Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ziffle, Sep 11, 2007.
Where does the name "masher" that we call the largest package car come from?
Mashers is an old term, goes back to the gladiator days. Back then if you had the largest chariot in the arena it was called 'the masher'..the name has just kind of stuck for the package cars.
Just kidding, I don't have a clue.
I have never heard anyone call anything a masher.
"Just kidding, I don't have a clue."
LOL, that was great! You had me going there!
I'm with Cementups, tho, I've never heard the term "masher'.
Never heard of it either. Does anyone else refer to the 24 ft container trucks as the 'Hun"? Maybe that's only local.
BTW Lobo, I fell for it too. You would be good at "Malarky".
When I first started driving, it was an old Ford tiltcab 24 footer that had a funny looking air dam mounted over the cab. It was a Feeder Department hand-me-down. City van 40003 was nick-named "Darth Vader".
I've never heard of any of those terms. We call the 24 foot straight trucks BBT's (as in big brown trucks).
Remember when package cars were called "brownies"?
Never hear that anymore...
we call the 24'er "The Moose" and the p15 " herbies"
Maybe I am just old.
The only way I have heard the term "masher" is in reference to a greasy guy "hitting up" or trying to "cop a feel" on a woman.
we call the 24' truck " The Moose" and the little p15 "herbies"
Makes sense to me. After they load all the over 70s on top of everything else, the pkgs on the bottom look like they went through the "masher".
If you get in front of it, it will mash ya.
Package cars get called all kinds of things, just depends on the part of the country you live in. We call 24 footers "pigs" Who would have thunk it!
We have a masher. Its the truck that takes packages to the airport on saturday.
We had a 6 cube that took the Next Day Air to the airport. We called it Air Force One.
We had two of those old Ford C 600 tilt cabs.They were hand-me-downs from the NYC furniture operation.
For some reason I always call ours "The War Wagon", probably because I only ever drove it at peak or student move in when things are nuts.
We call our 24 footers "Big Bertha"
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