The Big Ugly Talk (Pre: Round 1)

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Code 82 Approved, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    UPS may strike, knowing what you know from last time, this discussion is about how it affected the opcos.
     
  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    We were slammed at Express, and everyone stepped-up. Not this time around.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    UPS is not going on strike.
     
  4. IsItME

    IsItME New Member

    From a competency, capability or willingness perspective, you're 100% spot on.
     
  5. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    If your contract ends, and you do in fact strike...
     
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  6. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    It never dawned on me that your reply was 100% about everything outside of recent bickering until I paused and realized you have been explaining it all along.
     
  7. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I hope you are correct, for sake of us ALL.
     
  8. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    It was busy at Express, for all intents and purposes that was the only Opco.
     
  9. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    We plan on bringing back anything over our numbers. That or not take a lunch. Up to them.
     
  10. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    If they strike, they will be committing financial suicide.
     
  11. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Correct. Imo Fxground will be mostly impacted. I think UPS strike is less than 1pecent of happening but if it did, I picture 3 to 4 people per ground truck.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...it would be financial and PR suicide...
     
  13. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    One thinks it would, but most will bounce right back:

    1. They chose UPS for a reason, once the contract is set for years, they'll go back and feel secure.
    2. Fedex can't handle it all or even close anyway, so there isn't even really a choice.

    It's a bump in the road when all said and done and no one knows if there will be a strike or not.
     
  14. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    If there is I'm not working any harder. Longer hours....yes, harder....no.

    Most of that stuff can sit in the warehouse and rot for all I care. If upper management would do their jobs right and prepare for such an event instead of letting the wind blow the cards where they fall, it wouldn't be such a clusterf uck.
     
  15. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Our management has been telling current ups shippers that if ups strikes we will only take a percentage of their volume. We will worry about our current shippers before we worry about the extra volume from a strike. Basically switch now or we won't take what you have.

    Ground would be slammed. But not much more than peak. Our infrastructure wouldn't handle much more...
     
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Our Ground could handle quite a bit more than peak. I was taking an extra 200 stops per day from HD without adding any more drivers. Easy money.
     
  17. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    True. The contractors/ISPs would handle it. I have no faith in the line haul operation and fedexs ability to run a heavier preload... Throughput is the problem.
     
  18. northbound

    northbound Member

    Some could handle it some couldn't. I have my company built for more right now so it would be no problem. Half my building would struggle due to bad ISP management. And yes I think line haul could be an issue
     
  19. Kevinmevin

    Kevinmevin Member

    Well they do seem to know something it seems at ground.. On the Package handler side there asking people to sign up for seasonal full time like they do for peak season starting possibly in may at my hub due to UPS strike.

    Line haul i think could be solved by putting stuff on the empty BNSF trains that use to have UPS grounds trailers. That's what I would do anyway.
     
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You would be blown away in all aspects of your operation. UPS runs way more volume than Ground could handle.