Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPSTeamster542, Mar 7, 2007.
how would i go about asking my center for a new van?
New Package Cars are usually put in service according to the type of route that is run out of them. Where I am at, the newer ones go to senior drivers. Seniority is a good thing, we paid our dues a long time ago.
Just write it up in your DVIR. You'll have one tomorrow.
lol, I`m gonna do exactly that tomorrow!
notarized letter, along with a check for $40,000.
More than that!!
The only way you will get a new "van" is if you buy it yourself!!! You gotta be new or naive!!!!
I am new. MY assigned car is a piece of crap. One of the other drivers told me i should i ask for a new car. it has atleast 270,000 miles on it.
He has the deer in the headlight look!!!1111
Hell, that ain't even broken in good yet.
Our center does it based on sup's preference. Doctors notes mean nothing nor does seniority. One of our drivers hit the circle of honor last year and was promised a new car before they put his name on it. We've had 2 new 1000's come in, but he is still waiting for one.
I don't want a new one because all we get in now is P1200's. I want to wait until I retire to drive a bus.
1987 gmc; p1000; 396,000 miles; oh yeah, 20 years senority!
my p1000 has 420k miles and the shelves have been rewelded and braced three ways. even the floor welds have worn through and you can see the road underneath. supposedly it's been through four engines and six trannies. but no new p1000 is gonna replace this.. this just replaced an even older p1000 last year.
Don't know about getting a new car; but I'll get a new engine. Blew that all to hell the other day ago...BOOM..then the trail of oil till it comes to rest..now the oil puddle starts. O well least I got paid to sit and wait from mechanic to bring out different car.
Consider yourself lucky! I rolled 627K on mine last week.
If something is unsafe in the vehicle, write it up.
Otherwise, its yours to keep.. well until they shift you to
another route to cover.. or if you break the one you have...
although you'd have to break it pretty good, as the mechanics
are good at getting it back on the road... in some form.
Why fool around with a new package car? Just write in the dvir, that you want a feeder tractor, plus add two trailers and a dollie. ....ps... tell them you want a destination,, you will get them all.
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