Any truth to the rumor......

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by spif91, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. spif91

    spif91 Member

    that FedX told Amazon on the 16th of Dec. that their system was full and shut them off? Besides the ice storm and other weather related conditions was just curious if this might have caused part of our problems. This was my 31st peak wearing the Brown Santa suit and hope I never see one like it again......
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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is 100% true.
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  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    If that's the truth we did pretty well under the circumstances.
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  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Did they cut them off completely, or did they just freeze the number of loads/day? I imagine the second. How could Amazon even consider dropping UPS(as mentioned in another thread), if FedEx cut them off? If anything they would cut off FedEx, but that won't happen either.
  5. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    I for one would like to see proof of that. I think it is totally bogus.. We were slammed w/ amazon thru the 1st of the year.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I believe it was only for 1 or 2 days. At least that's what management told us , so as not to have a major backup of freight.

  7. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    Where did you see or hear that upstate?
  8. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    It's true Fed Ex put a limit on how many packages they would take from amazon.
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Upstate's correct. We were double the trailers before Tgiving and it only got heavier.
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    That's why we are the biggest and the best. We take on any challenge and this happens because of the hard working teamster army/force that we are.
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  11. Future

    Future Victory Ride


    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I hate to break the news to you guys delivering more Amazon that I ever did starting before Christmas
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  13. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    My amazon volume is up quite a bit too. I still see the other carriers delivering their stuff too though

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  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Our center picks up for a different catalog center and we usually gets lots of volume that the shipping dudes on the dock say is because, "FE won't take anymore." Last year, I filled up a rental a couple of times with NDA volume. Not sure if it happened this year or not.
  15. djkre8r

    djkre8r Member

    It would have been nice if THIS was reported so that the public would have seen WHY we were backed up!
  16. fiddledee

    fiddledee Member

    fdx does it every year. Many big shippers use fdx because they are cheaper during the year then switch us at crunch time.
  17. Mr Jingles

    Mr Jingles Rat out of a cage

    This was the rumor going around Corporate the week before Christmas and everyone was chest thumping but now it's more like butt thumping around here. People are keeping a low profile and not saying much.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do you think the public really cares why we were backed up?

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    It was only a couple of days. Like I said, Amazon volume for us has increased.
  20. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    why isn't it affecting their stock then? It is already forgotten. UPS just put out a poor pre estimate for last quarter. Buy more