What is the difference?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by blkmamba, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. blkmamba

    blkmamba Active Member

    Had a delivery at my current job from a UPS freight driver and realized I have no idea what freight actually does (besides deliver)...how are they different from package?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They handle LTL dock to dock.


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  3. blkmamba

    blkmamba Active Member

    Got it. Thanks. Seems like a waste of money with LTL
     
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    They deliver boxes larger that 150 lbs.
     
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    They deliver more than medical equipment. :clown:
     
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Not always. One delivered a 20lb sheet of plastic to my house while my pc driver delivered two Sleep Number beds. Both deliveries dictated by package dimensions rather than what was the more efficient method.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    LTL often makes a lot of sense.


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  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    "Efficient methods"? I think they must be in the same place as our turkeys....we don't use those methods here...lol
     
  9. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    We handle a whole lot of weight classes, most packages are on the larger side or at least a lot of small packages. Most of the time if it is a lighter object it is usually a large box that would waste a lot of space on a package car
     
  10. blkmamba

    blkmamba Active Member

    Care to elaborate?
     
  11. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    Big dollars in freight. Freight makes way more profit per employee than package. At least that's whats posted on the internet.

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  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Small package used to offer a discount if you sent 200 lbs or more in a single shipment to a single consignee. It was called Hundredweight. I say used to as I think it was phased out soon after we bought Overnite.

    It may be cheaper to ship 40 cases of paper LTL than small package. It sure would be a hell of a lot easier---palletize the load, use forklift, on/off.


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  13. Freight doesn't makes jack.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Overall? No. Per employee? Yes.


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  15. What do you mean? I'm not picking up what you are saying.