I saw the UPS man last night. He said he did 175 stops that day and he turns off the engine at every stop! He then gets in and races away. I wonder what oil they use in those trucks and how far between re-builds on the motors? Anyone have an ides?
quote:I have no idea, either. I'm not even certain what fuel they use. Propane, LPG? They don't smoke or sound like diesels, but... Think of the value of the merchandise in one of those vans. To walk away from it with the engine idling would be criminal neglegence. For that matter, how about the USPS vans? The carrier on my route always switches the engine off at each set of mailboxes, too.
Originally posted by aircooled: I saw the UPS man last night. He said he did 175 stops that day and he turns off the engine at every stop!
quote:The new ones you see are Sprinters, the replacement for the Dodge Ram Vam. The first intelligent design for a "american" van. You can actually stand up in the back. It is assembled in the USA and uses a Mercedes diesel to power it. They do specify 10,000 mile service intervals. Basically the a European design for a cargo/airport type passenger van. Fed Ex is using them also. I know a lot since I wrote a good portion of website for DC.
Originally posted by cvl: Have you guys seen the new ones? I saw one today for the first time. It looked a bit smaller than the regular ones, but very space-age looking. Almost like a cross between a Ford Windstar and the regular UPS trucks. It was brand new. I'd never seen one like it before.