favorite truck

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by serco, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. serco

    serco Member

    Whats the best delivery truck to work out of ?
  2. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Depends on the area, Driving a W700 in a rural setting(I've had to when we ran out of vehicles) sucks.
    Driving an Econoline in a heavy industrial area with heavy freight sucks...

    Each has their strengths and weaknesses.

    Honestly Driving a rental with satellite radio is the best... ;)
  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    a Hostess Twinkie truck....There is no work in it!!!!!(!sorry I had to do it)
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    One of these.
  5. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    with a mall rte. I love my w900
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Newer W700.
  7. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    All have their pros and cons. I'll go with a Sprinter though, it's like the middle-ground of the vehicles. I like the quiet stealthiness of it so I can drop and run lmao.
  8. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    This one.

  9. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    The W900's when they were newer, those things moved better fully loaded than empty, it seemed.
  10. StuffItFred

    StuffItFred Member

    One without Satan's logo's and company plastered on it
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I like you. I've always said Fred was Satan's spawn.
  12. XFILED

    XFILED Member

    Ill take a W700 any day...just not the hybrid ones or the ones that start with a wristband...
    I have a soft spot for the old Ice Cream truck ones...some of those suckas were fast!!!
  13. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    An empty one? ;)
  14. serco

    serco Member

    Sprinters absolutly suck! Owned 1 good one and 2 that just about broke the bank in repairs! 1 econoline with no room for boxes but alway ran well! Now i just picked up a 97 freightliner p700 diesel ( old express truck for 5k) hoping for better results with the express truck!
  15. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Hope that 700 isn't from the snow belt, the frames on those things are rotting out like crazy.
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Interesting. Previous company policy was to scrap all retired vehicles. Now, if I am to believe this post, former Express vehicles are being made available to Ground contractors? UPS has "P" series vehicles, so are you referring to a W700? These had the Freightliner chassis with Utilimaster body. Here's the deal. I had been wondering where the W700's were going, so we may have an answer here.

    More evidence of the plan to shift Express volume to Ground, by providing cheap vehicles for expansion.
  17. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Old express vans are all over the place. You can find them on eBay and truckpaper some times. I know someone that got a sprinter for cheap. P700 refers to cargo space (cubic feet) That's what we go by. p500, p700, p1000 and p1200.
  18. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Not FedEx Express vans, unless they have changed policy. Everything we retired used to be scrapped....no exceptions. I realize that the numbers refer to cargo space, but I'm interested in the letter designation. If he got an actual former FedEx Express W700, I'd be surprised.
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    They are all over Ebay motors and used truck lots. Can still see Express lettering.
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    We have three at our station. Usually go for about $6900. '97's are the ones usually sought. Last year for the mechanical Cummims 12 valve motors.