FedEx, UPS confront busiest holiday season on record

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    FedEx, UPS confront busiest holiday season on record - Times-Standard

    The next week will be a 24/7, backbreaking, sleep-deprived haul for couriers such as FedEx, the United Parcel Service and the U.S. Postal Service, the last connections to deliver many much-anticipated Christmas gifts. And there is no room for mistakes.

    Last year's fiasco -- when retailers over-promised on deliveries and bad weather snarled courier services, causing millions of gifts to arrive long after Santa's visit -- is still a painful memory, and everyone is working hard to avoid repeating the same mistakes.
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My center is doing great this year. No complains from me.
  3. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Been manageable so far. Just hoping we peaked yesterday.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Same here, although we are being told Monday will be our Peak day.

    We are working Sunday (3,300 stops) to take the edge off of Monday (5,000 stops). We would have been looking at 8,300 stops on Monday which would have totally overwhelmed our small 43 route center.
  5. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    So far they asked for four volunteers for Saturday. Not a word about Sunday and week's schedule shows everyone off.
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    It's nice to see a reporter place the blame, for the mess that was Peak last year, where it belonged.... The customers (for last minute ordering) and shippers (for over promising).
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