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Thread: Old UPS Trucks

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    Where do UPS trucks go when they die?

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    my brother did 30 years in the PO tractor/truck repairs, and could never figure out who built them?
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    Grumman builds them, and when ups is done with them they're scrapped.. Never re-sold. The entire design of the truck is proprietary.
    "If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a KA." - Albert Einstein

    It's later than you think.

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    those are not trucks...they are called "pie wagons".
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    Originally posted by tinner73
    those are not trucks...they are called "pie wagons".
    There are called Step Vans or Walk In Vans.

    They are built HERE

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    You had me a little worried there, Bob. I actually had to do some research.

    Grumman became Grumman-Olson, went bankrupt, and ended up as Morgan-Olson.
    "If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a KA." - Albert Einstein

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    Originally posted by ralphtheplumber
    You had me a little worried there, Bob. I actually had to do some research.

    Grumman became Grumman-Olson, went bankrupt, and ended up as Morgan-Olson.
    Good homework. I toured the plant in Sturgis Michigan, really cool how they build those trucks.

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    Originally posted by HeyBob
    Originally posted by tinner73
    those are not trucks...they are called "pie wagons".
    There are called Step Vans or Walk In Vans.

    They are built HERE
    .....UPS calls them "package cars". i had a brain fart...not "pie wagon". i used to work at UPS in the early 90's. they don't call them trucks. UPS doesn't allow it's employees to where any of there clothing outside of work. they are REALLY big on image. there trucks are washed EVERYDAY.
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    Hmm

    as they trucked out of the garage i was told guys would be there with brown cans of spray paint hitting any scrapes on the bodies.
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    I heard once that it's the best maintained truck fleet in the world......

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    They rebuild them forever.

    http://ask.yahoo.com/20050913.html

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    An acquaintence of mine has the contract for local UPS mechanical repairs. He says the old brown units are well built and have to be to put up with the abuse they get. However, he also says the Sprinters are the biggest POS they ever came up with. He claims they might be OK for someone who owns and drives his own, but these babies get really abused and don't hold up at all compared to the older units.
    Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up.

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    One thing I noticed about these trucks, I never seen one runs on Diesel, They are all Gas.

    Why is that??

    Fed Ex... DHL has diesel.

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