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Frito Lay Sprinter - Is this a 16 or 18 ft box?

Discussion in 'Truck Talk' started by T270_Dreamin, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. T270_Dreamin

    T270_Dreamin Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    A lot of speculation here with no real hard facts. Lets get the facts and go from there. The truck is designed for whatever it can handle, the boxes are clearly different and unique in their on separate entities. So until we can have a chip van fleet owner to chime in or get Morgan Olsen (tried twice already) on the line it's all hearsay. I'm not looking to haul over 2000 lbs so if I can strengthen a 1500 lb floor then I'm in business. I'm also not going to use the truck for expedite. I need sheer capacity and the fritolay boxes seem to be the longest and slimmest boxes. If I can't make this happen I will settle for a 170 extended.
     
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    ntimevan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Last time i heard of an Expediting Frito Lay chip driver chime in was... NEVER ..

    You were asking For Advice on EO from EXPEDITING drivers /owners about would this Chip Wagon work for Expediting or anyone tried something similar ... Now you say your not going to use it for Expediting .... WTF
    GO BACK UNDER THE BRIDGE [​IMG]

    another day .. another bowl of Popcorn
     
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      T270_Dreamin Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      These Frito Lay Vans really pack a punch when it comes to cubic cargo feet available. As in me calling some chip fleet owners is what I meant. Don't think I want to get a Frito Lay van to go back on expedite making .90 a mile. What are the current rates these days wouldn't know... hmmm :rolleyes:
       
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      Just my 2 cents worth but if I was the guy buying vans to haul potato chips (which are MUCH LIGHTER than expedite freight!) I wouldn't be so concerned with the box weight. My main concern would be keeping the unit cost down on the largest commercially made box I could find... I'm sure this van weighs 8,000 lbs. (or more!) empty but why would I care if it only has 500 lbs. of chips in it?

      I don't see how this van makes sense in expedite keeping other options in mind?

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      Moot Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      Let's get the facts? You started this thread with a picture of a Frito Lay delivery van wanting to know the box length and if it would be required to stop at scales. All we can do is speculate.

      If you aren't going to use this van for expedite, what will you use it for? If you plan on hauling munchies locally, this is the perfect rig. If you're doing the U-Ship thing nationwide and have no concern for DOT regulations (logging and scales) then this would be an ideal van.
       
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      T270_Dreamin Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      Yes Uship the uber of shipping hailing from Austin Tx, please come and place a bid against me odds are stacked up, just did 10 this month on 5-6kmiles so I don't get too excited these days over .90 a mile although no touch freight makes me want to return to expedite. I believe Grizzly is a carrier there and a few others I'm sure on expediters online use the website to move goods nationwide. I think about quitting everyday and going into the slum lord free house business.
       
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