Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by kingOFchester, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    Anyone else notice a significant decline in volume from the same time period last year? Trips that were rarely cut during the slower months are now being cut several times a week and this is October!

    I also notice that there are streets that always had at least a few deliveries now getting zero. Seeing a lot of Amazon packages, large ones at that, sitting on the steps delivered by the post office. Some even have the Amazon Prime logo. They are not all surepost, but rather USPS specific labels.

    Just curious if anyone else is noticing this. Think it may be time to short UPS. They may be able to post good numbers do to cost savings, but I assume the volume for the 4th quarter will be lower then last years 4th quarter if what I am seeing is happening across the country.
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We are just as busy but they still cut routes.
  3. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    The driver for Fashion Show Mall is getting killed with Nordstrom and Macys packages.
  4. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Our center manager actually said we were up 6% comps YoY this past week.
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We are up too.
  6. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    I guess its just what I see.
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    This week I only had 20 missed because of cut routes with them pulling me off the street. It's been a good week.
  8. cynic

    cynic New Member

    We went from working about 2 hours/day in September to working 4.5 hours this month and those of us with full-time day jobs are "crapping" ourselves. Volume on our sort has almost doubled and it is not even peak.
  9. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Its called hiding volume by the sketchballs that pay you every Friday lol. You know their always hiding volume to make themselves look better on paper.
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    No, not ups lol. They also don't edit time cards to pretty up their numbers!
  11. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    Its just random crap, peak this time around might end up being the heaveist of all time. Yet I see the buisness routes fall short in volume this year. Its a give or take in this buisness, day by day. Also, you have to think about the government shut down ontop of it all. Theres a million reasons as to " why " at UPS.
  12. BrownChoice

    BrownChoice Active Member

    The preload supe mentioned the shutdown st preload pcm today about, " if this continues into next week, were gonna have to rent some uhauls for closures..."
    i have also seen some pckgs being attempted 4 or even 5 days IN A ROW.... Boy id hate to be THAT driver....
  13. tre305

    tre305 Member

    If anythinh volume is picking up down here in SoFla. 40K expected for my center once peak fully swings into gear which of course we aren't designed to handle. Can't even handle anything over 26k and that's on a good day
  14. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    volume is SKY HIGH here. I am running 20 more stops a day than this time last year,and from the looks of it many of us in my center(myself included) will be filing excessive OT grievances right into Peak. I worked 55 hours this week.
    I believe this peak will be by FAR the heaviest my center has seen. I'm predicting people maxing out hours and bringing stops back as missed every day. I truly believe many last minute christmas gifts wont be delivered until the first or second weeks of January
  15. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    No reason to stock it in the stores when people will be buying it online. I see what you see and with our mgmt, it ain't gonna be pretty.
  16. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Volume is heavy where I'm at.

    It's been Peak since last Peak.

  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    yeah it hasn't slowed down much this year....been heavy since march. A light week after labor day and getting plowed ever since lol.
  18. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    Really heavy where I'm at. 26-28 hours a week since Labor Day. Checked through my pay stubs and last year at this time I was only getting 20-22.
  19. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    I see where a lot of people are talking about their hours and their work load. My question is about staffing. Are you all working with the same size staff. I know our trucks are going out heavy, however I know a lot of trips are being cut. Business routes seem to be normal, just not the house stops. Again, this may be just isolated to my area, but I find that hard to believe. We are running the same number of trips that we run during the summer months. From what I remember we were not cutting trips like we are now.

    Also, not saying volume hasn't picked up since summer, just that it seemed heavier last October.
  20. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It costs 50 an hour for a package car/feeder driver and about 30 to 35 for the same fedex. Post office worker is cheaper as well. You do the math.