Pulling Doubles and Triples

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Toshiro Hitsugaya, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Question for any of the Feeder drivers or anybody that knows, does UPS still pull triples? I know some states do not allow it, but is this practice still done? Where does it most occur?

    Last I seen triple pull was in heading into MEANJ back in '02, and it was 2 drop-frames and 1 48fter.

    Also does UPS still pull double 48fters?
  2. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Would those 48 footers be 40 footers maybe?
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I always thought triples were only legal west of the Mississippi so I am surpised you saw them in New Jersey. I can't imagine pulling a set of triple of the NY Turnpike (it's bad enough driving a car with those idiots).
  4. spif91

    spif91 Member

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  5. spif91

    spif91 Member

    We pull trips here in Oklahoma......3-28 footers, 1-45 footer and 1-28 footer, 2-45 footers or like last week a 53 in front of a 48....no restrictions here.
  6. spif91

    spif91 Member

  7. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    SPif91- If that is your set of triples, then you sir, are an artist. Nice smooth curve, nothing outta line, that is a pretty build.


    I was in Nevada about two months ago and saw a few sets of trips.
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    He's better than you think. He took that pic after he backed onto that dock!
  10. spif91

    spif91 Member

  11. spif91

    spif91 Member

    They b mine and thank you for the compliment although I must say they don't always look that purdy!!!!
  12. spif91

    spif91 Member

    They b mine from last Wed morning and thank you for the compliment although I must say they don't always look that purdy.......
  13. spif91

    spif91 Member

    Sorry for the double post. I'm trying to bump up my post count
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Would you like some pointers?:wink2:
  15. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I hear some of those oklahoma drivers are so talented they will pull a 28 ft in front of a 45 ft despite what common sense, safety and an organization known as the DOT might say.
  16. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    Not quite. Here in Indiana I had to take a doubles/triples test to qualify for feeders. I have never seen a set of triples leave our lot or on the local highways so I am guessing it is only legal on certain highways in the state, and most likely none that I frequent.
  17. Nope, 48fters I have even seen doubles of 53fters awhile back before.

    Now imagine all the idiots on NJ Turnpike either way NJ or NY it is a dangerous situation.

    I was coming back from dropping my Sis off at college in Reading PA when I seen the trip set at a rest stop for a meet. The driver told me that he was waiting for another driver so that they can split the load.

    You sir, I must commend you, besides the crazy bastards who do the Ice Road Rtes, and the super crazy bastards in Aussie that do the convoys where they are pulling a train of trailers, my hat is off to you guys.
  18. robot

    robot Large Member

    Seeing a 48 with a pup just doesn't look right....
  19. Road trains are usually found in the Outback in Australia, and with a minimal of 3 trailers.

    An uncommon 29 Trailer Road Train

    6 Trailer Road Train
  20. spif91

    spif91 Member

    A 45 with a 28 ft pup behind it is the ideal way to get train pay everynight. U don't even know the pup is back there.