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CharlesGirardPerson was signed in when posted
02-11-2016
02:23 AM ET (US)
I have never come across such information like truck-away lift gates where unsafe to use. A friend of mine suggested a site http://www.wewilltransportit.com/ to know more about the trucks and hauling trailers.
2751
Top TTO
12-29-2015
10:11 PM ET (US)
And I read the tuck-away lift gates were unsafe to use.
2750
Sac MVS
12-29-2015
03:29 PM ET (US)
Yeah, Those cabover's were hard to get in and out and feels like you have no control over the steering when on the freeway. Feels like you are floating and going to go over the bridge.
2749
Top TTO
12-29-2015
03:03 PM ET (US)
Like those old K-cars they bought a long time ago, real duds and those gas guzzling Ram trucks. Chrysler is owned by Fiat so maybe there is some truth to the Volvo rumor. The PO has a congressional mandate to take the lowest bid, so we get what we pay for, although those 7 ton and 11 ton bobtails were good the 11 ton cabover was a dud.
Edited 12-29-2015 03:04 PM
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Sac MVS
12-29-2015
02:04 PM ET (US)
That's why we just bought 9000 new Vans from Chrysler I believe that will probably require repairs in a short time. Even though the better vehicle are almost always going to be foreign made. But that's just my opinion. :-)
2747
Top TTO
12-25-2015
10:33 PM ET (US)
We know that mgt withholds info all the time, but the union could file a step 4 dispute if they violate that article and I would think they would publicize it. In the past Uncle Sam has always told the PO to buy made in the USA that includes HQ'ed in USA too. We will see.
2746
Sac MVS
12-23-2015
01:36 PM ET (US)
But we know the USPS and APWU never communicates.
2745
Top TTO
12-22-2015
07:09 PM ET (US)
According to the contract the union is suppose to be allowed First Article Testing before the PO buys any new trucks and they haven't put out any press releases saying they have done so, or that the PO signed any contracts that I can find. The only press releases I can remember lately is that the PO is purchasing new LLV's and Step Side Vans for the Letter Carriers.
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Sac MVS
12-22-2015
05:06 PM ET (US)
Yeah, I usually don't believe things until I see it with my own eyes. But I have heard it from other drivers around the country.
2743
Top TTO
12-22-2015
03:10 AM ET (US)
That is the first time I've heard of that. Volvo was once owned by Ford, then they sold it and it is again headquartered in Sweden. They do have a truck plant in Greensboro NC, I don't know if the PO would buy from a company that is HQ'ed out of the country. That might be a first if they did. I'll continue to check it out.
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Sac MVS
12-21-2015
09:22 PM ET (US)
We were told our new Volvos will be here in the summer.
2741
Top TTO
12-21-2015
04:36 PM ET (US)
I interpret it to mean that management is going to divide MVS into two groups, P&DC's which would be contracted out first and the NDC's which would be dealt with later. Several years ago management requested a proposal of interest from the private sector to take over the NDC network, i.e. privatize the NDC's including the spotters. They got several offers, then scuttled the plan, my guess is because they wouldn't have enough vacancies to excess everybody too but that is just a guess. I also think this saber rattling is holding up replacement of vehicles in our craft because they are worn out, especially out trailers.
2740
GP
12-11-2015
08:39 AM ET (US)
That's everything except the NDC's ... that means ?
2739
Top TTO
12-01-2015
10:05 PM ET (US)
Management is still thinking about contracting out 162 MVS sites, they haven't offically given notice they just haven't given up on the idea yet. That's everything except the NDC's according to union leadership. They didn't even address the topic at the all craft conference. It looks like we'll have to make due until after the contract is settled.
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2737
joe
11-29-2015
05:52 PM ET (US)
 Does anyone know when the new equiptment will arrived?, tractors,trailors and straight trucks.
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