Surepost question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by CJ80ish, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. CJ80ish

    CJ80ish New Member

    Forgive me if this subject has been beaten to death as I'm having difficulty finding prior posts regarding the issue.

    I've only worked at UPS a few months but it seems this surepost delivery to the post office is eliminating driver positions due to the fact that the post office makes the delivery. I would estimate that it cuts out a route or two per town out of my center. Did/why did the union let this happen and is this permanent?

  2. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I don't KNOW the answers as far as the union, but yes, this eliminates/diverts the volume to the post office so then management can say there isn't enough volume to justify x number of routes
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    The company position is this is volume we would not have otherwise. Also fed ex has a similar service so we had to do something to compete
  5. CJ80ish

    CJ80ish New Member

    So when someone orders something do they select it to be delivered via ups or usps?
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Check the link for answers.
  7. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Shoppers do not select a carrier to deliver.
    They select a service level and Sureport is one of the Ground services.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Hoke, it is a stretch to call SurePost a service.
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Shippers, who pay your wages and my salary, sure seem to like it.
  11. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Its all devious plan to put the Post Office out of business. And for UPS to take over the world.
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    I can see that.:surprised:
  13. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    I would love to say that I am against Surepost. Actually it does hurt the amount of drivers. But I certainly would give up the drivers to keep UPS competitive and in business. If we didn't offer the same type of service as our competitors, they would end up getting all of that type of business. It is what it is. It is a competitive service UPS needs to offer in order to have at least part of the handling (union labor)of those packages movement. Rather have some part in the movement then no part.

    In a perfect UPS world, if we didn't offer this service the volume would still stay at UPS. UPS can't keep the volume, offer the same price (or better) and still remain profitable. If we didn't offer the cut rate service (and cut rate price) that volume would more then likely go to our competitor.

    Grammer seems off....but I think it makes sense.?.?

    Note to self, dont drink and post.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2012
  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Meh, half the time I see the postal lady toss the package on the sidewalk I walk over the surepost and deliver the same shippers package to the front door. Sad part is they only see the brown truck pull away as they wonder why we'd leave their package on the sidewalk.
  15. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Yeah, I see them too. I even bag them , so there is no stupidity.
  16. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I can see it also. They keep feeding he troll making him think that he can survive ( mind you these are cut throws business men here. They eat by cutting fat and throats that are hungry. ) only to lead them on past there breaking point. The way it was explained to someone who is in the know is just this way. It might happen like this or it might not but they are sure trying.
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It's fuzzy light at the end of time pulsing like the edge of a singularity where these cut throws live teetering on the balance beam of light and dark where we have no businessmen being everyone working hard not to break the light beam and falling over into the boiling vat of fat that bubbles at the end of time with the survivors impaled on back-lit bacon stalagmites with heavenly saxophones playing in your head and shining diamonds in the sky but no more because the wolfs have eaten the very best and their throats are dry like a lizard on a hot rock pulsing up and down with cherry red throats dripping from the cut fat watching a low rider car pulse up and down at the red light waiting for a chance to drive
  18. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    You are one of them??? I never thought you were ( you were to funny) but you speak there toung. You live in the right city. Have you ever shaved your head?? Did you have a 666 on it? God bless you for you don't know what you have done and I do truly pray for you my brother.
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Call me Nero, slayer of the true faith, and look me up when you travel on any road because they lead to Rome and I will have you for supper with fava beans and your friends providing light from their burning bodies like pigs in the sky shouting freedom, freedom, take them all away
  20. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Nero Caesar is the devil. Belzobob