Really light volume

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Thatguy123, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. Thatguy123

    Thatguy123 Member

    Deliver down in NC and we're experiencing really light volume.. No split routes in, cutting routes twice a week... 8-10 drivers going home every day. Anyone else experiencing this across the states?
     
  2. 2 hrs over allowed

    2 hrs over allowed Upstate follower

    Yes been like this for the last 4 yrs here
     
  3. Man Of Brown

    Man Of Brown Active Member

    We've added new permanent routes and hired new drivers.
     
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  4. 2 hrs over allowed

    2 hrs over allowed Upstate follower

    Yes we have also hired drivers. But they still cut every rt they can on Monday and Friday
     
  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Slow Down!!!
     
  6. 2 hrs over allowed

    2 hrs over allowed Upstate follower

    Wtf are u talking about
     
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We have also. Routes are sometimes cut on Mondays, but almost never on Fridays. Friday is usually the last minute crap wagon day.
     
  8. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Today and yesterday were light for us, prior to these 2 days we've been pretty heavy for the time of year. Not sure why we were so light past 2, probably just a weird day.
     
  9. Fragile

    Fragile Active Member

    Just wait for memorial day.

    It's usually pretty light this time of the year.
     
  10. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Been slammed here, but tourist season is coming and all the shops are reopening for spring.
     
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy


    I don't miss those days of having 20 cases of rubber tomahawks only to discover the door is locked and the owner of the tourist trap is still in Florida for a few more weeks.
     
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  12. theslinger

    theslinger Member

    Its been light out here as well. They'll call/text you if you want the day off. Last couple of weeks.
     
  13. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Exactly!
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We closed our Hub an are now a Rita's water ice. Lucky we all got to keep our jobs. I actually really enjoy wearing these black spandex
     
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Light volume or are drivers doing more stops than in years past?
     
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  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Probably a combination of the two.
     
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy


    that makes the old farts of UPS the winner
     
  18. We've been under our planned pickup volume everyday by 10-20% for the last 2 months. Delivery volume has been right at plan, we haven't had to lay anybody off actually.
     
  19. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    What was it? A couple of months ago that people were talking about all the people their buildings we're hiring? Which is it?
     
  20. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    It's been light for our hub in the Midwest for over a month.

    Mondays are the worst. IF you work, you are getting 2 routes in 1. Nightmare

    About 10 drivers are bumped into the building from our center (2).

    It's actually nice to work 4 days at 36hrs :D