Old School UPS Vehicles

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by worldwide, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. worldwide

    worldwide Active Member

  2. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I remember some of the oddball old trucks were still around when I started. Some in those photos like 400's and square nose 600's.
  4. Prettyinbrown

    Prettyinbrown New Member

    Guy on the left of pic #9 using 3 points of contact lmao even then they crammed the dok down our throats!

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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Could that be because the DOK crap make sense?
  6. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    If you are talking about this pic....


    The driver on the left, is not using 3 points of contact.

    Package car drivers coming off the vehicle facing forward (carrying pkgs).... can't.

    Any feeder driver (CDL holder) knows what I mean.

  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    When I was new we still had P400's that were made in 1959. They had solid roofs with little screened glass "portholes" in the top to let light in. They had wooden shelves and wooden bulkhead doors, manual steering, and drum brakes on all 4 wheels that would lock up on wet pavement with frightening consequences. They did not even have reverse lights, you had to ride the brake pedal to make a light if you put it in reverse after dark. They had a manual choke you would pull out for cold starting and they topped out at about 50MPH. They were horrid, miserable little trucks to work in.
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Yes, they were. But put a set of chains on them and they could push snow with the front bumper.
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Those 400's were on their last gasp when I started and there were just a few left. They were definitely horrible little trucks that deserved being sent to the scrap heap.
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    7-8 years ago we had a route with a p300? I think. It was smaller than the van p47 I know that. And I rolled a p500 over to a million miles my first peak.
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    300 was a bubbletop van I thought. A modified Ford Econoline I think.
  12. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I drove an old 400 that had a big chunk cut out of the bottom shelf against the bulkhead so that a spare tire could stick up thru the shelf.