some of ours have rollers in the floor that you can raise or lower using the onboard air compressor. Very handy for pushing pallets around.
My first route was an industrial park, they were great to back up to docks all day. We call them "vans" around here.
We call them "furniture trucks," sometimes "moving trucks," here. Ours are old (dating from the 1980s) and have manuals. They're used exclusively for mall runs & other bulk stops so they accumulate miles at a slower pace.
We had one of those for holding two air cans. Had two roll up doors on one side for loading. Diabled the compressor and just used it as a straght truck. Lots of rust and not fast but good heater. International has the best heaters.
Around here, they are cattle cars or Big Eddie or Big Earl.
We call them 24 footers.
Bulk van here. We have a guy or two who refuse to drive them. Management has to go with them if they are on that route. Pretty pathetic if u ask me. No clue how they get by with it.
Call them vans or 24 footers here. One I drove was very nice, was an automatic and had cruise control. The other I drove took 5 minutes to start, 4 speed manual and smelled like smelly feet
Are those the 1200's?
I think those are the Ryder panel vans painted brown. We just called them panel vans or 24 footers.
I don't think we have those. I think the largest we have are the 1400's. They look like a kinda like a Ryder, just as low to ground as the others.
We call them Hogs, they're fun to drive, as people get out of your way pretty quick when that big beast shows in your rear view.
All while maintaining a proper space cushion
To make it even more interesting, drive one with a 2 speed rear end.
If you drive one and it has air brakes better make sure you have that endorsement on your licsence.
I remember refusing to drive the old 1100 p/c once they passed the CDL laws back in early 90's because that p/c had air brakes !!!
Not true been thru this before on here. As long as u don't need a CDL to drive it u don't need air brake certification.
That is what the center manager says. I disagreeded on that, but drive it anyway. I wonder if it is a state or Fed. reg.
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