Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mattwtrs, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    If the package volume is down why do I see rental railbox trailers still being used? I was on a major east-west interstate the other day and in approx. 50 miles the 22 east bound feeders that I saw, 6 of the were railboxes. I realize that there is a need to balance equipment but what is the cost of using a 45' railbox?

    Any load planners or schedulers out there know the answers to my questions?
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Interestin question!
  3. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    I believe they either bought or have long term leases on those boxes,The prefix on them are ups z ,scsz, cfkz, pkgz.. the bought the fstz's a few yrs ago and painted them grey & added the ups logo.Any grey ups trailer you see with barn doors was probaly an fstz at one time..
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    And I still occasionally see CSXUs. It seems insane to be using CSX 53 footers other than at Peak.
  5. MechanicForBrown

    MechanicForBrown Prblm found,part on order

    Maybe It's just my eyes playing tricks but those trailers seem so much bigger than any regular 53'er , not to mention they are an eye sore!!