Black Friday Pick Up Volume

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPSER110, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. UPSER110

    UPSER110 Active Member

    Anyone else get slammed with P/u volume today? I picked up 700 pieces from the local mall, would have had another 300 more from toysrus but it wouldn't fit and I had to make it in for the Air Shuttle. I'm driving a big UPS box truck for peak, it sucks.

    I guess today's volume exceeded any day from last year, just wait till all of it hits later this week.
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We had 3 trucks brick out at a small hunter's warehouse on the route next to the one I am covering. Plus all my regular PUs were very heavy.
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Tomorrow should be our easiest day of the week. We had a trailer come in a day early from Chicago and rather than hold it, preload unloaded it today. Today was not horrible and tomorrow could be nicer. Wed-Fri is going to be tough.
  4. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    We got destroyed with airs tonite feeders loaded to the gills and air drivers showing up way late !!!
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Wed-December 24th is going to be tough. Online sales up 30% today not to mention all signs point toward a huge Christmas season this year.
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I get paid by the hour!!!! Woo hoo!!!
  7. undies

    undies Active Member

    All these extra hours will help supplement the time after peak that I'm laid off :-/
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I heard our peak day was 24000, last yrs, tomorrow will be 23000. small centers. 58 routes in.
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We are getting close to that. There were 4 Ryders by the mechanics this evening. I wonder who they are going to have drive them. Although we did have 1 guy take a voluntary day off and a couple of people went out kind of light and helped with pick ups. I got in at 18:15ish and there were quite a few in already. I would guess that I was part of the last 3rd to come in.

    Not a terrible day.
  10. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Wednesday I had a 9.97 dispatch, Friday I worked 7 hrs, Today I punched out 730, most in. It was probably a 7 hr day by their numbers. 337 pcs del, 135 pu, 80 miles. All I know is it took me 10. it is going to be brutal, they are not prepared.
  11. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Our hub moved 260,000 volume on our twi ,. and 140,000 on midnight, yesterday/this am. This is easily above last years #s. Impressive.
  12. stealth8

    stealth8 Active Member

    My last day is tomorrow. Whoooopeeeeee!!!!! Punching out after 33yrs in delivery. Good Luck Fellers!
  13. congrats brother!!! Enjoy it
  14. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    The Des Moines Iowa building had a Sunday sort. They said the volume was 150,000, which is unheard of for a building that size. Some 68 long boxes from Amazon unloaded. This is the time of the year to be a feeder driver. Literally, you can't tell a difference between peak and a day from the middle of the year. In fact, we have so many contract drivers working that we may actually work a little less than normal.
  15. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I'm jealous .
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I was horribly wrong.

    Today was super heavy, plus we had late air. The PO sort was not done when we left, so they sent out bags with late air. I got 4 PO bags and 8 loose boxes for the PO, only 2 air packages. I hope this is not how it goes for the rest of peak.
  17. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I'm on va-ca this la la la la la la :wink2:
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I was last week. Was the perfect week to be off.
  19. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    last week... no... this week yes

    black friday and cyber monday... it's gonna suck for little bit
  20. UPSER110

    UPSER110 Active Member

    Today was the lightest delivery day I have seen the past couple weeks, It was nice to stop and buy my helper lunch and relax for a few. Pick ups in the evening were heavy again though from cyber Monday. Tomorrow we are gonna get slammed, we have the last available cover driver working... and its not even December, talk about being short staffed.