Change in package volume...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bears2, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. bears2

    bears2 New Member

    I was curious with the economic crisis in america if ups volume has taken much of a hit. I asked at my hub and i got conflicting answers from 2 sups. So what is your hubs normal volume and what has it been lately? Is management stressing over any of it?
     
  2. Skizoaustin

    Skizoaustin New Member

    Average volume on my Twi sort two years ago was between 50-60K, nightly. We had regular start times of 3:45 - 4:30.

    Now, we run anywhere from 39-46K and almost always start at 5:15 on Monday and 5:50 every other day. That is for the past year+.

    Many hourlies can't even get their 3.5.
     
  3. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    It depends on what part of the country your in, and what kinds of ops you have. Intl ops are consistent with what they were last year and in our local volume we're about +10% from where we were last year, but thatll depend on what your local economy is like
     
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Last year on avg our del volume was 300 to 350%. I don't know the piece count. That carried over into this spring. Now, since early summer our volume is down to 250 to 300%. I don't know how our out-bound volume is.
     
  5. Sac Hub Sorter

    Sac Hub Sorter New Member

    when i started last year we ran atleast 90k-100k a night on twillight. now we are lucky to get 80k-85k
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Volume down big-time here. I can't believe some of the places I pick up with a 45' trailer. Could fit the packages in a VW Bug.
     
  7. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Volume is down a little, but should pick up again with DHL going tits up with their ground volume.
     
  8. old brown shoe

    old brown shoe 30 year driver

    Makes you wonder how much volume is going to other carriers. Lots of stuff I order come Fed X. I allways ask to have it shipped UPS but many places only use one or the other. Trying to get a sales rep to follow up on leads takes forever if at all. They are spread so thin they don't have time. I told my boss that they were kicking our butts in some areas on how much earlier they were showing up than us and he said that we deliver more at each stop. With thinking like that it wont be long until it is the other way around. :biting:
     
  9. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    Volume is up in my state--the economy is good!! A lot of rural stuff, people would rather order it on QVC than drive 60+ miles to the closest walfart. It doesn't hurt that we've had some gas wars also....regular got down to 2.14$ Monday (up to 2.89 today)--it sure helps to have a new convience store in town!
     
  10. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Process about 200,000 here it hasnt changed too much though
     
  11. MinnesotaZepher

    MinnesotaZepher New Member

    FedEx is taking the hit just as much as UPS.