Ground no help at all for peak

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by TeamLift, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. TeamLift

    TeamLift Active Member

    Home delivery forced to work every Monday till Christmas ground comes in on Saturdays to run psa but only has to run 40 stops then free to go home. Also we used to get help with incompatibles, now no help on Mondays or Saturdays, totally useless.
     
  2. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    A batch of cookies goes a long way.
     
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    What on earth makes you think they should help?
     
  4. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    Why are Ground and HD even separate? Most terminals are mixed, right? Why not just run routes in tighter areas? Is there some benefit to dispatching an HD driver and a Ground driver to the same area?
     
  5. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Compensation. Contractors make more as separate entities. If you buy an overlapping HD or Ground area FedEx just pockets all the savings.
     
  6. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Feuding/dysfunctional contractors not willing to work together?
     
  7. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    HD doesn't have to run Monday. Ground doesn't have to run Saturday. Monday's are extra heavy because they jump Tuesday's service (which doesn't have to be delivered on Monday).

    Those extra days and the extra volume is optional.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    It will be fine is right about this. X is ruthless about believing they should be the ones benefitting from such efficiencies.
     
  9. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Those efficiencies have given my ground routes massive bonuses this peak.
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Correct. But when a couple contractorsmall here considered doing the same here, the resulting effect (as far as the numbers go) was that X was the only clear winner.
     
  11. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Yeah, mines a different situation from the rest of our building. Pretty awesome so far.
     
  12. gixxer squid

    gixxer squid Member

    That would be called EFFICIENCY and X doesn't believe in that!
     
  13. gixxer squid

    gixxer squid Member

    We were loaded Saturday morning, this morning and tomorrow morning (monday)

    We don't have to deliver Saturday but unless you want a colossal mess on monday morning with boxes leaned up against your truck with a dispatch at 10:00 am or you have 2-4 extra drivers on payroll with hands in their pockets then I find it prudent to make life as easy as possible for my team. Of course we loose money when a truck goes out and can only do 30-40 stops, you think X cares? F no!
     
  14. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    The station mgr came up to me Sat
    HD needs your help, you know "clusterville" better than anyone, can you help?

    Ok.. So I go to one of the drivers, ask for the mgr I never met, and he's offended by needing a bailout.

    I figure I could cherry pick 50 stops

    Then get told to frock off!
     
  15. kickpackage1

    kickpackage1 Member

    Does Hd ever help Ground on deliveries and pick ups, NOPE so what makes you think Ground should help HD
     
  16. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Ground does pick ups?
     
  17. gixxer squid

    gixxer squid Member

    Yep. 10-30 a day depending on route. Of course everyone wants 25 pickups between 4-5pm spread out. Then your screwed with kinkos with a closing window at 6 instead of 5 so all drivers detest
     
  18. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    Why is this? You can't save money yourself by just running mixed routes that can get more done quicker? If you had 4 HD routes and 4 ground routes and you just split the freight in a way that made sense you couldn't make it so you don't have to run 8 routes everyday?

    I don't know anything about this, I'm just asking out of curiosity because it never made sense to me to see two guys with the green ex on their truck doing the same area.
     
  19. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    It's a bit convoluted. The way they pay ISPs has a certain amount of money guaranteed called Annual service charge. Let's say the HD guy gets 100k for those 4 routes and the Ground gets the same. If Ground buys the HD FedEx says "we're already paying you 100k in annual so we don't need to pay anymore for the additional trucks since it's in the same area." So the 100k they were paying the HD guy goes right in their pocket.
    Stops take time, you can't just jam all the HD stops on the ground routes, you might be able to only send 7 routes out instead of 8 but they cost money and you end up working 6 days for less money.
     
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  20. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    Okay, so that's where the problem is. If they paid one person the same as they would pay two then you could do better by saving a route here or there but if they're screwing you like that then there is no incentive to try to provide both services efficiently. Better to just stick with the one you're in and say to hell with the other one.