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  Someone a while back posted a picture of a new Ford medium in Buster Brown colors-think the truck was in midwest.  On I -495 today saw one northbound just south of Mass Pike.  so that means they bought at least two!  No clue if gas or Power stroke as I was southbound and couldn't see door where "Power Stroke" id is carried

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I have seen more than a few, F-750 Power stroke.

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Back on October 28, 2016, I posted this picture of a new UPS Ford "F-650" under "Trucking News - Ford Medium Duty Trucks". The photo was taken in Nashua, NH. I haven't seen

it around lately so I don't know if it came from another facility or if it was sent somewhere else.

                                   bulldogboy

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All the ones I've spotted here in Upstate NY have been gas as well.

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2 hours ago, kscarbel2 said:

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Thx Kevin-this confirms V-10 at least in this shot as no "Power Stroke" badge-which is large and very visible on door.  Would have to believe in low mileage, low density/high cube loads this should be a cost effective alternative.

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The Ford V10 is readily convertible to Propane fueling.  Interesting UPS is going with a gasoline option.  We have heard several school districts here going with gas busses moving away from LPG and diesel for overall cost factor.

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On ‎10‎/‎17‎/‎2017 at 9:57 PM, bulldogboy said:

Back on October 28, 2016, I posted this picture of a new UPS Ford "F-650" under "Trucking News - Ford Medium Duty Trucks". The photo was taken in Nashua, NH. I haven't seen

it around lately so I don't know if it came from another facility or if it was sent somewhere else.

                                   bulldogboy

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Isnt it interesting that it doesn't have at least Commercial plates

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I thought New Hampshire didn't have commercial plates, only apportioned for over 26k

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No we have commercial plates.  Even a Limo or half ton pickup needs Apportioned plates if its used in any business for hire.

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when I worked at UPS back in 1997 I loaded a few Ford trucks that looked just like this. They used these trucks to deliver to Commercial addresses that see large volume of packages each day. The truck was all over the map picking up and dropping off to company's that would otherwise overwhelm a normal package truck.

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23 minutes ago, Lmackattack said:

when I worked at UPS back in 1997 I loaded a few Ford trucks that looked just like this. They used these trucks to deliver to Commercial addresses that see large volume of packages each day. The truck was all over the map picking up and dropping off to company's that would otherwise overwhelm a normal package truck.

Makes sense-a typical "package car" would cube out very quickly with some commercial stops thrown in. I would imagine each large hub would have a couple of these 26,000lb jobs in the fleet.

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surprised nobody has mentioned they all seem to have Ford badging on them. thought UPS was against showing team colors?? have seen at least a half dozen smaller Ford maybe 450's with small cube boxes runnin around Upstate Ny as well

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I believe there has been a change in corporate philosophy about badging. The KW's they bought over the past few years all have full badging as well.

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I wonder if it went back to when they designed and had built their delivery trucks, or "package cars" as UPS calls them. I assume the contract stated that the builders were not allowed to put their names on the finished product. The same contract language might have been used when they bought trucks on the open market.

 

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Two years ago at JetBlue Park, AKA "Fenway South", in Lee County, FL, I saw a UPS Ford Transit Connect van. The ultimate small package delivery vehicle. I was unable to get a photo of it.

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UPS wants big vans, so while you might see them using a Transit or Sprinter in Europe, in the U.S. they want cube and thus buy things like 800 cubic foot capacity step vans.

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