question for Ground drivers about early morning ground deliveries

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  1. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    Ok, so i'm coming here because of the generic answers we always get from UPS. Also, i understand any answer is off the record, just needing a little info so we can figure which way we need to head. This info is for my primary job, not my pt at UPS.

    My company every year has multiple mass shipments for another company. Every year (this year has been the worst though) we have multiple exceptions where it states business is closed. The shipments are ground, and the times where the exception is entered is 4:30 am to 6:00 am. For example one specific one im looking into is Pottsville, PA, 5:16am, business is closed. seeing a few from TN and NC also as well as others. Is this the hub pulling stuff to cover their butts for something or is there actually ground drivers out that early in places? Thanks.
     
  2. UPSER110

    UPSER110 Active Member

    We dont start until 845 at our center. Your best bet would be to call the 1 800 number with tracking numbers and see what is going on.
     
  3. tadpole

    tadpole Member

    I'm guessing it's "known closed".
    Some businesses are closed every Friday. Some, every Monday, etc.
    Rather than load those packages on a package car, they get scanned as closed and left to deliver the next day. This practice is helpful to the drivers because it is hard to work around a ton of packages all day that you couldn't deliver.

    No, there are no driver's delivering ground that early.
     
  4. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    Thanks guys. Being scanned as a known close was the starting point we needed.
     
  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    It should say known closed on it if you pull up the tracking. If it is done by a DIAD it will say Closed 1.
     
  6. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    exact wording of one example on ups.com below:

    -saint clair, pa 04/04/2016 5:16am The receiving business was closed./Your delivery has been rescheduled for the next business day

    -saint clair, pa 04/04/2016 1:49am Arrival scan.

    -Harrisburg, pa 04/04/2016 12:24am Departure scan
     
  7. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    For sure known closed
     
  8. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    thanks for the confirmation.
     
  9. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Lol our known closed sit under the belt all weekend with no scan
     
  10. Brown Down

    Brown Down Member

    I agree. Sounds like a known closed situation. As they get scanned in it automatically sheets them as closed.
     
  11. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    It actually doesn't. They may spa known closed but they all have to get scanned with a GSS scanner at some point as well.
     
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I doubt that.
     
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  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our known closures go to the end of the belt and are scanned after the preload wraps.
     
  14. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    We just print the maifest from PFT reports. Easy and fast.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our average is fewer than 20 per day.
     
  16. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    the pal labels say "hold" for known closures here
     
  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Your best bet for this is to contact your sales rep. This is really not that place.
     
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