Retired 19 years
discuss. personally I think it's sad that some people don't know when to retire. Story is on the Brown Cafe home page
I don't think that it was feeder driver but a line haul driver for UPS Freight. This one line from story - "The rig, pulling dual trailers, was transporting paint." I don't think that they would mention paint unless it was a trailer load.
Since paint is haz mat and a trailer load would have to be placerded, it would be freight that does placard and not parcel who does not.
If true, it means that they cannot retire any early than us.
Here is a link with two pictures:
Benson I-10 traffic backed up after fiery crash | www.tucsoncitizen.com ®
Looks like one of ours, think the only reason they mentioned the paint was because the trailer caught fire. Did some more searching a found another article that said the tractor-trailer in front of the UPS rig swerved at the last minute to avoid hitting the grader giving the UPS driver less time to react.
Not all paint is hazmat.latex requires no placards.Also before UPS purchsed overnite you could retire with 30years at55.If the IBT gets a hold of the old overnite pension it willbe70.
That is a ups set,it look's like a brand new 360 ww series pup. The ups freight pup's dont have a spot for the king box like our's do. And from the way the first picture look's it has a king box on it. Also the stack on the tractor look's like the stack on our new mack vision tractor's... And if all that paint was latex it would'nt need any hasmat plaqards.The new UPS Freight flat floor pups look exacly like our flat floor pups. Can't see any logos so the proof may lay in the text of the article.
UPS does not haul "load of paint" as quoted from the article.
UPS Freight does haul HazMat loads of paint.
Looks more like a deiesl fuel fire than anything else.
My prayers are for both operators involved for a speeding recovery.
Good eye's dragracer....I'm impressed!!!That is a ups set,it look's like a brand new 360 ww series pup. The ups freight pup's dont have a spot for the king box like our's do. And from the way the first picture look's it has a king box on it. Also the stack on the tractor look's like the stack on our new mack vision tractor's... And if all that paint was latex it would'nt need any hasmat plaqards.
UPS would force them to retire then they would get slammed with ageism lawsuits.Being 70 y.o. used to be old but not today, not any longer. I don't know the feeder driver specifically but instead of passing along the sentiment that some don't know when to retire, we should wish him well in this very difficult time. I work at the W.Sac hub and there are several older feeder drivers who if retired when I want them to, I could possibly take one of their jobs but it is THEIR decision to make and as long as they pass the medical exam, who am to say they shouldn't be driving?? As long as they do a good job and still enjoy it, then let them keep going. But that is just my take....