Will UPS ever deliver ground on Saturday?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownsfan, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Brownsfan

    Brownsfan Active Member

    I am getting a thermos shipped fed ex(stupid Amazon) but for once this is a good thing cause it will be here on sat the 2nd and not the 5th like are pkgs will be. Do you think UPS will ever ship ground on Saturday?
     
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  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    NO.
    Studies have been done and they show that Saturdays are the worst day of the week when people are never at home.
    There are more outside activities planned for Saturdays, especially for those with children.
     
  3. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    Hell no.... Then they would lose all the saturday air charges.....
     
  4. j100701d

    j100701d New Member

    Not in this contract.
     
  5. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Well, FedEx ground delivers on Saturdays, but not Mondays. I talked to a FedEx driver who informed me of that, so both of us run 5 days a week just ours is a standard work week and theirs is kind of goofy
     
  6. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    They should, non sign fors. Get the volume out to keep days like Monday from being a complete blast. Plus give Saturday drivers and workers a little more hours.
     
  7. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    The USPS has been losing money forever and has talked about quitting Saturday delivery, so unless they charged extra for Saturday ground like air it will never happen.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Fedex Ground delivers Monday through Friday. Fedex Home Delivery, a division of Fedex Ground delivers Tuesday through Saturday. However, at co-locations where Ground and HD share a building, it is not uncommon for HD to deliver some of the Monday freight on Saturday or Saturday business deliveries in the HD system to be diverted to Ground to be serviced Monday rather than waiting until Tuesday.
     
  9. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    There are too many FedEx "divisions" to keep track of. But I knew one of them was Tue-Sat
     
  10. NHDRVR

    NHDRVR New Member

    +1
     
  11. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    I was talking to a usps guy a few weeks ago. When the topic of cutting Saturday came around the workers fought it and won. They will keep working 6 days a week.
     
  12. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Re: Will UPS ever deliver ground on Saturday?
    HERE, there was a pkg. driver (regular, full time) whose bid workweek was Tuesday through Saturday. I don't know what he was dispatched with on Saturdays (regular Sat. Air work versus grounds), never met him, but I saw his name on the day-off schedule for quite some time. My source tells me he's no longer with the company, and I haven't heard of anyone else bidding on, or assigned to, Tuesday through Saturday.
     
  13. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    -1 just saying.
     
  14. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    We have at least one guy here who works Tuesday through Saturday. They had put up a bid list when they wanted to start that, and he and MAYBE 1 other guy signed up for it. On Saturdays he does regular Saturday Air delivery like everyone else. If I didn't love my wife I might have done it, but to have just one day a week where we get to spend time together just wouldn't cut it
     
  15. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We have a few cover driver that work Tuesday through Saturday because of route cutting on Monday. I hope we never go to Saturday Ground.
     
  16. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Ok, I`m the CEO of UPS and I grant your wish. But you have to now work six days a week to do it. How do you feel about it now?
     
  17. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It would pretty much be a logistical nightmare and cost a fortune. If the union (agreed / allowed) it, it would all be a time and half.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Not necessarily--you are assuming the standard M-F work week. Read your supplement--it may surprise you that there is language in there addressing this.
     
  19. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Would never happen to many drivers would run into HOS problems. They would have to hire more drivers, local sort, preloaders, managers, etc and cut the hours we drive each day. Also they will have to pay the drivers time and half for the whole day. Is is not economically feasible to deliver ground on Sat.
     
  20. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    It`s me, the CEO again. You`re the low seniority guy and your schedule is now Tue-Sat. Enjoy.