Originally Posted by brian0605
Well, another reason our fleet is moving to the gas is also due to the weight of freight and size of boxes we carry has changed. We now have several different companies to choose from under the fed ex brand name. This has allowed our customers greater and more economical shipping options. In our fleet we have some 01' model 2500 savanna vans with 4.3l engines that have 400,000 plus miles that run 200 to 300 miles a day everyday and don't really use any oil and run smooth and quiet. Maintenance maintenance maintenance,engine oil every 5k, trans 75k, brake fluid 2years, rearend oil 2years etc etc etc........Brian
I worked for UPS many moon agoo! late 80's early 90's And everything went diesel Except nextday air stuff, they used mini Van's. Most of the package cars here are gas So Its a tuff thing to decide. I'm also looking at a 4x4 unit to. More for family trips boating exploreing back road. So I don't know about buying a used diesel the cost of breaking down is the thing costly repairs but sure seem's cheeper to run one up front. I had a 84 diesel 4x4 a gutless wonder but man did I get good fuel MPG.
What to do Hmmm!