Natural gas package cars

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upser4ever, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. upser4ever

    upser4ever Member

    Our building is supposed to be getting 75 new natural gas package cars and I was just wondering if anyone has them already and if so what their opinions are of them. Are they all automatics? Are they slower than diesel or gas or about the same? Thanks
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    We had natural gas vehicles once, funny thing is they took diesel.
  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How does that work?
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I've had natural gas in my vehicle for years. It runs on diesel though.
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  5. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    We had two 500s or 700s in our center 3-4 years ago. They didn't last long. Not sure where they went.
  6. terry mac

    terry mac New Member

    saw 5 southbound on I55 headed toward Louisiana the past few days
  7. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I'm guessing they started out as natural gas but somewhere down the line were retro fitted back to diesel. I witnessed with my own eyes trucks labeled as natural gas getting diesel pumped in them.
  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I'd bet they got retro fitted back to diesel and labeling taken off.
  9. Brownsfan

    Brownsfan Active Member

    We have some propane trucks, and they are a joke. Constantly vapor locking and running out of propane. Also, if you don't hit the button while getting into the pkg car you have to wait forever to start it.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    ...and renumbered.
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I wonder how long they went before dumping the NG idea? History seems to always repeat itself.
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Are those the ones with the air brakes? We have one and everyone hates it.
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I've never taken it out.