Is the Orlando Hub closing?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by wornoutupser, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    I have ben told that Orlando Hub is closing and that all in state sorting will be diverted to Hialeah. Has anyone else heard this?
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I don't think so. Maybe the other way around but not likely either.

    Orlando Hub is perfectly situated to distribute to the major population areas in FL and also it being right next to the railyard is a huge cost saver.
  3. OldUPSDriver

    OldUPSDriver New Member

    I have heard of that closing from some reliable sources. Must be a cost saving.
  4. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I'd be surprised. Florida is in a state of constant growth. how far is Hialeah from Orlando?
  5. blaeux35

    blaeux35 New Member

    about 240 miles
  6. BleedBrown

    BleedBrown New Member

    This can not happen! You can not get a package from South Florida to North Florida in one day without going through Orlando or somewhere in between.
  7. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    I work in a smaller hub in Orlando and havent heard anything.
  8. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    Where exactly is the Orlando Hub? I know there is more than 1 building so maybe a sort will be closed. Hialeah is in the Miami area, way too far south, Orlando is almost in the center of the state.
  9. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I am wondering too if they are combining work from two Hubs into one or moving a sort to another building. I can't see shutting Orlando completely down. I think my Hub sends hot loads down there.
  10. freeloader

    freeloader geek

    I heard they will be shutting down the Jax hub and all package processing will be moved to the Stuart hub.
  11. freeloader

    freeloader geek

    Hialeah is an "end of the line" hub since the only direction packages can flow is north (other centrally located hubs have package flow in all directions). I worked in that building a few years ago and the only sort that was at capacity was the preload. The Twi sort squeaked about about 50k and the Night sort volume was around 80k or 90k. There were some local sorts in the district that ran the almost same volume as the HIA Twi sort. Plus, many of the buildings in the South Florida get the majority of their inbound volume from Jax and Orlando and send their outbounds to Jax and Orlando as well. The only volume that flows through Hialeah is volume that stays in the district. So yes, it is a very under-utilized hub and if there were to be any hub consolidations, my money would be on Hialeah getting dissolved.
  12. CFLBrown

    CFLBrown New Member

    There is only 1 'hub' in Orlando. Near the airport.
  13. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    It's not that Orlando is closing, the package centers are business as usual, but I'm guessing, and I hope I'm wrong, but because of lost volume that they can possibly cut long haul feeder runs outbound by their Feeder drivers originating from that hub and have Feeder drivers from So Fla and No Fla converge at that central Hub location like a transfer station. We do it all the time, we have exchange points all over the state, not just in Orlando. I imagine they still would need Feeder drivers for local pick ups, railyard, and airport runs. If someone has updated solid info, please let us know.....Management is being tight lipped about it down here.

    Stuart is not a recieves probably 8 to 10 trailers (pups) a night....thats it....It's a small center
  14. blaeux35

    blaeux35 New Member

    im pretty sure he was making funny. jax is a giant facility. no way they would close that
  15. Tim.

    Tim. Package Placement Expert

    I work at the Cocoa center, about 50 miles east of Orlando. We havent heard anything. The guy who drives to Orlando for air in the morning hasnt said anything, nor has any SUP made any layoff comments to us. Hearing others on here talking about it makes me very concerned. Ive got 2 years under my belt now and know of atleast 7 people with less seniority, so I hope Im safe. But Keeping Orlando open and closing down the other would make sense logistically, but then again, we know how those engineers think. But hey, once Obama gets in, we will be out of Iraq by FEB 1st and the economy will pick up. right?
  16. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    if you have ever been to the orlando hub you would no there is no way they would ever close it . unless super sup works there then they might.
  17. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Heard a rumor last week that Orlando Twilight closed down and theyre diverting the volume up here...Any Orlando people hear this?
  18. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Never knew there were so many people from Florida on here.
  19. Hoo-rah! Yep, land of the snowbirds and bad traffic :/
  20. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Florida may be the right coast, but California is the correct coast.:wink2: