Discuss: UPS CEO stumps for free trade

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS CEO stumps for free trade - Smart Money

    United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) Chief Executive Scott Davis on Thursday warned lawmakers against implementing trade protectionist measures and called for advocates to increase lobbying efforts favoring trade.

    Davis said international trade isn't the major contributing factor to U.S. job reduction, rebutting a notion held by some free-trade rivals. Using his company as an example, Davis added, "Each time we add 40 new international packages in the U.S. - in other words, 40 packages imported or exported by our customers - we create another new U.S. job somewhere in our system. Last year we grew the international portion of our business by more than 10 percent, creating thousands of new job opportunities at UPS for U.S. citizens."
     
  2. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    40 packages equals another new job at UPS

    I don't see it 40 extra stops on truck does not equal added route
     
  3. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    Lawl. Especially when those 40 may be inbound from one place, but can go separate directions once in the system... That'll be one more package for forty different drivers.
     
  4. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    ....yeah but it's easy for the CEO to blow smoke up the lawmakers lower extremities since they don't know any better.
     
  5. JimJimmyJames

    JimJimmyJames Big Time Feeder Driver

    So, let me get this straight. If we do not protect U.S. jobs we in fact create more U.S. jobs. :blink:
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Maybe more like this,
    If we do not protect U.S. jobs we, in fact, create more UPS jobs.
     
  7. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member


    He probably means each 40 packages creates 3.5 hours of part time work. We have PTers in our building that do nothing but 'audit' international packages all night.
     
  8. JimJimmyJames

    JimJimmyJames Big Time Feeder Driver

    Right. So in the future in the U.S. there will be UPS, Walmart, and McDonalds. I guess delivering packages must be better than flipping burgers or stocking shelves. Than again....

    Oh, I forgot about the government in this brave new world. They seem to be quickly becoming the biggest employer. Heck, China will be completely capitalist and we will become communist! :nonono:
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That is an interesting point...
    China and India are the new Capitalists and I'm sure they are taking notes from the US history with unregulated free market excesses.
     
  10. alister

    alister Member


    typical ups driver, only thinking about themselves! Hate to tell you this but your only one part of the job of moving a package from point A to point B. What about the part time employees in the hub the have to unload, sort, and load those packages. you also have the feeder drivers that have to move the trucks between the hubs. the airplane pilot the flies the plane.
     
  11. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    so tell me how many pre-loaders does it take to load 40 extra pkgs we should start hiring now
     
  12. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Youre not getting it.....You pick up an intl air package....it goes back to your center where a pter on the local sort does key entry on it, it goes on a trailer to an airport where its sent to an air hub, pters and 22.3 arrive the aircraft unload it, the container is put on a dolly by a pter then its brought to the sort where its unloaded and scanned to an outbound load, loaded back onto plane; the plane goes to an secondary hub where the cans get shufflede around so all the correct destinations are going on the proper aircraft so at minimum your saying 7 employees had direct contact with the movement of the package and at most if you count all the people it takes to arrive and download a plane it could easily be 20-30.
    And if you take in admins for the outbound documentation, flight ops, sups, intl route planning, contigency, IE, it could be double that.