volume weird

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Is anyone else's volume weird lately? They keep telling us they've been getting unexpected volume for the last few weeks so on Tuesday and Wednesday with all the routes in, we've been getting like 30 stops more each than usual. Yesterday they said we had 4,000 more pieces than forecast in our center.
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I love how they know everything about what we do and how we do it but then they play dumb with "unexpected forecast". F U
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  3. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    We've been having problems with the trains. Wonder if contract negotiations in Illinois have anything to do with the late loads...
  4. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    its been non stop Peak. I have filed an excessive OT grieveance almost every week this year
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  5. Volume control! cut routes on Monday and fridays...blow everybody out on Tuesdays and Wednesdays....Cut back on employees. and 9.5. grievances!.....But what do I know? Just drive a truck and follow edd!
  6. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    And drink too many FROSTEES lol
  7. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    When you run 55-58 hrs a week volume doesn't matter.
  8. Brownslave688

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

    Yep. We had guys go out with peak season loads today. We are swamped if you don't have an 8.0 plan on getting off around 8pm.

    We are putting in more routes and hiring drivers. It's still nowhere near enough. Welcome to ecommerce folks. It's only going to grow ups better pick it up and get ahead of the game or Xmas next year will be a much bigger disaster than this year
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  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Bring it on, I like having more work than I can shake a stick at. Unlike our executive management team, I make more money year after year.
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  10. Brownslave688

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

    It's a excuse. They hoping you think ok it's a one time deal ill knock it out. Your management team isn't allowed to hire the drivers they need so they are hoping so suck every last drop out of the ones they have.
  11. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Same shiznitt everyday Slaveman. Aint nothing going to change so you might as well punch em in the pockets. What else can you do. It gets old but you know what screw it dude, ill make more money on dat :censored2: lol.
  12. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    What i have been noticing in my resi volume is one day a entire street will have only a few stops, but the next day almost every house is getting something on the same street. Coincidence? I dont think so.
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Volume this week has been heavy as hell for march....7,000 heavier than this time last year. Summer peak's starting a month early...oh boy, can't wait.
  14. Brownsfan

    Brownsfan Active Member

    Are you macho man or is it just your avatar. I can't read your post without hearing oh yeahhhhhh. Lol

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  15. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Could it be from the changes to the Surepost issues? I notice my Surepost packages increased. I know the union pushed UPS to put about 10% back on the trucks starting last October 2013. Now I'll sit and wait for Realbrown to call me a liar since I mentioned the union in a positive light.

    ~A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.~
  16. Drink a beer or 3 first, then he is much easier to understand!:beersmiley::beersmiley:
  17. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    They deliberately hold packages on certain days. Monday no deliveries on said st. Tuesday 1 delivery "air " on said st. Wednesday 14 deliveries on said st. Yea right.
  18. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    This will all be a distant memory in few years when Amazon gets their own thing rolling.

    We saw a huge Tuesday, apparently due to a traffic jam on I80 which kept over 50 loads from reaching their hubs.
  19. What is the deal w/ Surepost & how does it work & how do they even decide what gets bagged up to go to post offices & what just gets flat out delivered by Brown? Had a rural customer w/ 1 parcel today. As I was trying to leave, he tracks me down & says he's expecting 2, but the other 1 is the 1 that showed it'd be here today. I asked him if it was a light object. He said it was & I proceeded to tell him he'd probably be seeing it later from his mailman. Really wish I knew how all of this was decided when it comes to Surepost so I could better explain it to customers. Comes up a lot.

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  20. Is everybody caught up from bad weather? I sure as hell hope so.

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