Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scooby0048, Mar 24, 2014.
Came across this today, thought we could use a laugh.
That would be a "cool" job.
Is that actually an early UPS model? Looks like it could be. Must be as crude as hell.
Clever use of the ice cream cone.
Are those South Dakota license plates?
And we think our commit times are bad now...how'd you like to start your day with the sup telling you to get all the stops off before everything melts!
Looks like that thing hasn't been making the rounds for quite a while.
Probably not, but I drive its twin brother on my route everyday.
Looks like a old P-400.
I was thinking a 400. There were so many different looking ones but they were all oddball junk. Is that an International?
The plate is fairly new.
That truck looks BETTER than my first P-400!
That would be my guess. The old 400 Internationals all had that square shape. The Chevy 400's had
that bullet shape to them.
I remember reading/being told that UPS trashes all of their worn out package cars to avoid "damage to the brand." I'm guessing that's just an ice cream truck painted to look like a package car, but I might be wrong.
UPS always scraps old package cars because of liability issues but similar vehicles can still be obtained in other ways. It just won't be a real ex UPS package car.
If you knew the right people I think u could get your hands on one. I'd say there is a 50/50 chance I could get one. It would be stripped and reprinted though.
Only thing I'm not sure on is if ups follows up checking VIN numbers to see if they were indeed destroyed.
The hub I work at has a scrapyard a couple blocks away. The shop paints the truck number in 2 foot tall figures on all sides. Tows the truck to the scrapyard and photograph the truck at the yard. At one time there was a couple scrapped UPS and FedEx trucks sitting on top of a big pile of scrap metal.
I'm sure it's different everywhere. There's a place that strips and scraps them close to here but it's in a town of 800. Not that I'd ever want one. I know the hell these things go through.
That wasn't always practice though. They may get to a junkyard but that doesn't stop the junkyard from reselling the body/chassis and someone putting a new motor in it. I've seen it done at a local yard here.
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