any word of this dhl..."merger??"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by coldworld, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    Does anyone know if ups is still going through with it. There was talk earier about dhl leaving the us for good? Does anyone know anything?
  2. pretzel_man

    pretzel_man Well-Known Member

    There was no DHL "merger".

    There is a proposed contract where UPS will move DHL packages in our air network. Its being debated in congress...

    I'm betting it will be approved.

  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I also believe it will be approved primarily because it is not a merger. If it were a proposed merger it would be dead on arrival due to the anti-competitive nature of such a deal. The fact that we are basically being paid ($1B/year) to fly their air cans is a pretty sweet deal.
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    from what I understand DHL willbe just plain-old shutting it's doors and heading back to Europe.
  5. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    I guess nobody saw the merger part in quotes.
  6. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    Maybe you should've used a smiley. :thumbsup:
  7. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    I have heard they are leaving but I have also heard about the deal so I don't know what is going on?
  8. cow pie baker

    cow pie baker New Member

    got a buddy who works for DHL he said at their contract time(some are Teamsters) there was a rumor that Fedex was buying them. He said they are really hurting, laying folks off.
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    so how does one aquire a handle like "cow pie baker" :wink2:
  10. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    heck yea they are...:surprised:
  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    We were told that DHL dumped their entire sales force.
  12. VoiceOfReason

    VoiceOfReason Telling it like it is

    Except their US based international sales people. Everyone else got shown the door. They will be out of the domestic air and ground game soon.
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Seems they are already out of domestic air and ground in some areas. Customers are calling in to DHL for a pickup and no driver shows up. Don't know how widespread this is.
  14. Mr Jingles

    Mr Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Info for DHL customers?
  15. more than 30

    more than 30 New Member

    Seems that not too long ago UPS considered DHL the scum of delivery companies, now they wish to get in bed with them...
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    It's after midnight that 2 is looking like a 10
  17. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    DHL recently stopped regular daily service to some of the outlying areas
    near me, (now they are going once or twice a week)
    FedEx Account reps are already transitioning existing DHL customers
    (as I'm sure UPS reps are as well)
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's called revenue and with our stock at $51.70 we can't afford to turn our noses up at anything.

    On a side note, I am watching the Today show and they are talking about a possible merger between GM and Chrysler, something you never would have heard about until the Dow decided to freefall.
  19. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    thats what the scuttlebutt is... its REALLY bad!!!
  20. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    you HAVE to check this out!! WOW!

    Running it into the ground!!!!