Martrac Trailers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by trumpet, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. trumpet

    trumpet New Member

    Does anyone know what the outside length is on the new Martrac Trailers? They look like 53' trailers, but they don't have 53' markings on them.
  2. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    i think they are 48', it just looks longer with that refrigeration unit in the front.
  3. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Are the 53' markings required by law?
  4. Everyone that I have seen are 53', and no they do not have to label them with the big 53.
  5. driver x

    driver x Guest

    If the refrigeration unit is surounded by a frame then it`s a 48`,if it`s out on the front of the trailer on it`s own the it`s a 53`. And they`re all junk.
  6. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    That would be incorrect "ALL" new Martracs are 53' I just inserviced 15 of them and they all were the same, and no they only require the height to be on them not the length.....
  7. trumpet

    trumpet New Member

    It is a Federal Law that any & all 53' Trailers must have Length Markings on each Front Corner - this is the reason I started this Thread. I am not sure if it is the Trailer Manufacturer or Ups's responsibility to do this though.
  8. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    No 53s allowed in NYC by law.
  9. wannabeups

    wannabeups Member

    Lucky I didn't get a ticket then. I took a 53' television production trailer to Yankee stadium.
  10. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    Manahattan there is no 53s for sure. Not positive about the boogie down Bronx.
    anyone know?
  11. BTSDOG

    BTSDOG New Member

    if the trailer series numbers start with "560", then it's a 53...if they start with "525", it's a 48.........:happy2:
  12. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    what's the deal with the martracs? I mean why do they have refrigeration units when we put stuff in it that doesn't need refrigeration?
  13. Highwayman

    Highwayman Member

    I was told Martrac is a company owned by UPS logistics. In our area Swift 53 foot trailers have been rented for peak.:surprised:
  14. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Haul produce and other refregerated stuff on one leg and on back-haul, they haul pkgs for the Big Brown and vice-versa.
  15. JimJimmyJames

    JimJimmyJames Big Time Feeder Driver

    I was told once that we ship more packages east to west so the company came up with the idea of refrigerated trailers we could rent to produce companies for the return trip east.

    We do use them for refrigeration during Mother's Day when picking up from customers like 1-800-Flowers.

    The '53 footers put the refrigeration unit rightnexttotherearwindow. Especially on the old long nose Internationals. For some reason, I find it disconcerting to be so close to it.
  16. MobileBA

    MobileBA Member

    Have you ever turned one on during a hot summer day before spotting it up to be loaded?
  17. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    If you go to the NYC DOT's website you can get a "truck route" map for NYC for free. What it states are "no combinations longer than 56ft", and "no wider than 8ft 6in". (except fire equipment and buses with a capacity of more than 16 passengers can be 102") Other than the "thru routes", I95, 495, etc. I go by the Javitts Center every nite and see 53' there. I saw a Fedex 53 in Manhattan. I know a driver that got rear ended in NYC, got a ticket for not having an "R" permit. It's one of those things, if you get caught you get a ticket, since most trailers are 102" and you are over 56' even with a 45' trailer. If NYC were to crack down on this commerce would basically stop.

    It seems they send them to FL and out west and then IC's bring them back with produce on them. I've seen empties with peppers and other stuff on the floors. Certain #'s can no longer be sent to CA because of a CA law relating to the refridgerant used.
  18. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    I don't know about anyone turning one on, but sometimes they are not shut off and sit there running while being loaded. Although this usually seems to happen on cool fall days. Probably with enough trailers stategically spotted around a building you could cool the building, those reefer units can get pretty cold, like a deep freeze.
  19. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Why? Here if they catch someone doiing that they`ll walk them for stealing company resources (the fuel). We see PTs and hub sups turn them on and we turn them right back off.
  20. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    I just haul what they give me as long as it passes a pretrip inspection