New delivery service rolling out march 1rst?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by paidover95, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. paidover95

    paidover95 Member

    Has anyone heard about the new service coming out?Iguess residential customers can request a delivery time,(a 2 hour window)for the driver to deliver to them.You will not be able to deliver any other service level pkgs to them at that time???Not sure what they are calling it.Anyone know??
  2. pretzel_man

    pretzel_man Well-Known Member

    Yep.... Not sure about March 1, though.
  3. paidover95

    paidover95 Member

    So whats the deal with it??Any details??
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Sounds like more money for jonesy boy :happy2:
  5. BrownTie

    BrownTie Member

    Did not hear anything about it. The only one coming in March is the Surepost with the USPS.
  6. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I would call it a nightmare.
  7. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Gonna be fun on a rural route.
  8. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    I know the name of the program.

    The accronym for the sevice is how its referred to. BWOFT

    It stands for BIG WASTE OF F***ing TIME.

  9. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Isn't going to work out to well this would only be for packages that need a signature and then eveyone would want them after they got out of work at which time most driver are doing there pickups or already back at the building.

    If this was also for basic or other package that don't need a signature UPS would lose tens of millions of dollars.

    Never going to work we have enough trouble delivering are NDA on time.
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Something like this service would make me glad I just got bumped off of my rural route during our rebid process.
  11. pretzel_man

    pretzel_man Well-Known Member

    Its probably best to wait until the details are announced. You are making an assumption on the rules of the service.....
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What fun would that be?
  13. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    My personal guarantee is within 2 days and 2 houses.
  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I think a safe assumption to make...will be that the company will attach some arbitrary and impossible metric to the new service that will create far more problems than the service itself. It is also safe to assume that the new service will be micromanaged from afar by people who have never actually driven a package car or run a delivery route.

    Lots of things seem easy when viewed from Google Earth. It gets a little more complicated when viewed from behind the wheel of the package car that has to go out in the real world and actually do the work.
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    SOBERUPS "Our world would be a better place if everybody got to bring their dog to work with them."
    I love signature line, and I agree!!
  16. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    and 407 cha ching
  17. Brownsfan

    Brownsfan Active Member

    If the rumors are true they should name the service "damn it" cause thats what I'll be saying everytime I have to do one.
  18. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    we will get an allowance every time we have to pull, and Im sure they will lighten us up.:biting:
  19. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    FedEx ground already offers this service.
    My guess is that's why UPS is "chasing" the idea.
    The FedEx infrastructure makes the "logistics" of this service perhaps a bit more feasible for them.
    I personally don't see how UPS possibly believes they can squeeze anymore from our day.
    Reality is I know they do.
    With every new attempt, I find my days run into my evenings and my evenings into my nights.
    Big winner, my paycheck.
    Big loser, my family life.
    Bottom line is I will not work any harder and any new expectations of me will result in disappointment as I am on the downward spiral of an aging "industrial athlete".
  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Sadly, the coaches had no choice but to accept that former first round pick "Bubblehead" had a lost a step(or two) and was no longer a dominant force on the field...