Peak Projections

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by STFXG, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    With how poorly last year was projected it looks like peak will be fun this year! Last year, as you all know, they weren't even in the ballpark on projections. Well... This year we got a projection of nearly 25% heavier than last year. With one week less! It should be interesting to see how far off they are once again.
     
  2. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    I project that I will do 20% less for fedex and its customers this peak.

    ​(Its good to set goals.)
     
  3. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    My projection is that I'm not working any harder than I have to.
     
  4. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I know we are taking all your volume, but I doubt we will take that much by peak.
     
  5. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    That's funny, because my route has been increasing pretty steady all year.
     
  6. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I know that we're taking all the 2 day Amazon that you can't possibly handle.
     
  7. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    The Ground guys in my area added another truck and the HD guy traded his lame sprinter for a step van. Express? They downgraded my W700 for a MB Sprinter. Heater works great, I plan to spend a lot of cold days with this heater on high. This is the time of year I start to work at my pace and not what the company tells me too. They can "Bugger-Off"!..ok I'm watching too much BBC telly.
     
  8. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Those MB are very cushy rides.
     
  9. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    "Biggest peak ever" yeah I've heard that every year that I've worked here for.
     
  10. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    i agree, the 2nd generation ones and newer... but if you have a maniac behind the wheel, he can abuse the crap out of it like any other vehicle. i've seen rear differentials and transmissions go because the driver was flogging it between stops
     
  11. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Yikes!....couldn't he have at least waited til he got home?
     
  12. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Every time I pull away in my Grumman, I bury the pedal. Only blew up an axle once..............so far.
     
  13. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    I have never seen the center SO unprepared for peak. The pre load sux,we dont have near enough drivers,with a management team whose head is buried in the sand .We are going to get BURIED,and will still be delivering Xmas packages in the middle of January to :censored2: off customers.
     
  14. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    See we're really not that different. You guys just get paid well.
     
  15. Sniper

    Sniper Active Member

    I predict volumes will be up with more cyber shopping. I also predict we will have weather in our local area. This pic was taken yesterday. White Top, VA. Happy Halloween.

    wtstation.jpg

    I can't control the volumes or weather. I can control my attitude and smile on a snowy day. :happy-very:
    wtstation.jpg
     
  16. PublicWifi

    PublicWifi New Member

    This will be my 4th peak at Ground. Last year I hit 145+ on a 35 square mile route. My pickups open after 3. It's fun....
     
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    This is a good time to mention FedEx Accident Policy. You're right that you cannot control the weather, but you can choose whether or not you choose to hit the road if conditions are bad enough. You can be a hero, and go out and deliver in a blizzard, but if you end-up in the ditch like a Ground driver, you'll be charged with a preventable accident. Sometimes, conditions are so bad, that no matter what, you'll end-up with a big problem. Most of us don't have a 4X4 like Sniper, and even a chained W-series is a handful in the snow because they are so stiffly sprung. In many cases, even chains are useless. On ice, it doesn't matter what you have unless studded tires are available.

    You can tell Fred to shove it 2 ways on a snowy day. First, you can just call in sick ("When it's slick, I'm sick"), which is recommended. Your second choice is to dig out Safety Policy, which allows you to say " Nope, it's just too unsafe out there", and not go on the road. Management will never let you know this clause exists, but it does so they can say " YOUR FAULT", because you decided to go out and work in unsafe conditions. Don't be a hero. I know lots of people who have gotten preventables for very minor things like getting stuck in a ditch.
     
  18. Nick9075

    Nick9075 Member


    Not easy to find drivers at the current pay rate especially in an expensive area like nyc or drivers that are qualified
    If you think it sucks so much why are you still there
     
  19. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Because they are paid $32 an hour plus very good benefits.
     
  20. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    You know they lowered the requirements for drivers right?