Is it a Hub or a Center?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bubsdad, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    What determines if a building is classified as a Hub or Center? I was told that if a bldg generates loads it is a hub but if they just sort loads and deliver them on package cars it is a center.:confused2:
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That sounds about right to me. Ours is a center as our outbound freight is sorted either to Albany or Syracuse and our inbound directly to pkg cars.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I believe it was Hoax (one of our most knowlegable and good looking members) who said Hub SLICS end in 9.
    What's your SLIC, dude?
    Mine's 0189.
     
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

  5. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    Hubs have a night sort and centers do not.........at least thats the trend that I have noticed in my travels
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    there are "only 6 hubs in the world."

    Well, that can't be right, can it? How old is that article?
     
  7. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Six hubs, eh? Atlanta, Sacramento, San Bruno, Northbay and two other smaller, inconsequential hubs I am sure.
     
  8. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I was wondering about that. From what I can tell the article is only 2 years old at most.
     
  9. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Hubs have rats...Centers have mice.
     
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Which one has bats ??
     
  11. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    The corporate belfry
     
  12. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    That would be the buildings that run a Midnight Sort.:batman:
     
  13. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    Within our hub in the Wasatch, we have 3 centers.
     
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Seagull, Bonneville, Park City & Temple ??? Did they take one away???
     
  15. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    A hub is the wheel in the middle
    A center delivers the freight
    A hub can have numerous centers
    A center is 8 divided by 8
    So the hub is the mentor for a whole lot or centers
    That feed all the hubs everywhere,but a center is one
    by itself as a whole , a hub can can have lots of late air
     
  16. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member


    Edison, NJ, (SLIC 0899) only has 2 sorts. There are others in NJ that only have 2 sorts, yet still end in 9

    I think it may be a Hub if it has 2 or more centers.
     
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    We have 2 centers within our HUB.
     
  18. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    umm, ok, thanks I think............
     
  19. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Whut? Still not clear on what a hub is vs. a center?









    Me neither
     
  20. InTheRed

    InTheRed New Member

    I think what will define a HUB vs CENTER is what type of outbound loads it creates.

    If it creates hub to hub, as well as hub to center (i.e. generates/creates a bunch of preload loads for other buildings), then it is a hub. If it doesn't (i.e. it creates its own retain load, and a few hub loads to handle the rest of the country), then it is a center.

    This, of course, will be dependent upon pickup volume. If you pickup enough volume, you can't shove it all onto 3-4 hubs... you'll have to do the hub's job and create preload loads, or numerous hub-to-hub loads. If you do that, you are a hub.