access points?????

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by otizanig, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. otizanig

    otizanig New Member

    How is this procedure going to work? Do we bring the packages to the AP(access point) daily or the next day? Does it go on the driver in the area ? How will that effect their day? What happens if the person doesn't go to AP to get there package how long will it stay there? Who brings it back? Who's responsible for any claims? I'm sure all this will fall into the lap of the DRIVERS to make it work as usual.
     
  2. Browntown2014

    Browntown2014 Active Member

    Here we just take them to the clerk at the end if the day. I assume the next day they are then sent to the AP.

    I believe the packages stay at the ap for a max of 6 days if they aren't picked up.

    Don't know about who is responsible about claims, however I am sure Upstate will chime in with an answer (not that he knows either) but that won't stop him.
     
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  3. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    Same day packages are brought to the access point on the driver's route. You will often make multiple stops at said access point throughout the day. You fill in the location on the info notice. If the access point is on a different route, the package is returned to the building and relabeled to be loaded on the appropriate truck the following morning. Again, you fill in the location on the info notice. The person who signs for the packages at the access point is responsible. The package is held for seven days.
     
  4. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I love how they roll this crap out without working out the details.
     
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  5. a911scanner

    a911scanner Member

    And won't give any extra time allowance for the extra work, thereby keeping us out longer with the same number of stops AND the access point work
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Wouldn't the redirect to the AP be an additional stop(s)?
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    To be fair, they did test the concept in select markets before rolling it out.

    The basic concept makes sense-----the part that I don't like is where the consignee does not have a choice.
     
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  8. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    We are supposed to provide a service (point to point delivery). This is something else entirely.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and I 100% agree; however, in urban areas, it is becoming increasingly difficult to "get rid of" packages on the first attempt. AP's allow the consignee to receive their packages on their schedule rather than on ours.

    When I was first started, I was told that we make money on the first attempt, break even on the second and lose money on the third.

    As I said above, the only part I don't like is the consignee being left out of the redirect decision.
     
  10. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    By the way Mr. Customer, we dumped your package at Ace Hardware over on 30th Avenue. Now you go get it.
     
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  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Sounds about right.
     
  12. It's one additional stop.
     
  13. ViewAskew

    ViewAskew Active Member

    I can see this being great for college towns that have dorm/student housing deliveries that don't go to a central receiving. I wish we'd have had this when I was a swing driver running a college apartment/dorm split.
     
  14. Just another way to cut more routes.
     
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  15. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    I would prefer the convenience of knowing I can pickup my package from a nearby location rather than having to stay home all day waiting (an impossibility for many) because I live in a crappy neighborhood and the driver can't release it. It's basically like having a doorman, except you may have to walk a few blocks to get your package (God forbid). We all know that that scenario is by far a much more pleasant experience than driving to a UPS Customer Center and waiting on line.
     
  16. I knew it was a matter of time before they got rid of 3 attemps.
     
  17. ViewAskew

    ViewAskew Active Member

    True.
     
  18. It's going to be a long road for the new drivers.
     
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  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I run a college route and have no problem getting rid of the apartment deliveries.
     
  20. Browntown2014

    Browntown2014 Active Member

    Lol never miss a chance to pay yourself on the back
     
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