new p/c

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by retired2000, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    any one in the upstate ny area get new cars in the last week or so? i drove by the ups hub in syr and saw a bunch of new ones just sitting there. also there were a few old ones sitting on flatbeds waiting to be takend away. they even took off the tires how cheap can they get.
  2. thom1842

    thom1842 New Member

    I hope we get some new trucks soon, we are losing 'em like crazy. I think we just had 10 of our PCs sent for destruction (out of only 40-ish). The only good news is that 7 of them were old P-50s.
  3. upssalesguy

    upssalesguy UPS Defender

    all those cars are going to be scrap. UPS does not take the risk of anyone getting hurt in old package cars and that is why they dont resell them. they will all be scrapped. of course they take off the tires, those were probably in good shape.

    explain your "cheap" comment. wouldn't that save costs? duh.
  4. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    When UPS get through with a vehicle the only thing it is good for is scrap. They might have taken the tires off for clearance reasons for the flatbed. They remove the fairings from tractors for that reason. As far as cheap??????? I've seen them remove taillamps, etc from vehicles, I don't know pay a mechanic $29 an hour to remove tail lamp assy, put it up on the shelf, for what a $3 tail lamp? I've gotten one of these "recycled" lamps and had it burn out the next day.
  5. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    We do sell tractors now. That just started last year....
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    We got a couple new 14's in our building recently. They are zero-idle vehicles. No emissions I suppose. I just know i will never have one. way too big a vehicle for my area.
  7. badpal.

    badpal. avoiding brown kool-aid

    You can have mine and my mall route! It seems like in my center they're assigning them to the drivers who don't need them. Oh well...
  8. upssalesguy

    upssalesguy UPS Defender

    they usually give the new trucks to rural and country routes, i'm told so they can put the mileage on them, in turn getting better gas mileage and also allowing the city drivers who dont drive as much take the higher mileage trucks.

    or, it's just to screw the drivers who need new trucks
  9. badpal.

    badpal. avoiding brown kool-aid

    Thank you SO much for your response and smart-ass remark. My day is now complete! Give me more information I didn't ask for oh great UPS sales guy! I already know the truck shuffle game.
  10. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    Yes, I received a new 700. It had 600 miles on the odometer. Replaced my old 800 that I had for 22 years. Sweeeeeeet!!
  11. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    We just got 4 new p10's with cummins/turbos but no lic. plates so their they sit. When they're ready we'll send 4 of our CRAPPPY p10's up to Washington state. Thanks god those cars cost so much money to maintain.
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I just bought my wife a new PC off of
    Actually it was refurbished ... good price ($214) and the best thing was it came with Windows XP rather than Vista.
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Little grumpy today aren't we ... maybe a good night's sleep will help. :wink2:
  14. upssalesguy

    upssalesguy UPS Defender

    sorry, brah
  15. badpal.

    badpal. avoiding brown kool-aid

    LOL, no prob...brah
  16. badpal.

    badpal. avoiding brown kool-aid

    lol, I picked up 425 pieces today so i'm a little cranky...bedtime!
  17. brownsugar

    brownsugar Member

    Saw an automotive presentation that they are testing key FOBs for new PC. Starts PC remotely and open rear/bulkhead doors. They're justifying by saying it will going to save on average 5min per day.
  18. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    2 yrs ago we had our whole fleet replaced. All P700. Except for our 4 P1000. About a month ago we got 6 new P 1000's. Then they replaced All the P700 again. Except 4 P700 that have hitches. Mechanic sup said so they all have the same engine. They also can watch the damage on the new paint. Also, bulk head door, seat belt & all the other sensors they can sit in the office and watch all day.
  19. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    sure some of the tires may have been "good tires" so why keep the worn out ones around. let someone else dispose of them.
  20. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    My old center must have got at least 25 new cars since I retired in the past year and a half. The P-1000's are all newer low profile(at least they appear to be lower) units. I have been told the P-700's were all replaced too. I think there is only 1 P-800 left and all the old P-5's are gone.

    Do all the new cars have automatic transmissions?