Government Contract?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bbsam, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Several months ago it was learned that UPS was awarded a contract with the Federal Government over Fedex. I figured that certainly the route that goes on the Army Arsenal here would drop off significantly, but it hasn't at all. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    If we got the contract wouldn't the route have more volume?
     
  3. upsyo

    upsyo Member

    bbsam, are u in illinois?
     
  4. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    we added 2 rtes so far.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Yes I am. Fed Ex Ground contractor.
     
  6. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    The only new packages I've seen around here are coming from the VA (Veterans Affairs). Some of the customers say FedEx used to deliver them. Some say the USPS.
     
  7. upsyo

    upsyo Member

    ahh ic
     
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  8. edd_tv

    edd_tv Cardboard picker upper

    we have a big office for the V A that is serviced out of our bldg. something like 100 nda coming in daily and another 125-150 going out in the afternoon, all nda that supposedly came from usps and fedex
     
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Do you own your own route.
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    yes. 6
     
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Your the man is it nonstop for you all the time?
     
  12. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    Ive noticed a lot of those NDA's on my route. Almost all are from the V.A. and are generally medecine. They also come as savers and 2 days, I have also noticed new packages from the U.S. Treasury Department. With the news that we got the J.C. Pennys account back as well, this is all good news for us at UPS. Been talking with my brother who drives for FedEx Ground, and he says that the volume in his building is way down. Maybe those at FedEx could better ellaborate.
     
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    and then some.
     
  14. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    Can you make good money by owning multiple routes? How many would a person need to own to make a good living and how much are the start up costs?
     
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Hell yes. The more the better. Figure on $100,000. (Just sold a route for that much:happy2:)
     
  16. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    There was a pretty big GSA contract awarded to UPS recently. I think it's $400 million a year in business. It's supposed to save the gov a billion dollars over then next 5 years.
     
  17. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I have been seeing a lot of NDA signature required VA Prescriptions lately.
     
  18. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    It's hard to believe they can save any money. When Fedex or UPS contract with the gov't many times you are in the 70-80% discount range which is pretty much unheard of everywhere else. Prior to UPS getting this business the Gov't was getting an amazing discount. So really how much more can they save? Probably just politics on that savings number. However I don't know what Gov't medical rates have been with the carriers, probably going from Priority Overnight to UPS Lite as part of the new Gov't medical plan, stuff will come already expired. lol
     
  19. Are y'all hiring outside or did insiders take these?
     
  20. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    A hundred K investment for a drivers job seem like a pretty high price to pay for a business/job that supposedly pays less than a normal FedEx or UPS driver makes? What is the approximate gross a route brings in per year?