What do you drive for UPS?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by over9five, May 19, 2007.


What do you drive for UPS?

  1. P12

  2. P10

  3. P8

  4. P6

  5. P5

  6. P4

  7. Sprinter type

  8. 24 footer

  9. Feeder/shifter

  10. Bulk train/other

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I'm bored. Need a poll.
  2. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    PC800, 18 yrs old, 425,000 mls, 3rd engine, 7 trannies, 10 or 12 clutches
  3. krash

    krash Go big orange

    Can you say "big truck"
  4. samiam

    samiam I wish, there for I am?


    Nice to have an automatic and power steering. They are also easier to get in and out of (the steps are a little lower)

    Only down side is the thing is packed full when I leave the Hub and packed full when I return.
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    You left out the P7,P32,P34, and some other weird sizes. I drive a 2006 P70D Model, 56K on the odometer, hasn't been washed since February. I also drive some ancient P5s in the morning running EAMs, no telling when they were built.:bored:
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    "You left out the P7,P32,P34, and some other weird sizes."

    I ran out of room! It only allowed ten choices.

    I drive a P12. It's a Cadillac, I love it. Down side is it's the new type which has a huge turning radius, much larger than the older P12s.
  7. tups

    tups New Member

    How about the Pos ..... piece of :censored2:
  8. EAM_Master

    EAM_Master Part-Time'er for Life!

    Normally a P500. 21 years old, 630K on it. Runs like a champ :)

    Now that I'm seasonal I'm in a P-1200. Talk about a difference. Having a diesel and power steering is nice though.
  9. BCFan

    BCFan Active Member

    how bout a 400 with a wood floor:tongue_sm BC
  10. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Normally a P500. 21 years old, 630K on it. Runs like a champ :)

    HA HA HA I bet it does
  11. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    No kidding, I've seen aircraft carriers that turn tighter.
  12. EAM_Master

    EAM_Master Part-Time'er for Life!

    It does. Got a new motor about a year ago. When I'm running down the freeway I set the "package car cruise control" (hold your foot on the floor) and in most trucks I'll be lucky to do 70. Can't do that with this one or else I'll end up running right on the governor and doing almost 90 :lol: Almost got a ticket because I wasn't watching that.
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    "No kidding, I've seen aircraft carriers that turn tighter."

    That's funny. I use the term "cruise ship".
  14. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I'm sure that P12 is nice to drive, the problem is that it holds too many boxes :p. After years of running heavy commercial routes I took a country run in a brand new P57. Power steering, automatic, and rarely more than 120 packages. It's (almost) like driving around in a car all day.
  15. diesel96

    diesel96 Well-Known Member

    20 yrs in pkg cars,never once had a new,like new,car.Never had power steering,wide doors,lower step,auotmatic.
    As we get older and attain more senority,doesn't it make sense to assign senior drivers with the newer,delivery friendlier vehicle.Liberty Mutual would agree(our workers comp carrier)

    But know,mngmt would assign vehicles to favorites,and to whomever would b*itch loudest,brownnosers and to wussies with doctor's notes.
    Then I would see rookies driving new trucks and mngt claiming that vehicles belong to the route.

    Well after years of driving old clunkers,Ive made it to Feeders finally,but guess what ,my tractor has a million miles on it.I can't win,maybe the day before I retire I'll get a new vehicle.
  16. dave_socal

    dave_socal PACKAGE/FEEDER

    Krash that avatar of yours is a picuture of the rig that is used to pull around the centennial celebration tour trailers. Are you saying that you are working driving that sleeper rig? If so cool if not I can say"not your big truck"
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    P7 here. they took my P57 from me and gave it to another guy who needed more room than his regular Sprinter provided.
  18. steelheader69

    steelheader69 The Fishing UPS Guy

    I drive a modified P1. 1989 model. 220k on the odometer. Very first year of the power steering trucks. Has the Int'l powerstroke in it (7.3 liter). Came modified from factory with a swing gate in year with a hitch attachment so it can tow a trailer (I tow a TP60). Plus, it's a VERY high step. A tad bit higher (because they had to lift it a little more to give clearance for the hitch).

    I started my career driving P5's, P6's, P8's, and P1's. All old style, small cabs, non power steering and brakes. I didn't get the above car until a year or two ago. Mostly for the engine. I'm not complaining, and love the truck. BUT, we have a route that may be coming up for bid here shortly. Rural route with a P57. Really thinking about taking it. Though I love my route and my customers, would be nice to watch my piece count drop by 2/3rds and pickups drop almost 95%.
  19. old levi's

    old levi's I use to care... but things have changed

    That's what we call a Flintstone car.
  20. EAM_Master

    EAM_Master Part-Time'er for Life!

    I remember the car I trained on. It was an old P600 with wooden bulkhead and side doors.