Where have all the shielded trailers gone?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rusty Trombone, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. Rusty Trombone

    Rusty Trombone New Member

    I work as a feeder in a northeast hub. You can't hardly find a shielded trailer anymore. Their all these cheap crap trailers. Anybody in the country hogging them?
     
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    They must all be out west. I'm hooked up to some mecz garbage scow as we speak.
     
  3. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    They're sitting in the yard. Full.
     
  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I don't know where they've gone.. but I'm holding out for a hero.
     
  5. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    They went up a buffalos ass to see the sunrise---they won't be back until tomorrow.
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    That took a minute to figure out! Of course you can't find them, lower the shields first.
    Here we call them branded trailers!
     
  7. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Have you been drinking?
     
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  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I've seen a bunch of PTLZs that are really nice.
     
  9. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    What's it to you - you writing a book?
     
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  10. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I saw a few nice rentals early on, but this past week they've really raided the trash heap.
     
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    “Z” box, ZZZ?
     
  12. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Oh you guys haven't heard? We're not buying our own new trailers anymore.

    Abney sends crack squads out to urban areas of the country looking for abandoned equipment for us to "requisition".

    Why, just last week I saw one of our brand new Freightliner Cascadia twin-screws pulling a dilapidated Railway Express Agency trailer onto our property.

    Are they aesthetically pleasing to look at? No. But we got a good deal on 'em!

    :teethy:
     
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Branded = Any trailer with the UPS logo on it.
     
  14. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    the Union should negotiate all new trailer be purchased/leased with roll up doors.
     
  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    If those delivery drivers knew what we had to go through, having to actually get out of the tractor and open the swing doors.
     
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  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    We have supplemental language that we get paid $.50/hr more for the day when we have a swing door trailer.
     
  17. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    Plus more load retainers.
     
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I have pulled a couple of Swift trailers this week. As soon as I snapped onto them, I felt dumber.
     
  19. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    If get your point but they pull nice, I pulled a brand new one last year and it was smooth! It's hard to believe they screw up so much with how nice their equipment is.
     
  20. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    Are those the ones with the air valve/button to move the tandems? If so, I pulled a couple of brand new ones last week and they were nice.

    For some reason all of our rentals have the tandems all the way forward.