Best pick ups of the week

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Clock Sucker, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    Either Monday or Tuesday I did a sweep at a UPS store and there was a padded envelope with orientation stickers pointing up and an orm-d sticker on the front and on the back the orientation stickers were pointing to the side. I dont know what was worse, the arrows going to different ways or the fact they put orientation arrows on a padded envelope.

    And a construction company sent a 2DA envelope to a business less than a mile away. Why not either just hand deliver it or at the very least just sent it ground because its gonna be there the next day anyways haha.
     
  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Why you studying the pick ups? Shove it in and move on!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Beer Beer x 1
    • List
  3. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    If you ship online it won't let you send an envelope ground.
     
  4. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    A 6 sided check on all parcels is ups policy ;)

    This was shipped from a UPS store
     
  5. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Court house overnights letters to the office across the hallway, I :censored2: you not
     
  6. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Probably so they have a record of delivery.
     
  7. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    Frigid, as a supervisor what would you say if a driver picked up one of these packages and delivered it the same day? I assume its frowned upon because they arent paying for some special same day delivery?
     
  8. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    I wonder if arice picked up any cute girls at DQ?
     
  9. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Stalker
     
  10. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    TWSS
     
  11. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    I have several pick ups that I pick up nothing. Those are kinda cool.
     
  12. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Same here. Half of my less than 8 pickups cancel everyday. Gotta love smart pickups. The few that do ship daily send out less then 5 packages per day. I'll take a route with no pickup volume and heavy deliveries anyday over a route with less deliveries and 40 pickups. Ever single day I know exactly what I am getting into. The work on the truck. Pickups are the unknown. So and so has 300 going out today. Can you swing by early? Ughhh.
     
  13. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Mine aren't smart and I love going and picking up nothing.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  14. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I would take it case by case. Like that courthouse one, I would have no problem with you delivering it same day if you were there.

    Think of it this way. If I require you to bring it back to the center I have an unloader taking it out and putting it on the belt. It's then going into the smalls sort where it's sorted and then bagged for preload the next day. When preload starts the next day I need someone to unbag it, spa it, and then a loader to put it in the car. So instead of paying only you to touch it, it's now being touched by at least 6 people. Then say they don't get deliveries daily(it's a courthouse so I'm assuming this isn't true, but you never know with small counties), I'm paying you again to go back out there tomorrow to deliver it tomorrow. You may have just saved me miles and a stop tomorrow by delivering it then.

    I doubt corporate loves the idea, but I'm all for making it easier on local sort, preload, and the driver if I can do it.
     
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Say what?
     
  16. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    I don't mind it that way as well. Either way I'm happy when they have nothing.
     
  17. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    I do it all the time. I just have to choose "other packaging."
     
  18. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I see them all the time, so I know it's doable. But when people select UPS envelope online they probably see no ground option and just go for the next best.
     
  19. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    I picked up a next day air on my route and it was going to a pick up that I was doing later. I delivered it, it showed up late and I got talked to. Late? My ass. It's a day early!
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  20. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    I had a NDA amazon box yesterday that said Saturday delivery on it. It was already late since it was a 10:30 commit and it was already 11:10. As my jumper was helping me sort the air I said "Well that one's already late, oh well" To which he responded "How can it be late when its only Friday?"