Odd dispatch???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by CHALLY9TX, May 29, 2014.

  1. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Lately I've noticed on my route that certain sections are light while others are normal/heavier, then next day those light sections blow up and the the normal/heavier sections lighten up. It's been really noticeable the past 2 weeks. I've suspected UPS holds back volume for whatever reasons. I'm not talking about a missed trailer/train where the whole route/center lightens up. It's just certain sections. I've noticed this for a few years and while I was swinging but like I said it's really noticeable lately. Who determines dispatch besides the dispatch sup????


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  2. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    The Brown Budha in Atlanta?? IDK asked my dispatch sup same exact ? a while ago...he gave me some company BS line about thats just how it is....they are totally holding back areas at times.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Some of my co-workers have noticed this as well and suspect that volume is being held at the hub. The PDS dispatches based on volume on property.
     
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If they get packages in "early" they have been known to hold them. Or there is just isn't enough coverage/time to break them down they get held.
     
  5. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    It's no conspiracy. Monday tends to be light on deliveries but a little heavy on pickups. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday tend to heavy on both deliveries and pickups with Wednesday being the heaviest. Friday usually is heavy with air and light on pickups. Repeat.
     
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's not what we are talking about. Certain zips and portions of other areas tend to have volume fluctuations which suggest volume may be being held at the hub.
     
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  7. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    I run a rural, high mileage route. I have noticed these flucuations for a couple years now. On my most extended areas it seems that I only deliver them every other day unless there is a premium parcel PALed for the area. Have always thought that dispatch had unofficially brought back the Rural Remote.
     
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  8. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    And How is that your, or any other HOURLIES concern?
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Never said it was our concern----just pointed out what we see as a trend.

    For example, we had one driver who told me had 4 stops for a residential section on Monday and 19 for that same section on Tuesday. Doesn't that seem a bit odd to you?
     
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  10. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    nothing to see here….move along
     
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  11. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    What really is a amazing is when the ties come in, that is when everything flows perfectly, and volume seems light. They really must have magical powers.
     
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  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I have always been amazed by that. District people come in for a day or two and preload runs smooth. Cars wrapped up and on time. As soon as they leave the preload is a disaster again.
     
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    You would think they would get back to their office, and see the numbers off of what they usually run.
     
  14. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Do you still swing? Lol?
     
  15. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    They have a secret room and everything. You would be surprised how much stuff fits in it. Special clearance is needed to enter the secret room.
     
  16. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    No I don't swing anymore


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  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  18. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    That's the scene everyday, in every UPS location around the country.
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  19. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    They've been playing the game of holding volume for years, aint nothing new.
     
  20. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Just kinda sucks when they let it loose all in one day!