3 UPS tractors burn

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  1. JIM BOB

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    Oh my JIM BOB how weird is that?
    I can see maybe one tractor might have had an electrical short.
    However seems very odd to know this was (3)?
    Hope there will be a follow up to this report.
     
  3. Jeff

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    Apo when one burns and they are parked close, 3 can just as easily burn
     
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    Nothing else yet.Narry a word.
     
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    JIM BOB thanks for keeping an eye out for something more on this
     
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    No updates yet.If anyone has good info post it.
     
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    Probably have to find out from some body working there.
    Famous brand LTL's don't like a lot of reports about any negative issues regarding their companies.
     
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    Package Division..Big Term. Never see any old equipment come out of there..Alway's new stuff...
     
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    kenneth, you ever see any of the parcel drivers from that terminal,you can ask what happened?
     
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    There mouth's are seal'd..Parcel's talking to a LTL City Driver..lol...Most likely was a electrical short with the first tractor&caught the other's on fire.Had the same thing happen at the freight term above our's last yr.Got one complete to ground & damaged another one beside it.
     
  11. Apostolic

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    Yes I kind of figured we would be had pressed to learn of the origin of that fire.
    I have seen how the large brands of LTL's clam up when any thing negative happens.

    Thanks for your speculation on the cause kenneth,seems as good as any other ideas.
     
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    I also have been told&I have never seen wreck'd UPS vehicle's towed during the day..That when there vehicle's are wreck'd that they are only tow'd back at night&they are left cover'd up at all time's so you can't see them.That's just what I have been told..
     
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    OD used to tape over their name on the door if a wrecker hooked to a tractor.If a driver was killed his tractor never returned to his home dispatch and others were tarped on the yard but all that was long ago.
     
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    JIM BOB all of the larger LTL's do the same as Old Dominion.
    It is really negative advertising to see any well known brands in crashes.
     

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