Express Packages

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by chargerlou, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. chargerlou

    chargerlou Member

    I went out today with only. 2 xpress savers. Can this be the beginning ?
     
  2. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    Naaaa, probably just looks bad because it's Monday freight only. Report back tomorrow after you're crushed with all the Tue/Wed you had to leave behind today. :beafraid:
     
  3. chargerlou

    chargerlou Member

    U were right got hammered today
     
  4. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    I know they want to give the customer the "service they paid for" but it seems pretty foolish to work 7 hours on Monday then come in and do 9-10 on Tuesday to catch up.
     
  5. WickedTexan

    WickedTexan Member

    It's FedEx policy to spend a dollar trying to save a dime.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There was a time when UPS would do this. Suppose you sent a 2nd Day Air package from Boston to Worcester. The pkg would actually sit in Philadelphia for a day before being delivered. Now it is sorted with the rest of the packages and will be delivered the next day. The customer is paying for 2 day service while receiving next day service. (Truth be told the pkg would get there in one day by ground so we are still making money.)
     
  7. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    The difference being whether or not UPS spent jet fuel on that pkg.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We truck as much of our premium product as possible.
     
  9. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    So, in the example you gave of a pkg. going from Boston to Worcester via PA in a 2nd day air commit, UPS did fly it to PA, using jet fuel when it could have trucked it from BOS to Wor, overnight, for much less cost.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    In the past they would have flown it to PA and it would have sat for a day before being flown back---now they sort it locally and truck it to WORMA and it is delivered the next day.
     
  11. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    Just because it's 2nd Day Air, doesn't mean it went by plane. Its only 6 hours from Boston to Philly. down the turnpike. The customer wouldn't know the difference.