Those hybrids that honk under 20mph are sadistic

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by margaritaville1, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. margaritaville1

    margaritaville1 New Member

    They are absolutely terrible but there are only 1-3 per medium size building so people just "deal" with them. But is this a flavor of the month feature or something they will continually implement? They make a LOUD honking noise while going under 20mph even if you are going freaking 3ph every 2 seconds. Any management personal that says this is "fine long that it helps safety" should have a horn installed into their office that honks every 2 seconds. NO turning it off since you can't turn it off.

    Also, saying it "helps" safety is opinion based since it attracts small children and animals TOWARDS your truck if they hear it coming. Plus it lets out a longer honk whenever starting up inspiring road rage and also maybe scaring the person in front of you to go and drive into oncoming traffic. They also break down super easy but who cares about that part since its more funny.

    But what is not funny is nazi level test experiments on drivers with that honking noise and seeing how long it takes to drive them crazy. I'm sure if you waterboard drivers to remember the 10 keys it might help too. Anyways, lower level mangement would never have guts to get the noise removed. But the higher management that thinks this is okay to do to drivers, with not thinking of the long term mental affects, needs to have a horn that honks every 2 seconds attached to their belt.
     
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  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    What?
     
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  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I believe the honking is for when they are in "battery mode?" you can hardly hear them coming down the road.
     
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  4. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    That would make sense. I guess.
     
  5. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    Does it honk automatically when in backing? With UPS logic they would shut that off so they could write people up.
     
  6. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    That's what one of our mechanics who works on those trucks told me.
     
  7. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    I am curious how much of the vehicle runs on battery too, must be a fraction of the trip. We've already worked our way past batteries solving climate issues, they have a huge footprint and need to be replaced often. The decision is more-or-less a climate PR stunts.

    But then again, we usually see them on short routes, nothing over 40 miles.
     
  8. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Surprised there hasn't been more incidents over the beeping 4 way flashers. That drives me insane
     
  9. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Imagine getting behind some guy with a short temper doing only 18 mph in a School Zone!
     
  10. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag



    These vehicles? I'm trying to find ones with the beeping sound, but to no avail.

    Y not gasoline - electric hybrid?
     
  11. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    wear ear plugs.

    capitalisms centralized control / power / decision making leads to this kind of stuff. as long as profits are increased it doesnt matter how you feel as a worker.
     
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  12. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Wait a minute, the guy says it's going to save fuel cause when the driver pulls up to a delivery stop the engine shuts down in 5-6 seconds. WTF? I'm I missing something here?
     
  13. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    @Johney , I was looking for the battery mode video so I can hear the beeping... dunno anything else about these since I don't see them on the road.

    I re watched the video & it'll shut down under certain conditions, whatever the computer program is:onitswaysmiley: dunno y it's supposed to shut down immediately at a stop

    OP, u got a video clip of this in action?
     
  14. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Oh I know for sure they beep all the time I've talked to a guy who drove one for a while. The reason was, as I was told is because they are so quite.