DHL Out on Dec 10th?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownSuit, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. BrownSuit

    BrownSuit Active Member

    There are rumors going around that DHL will be cutting pickups at all but national accounts and only take returns and ship-ready envelopes effective December 10th.

    Has anybody else heard anything about this?

    This date coincides with when Resellers WorldWide Express and Unishippers have announced that they will no longer be providing their customers with DHL Service.
  2. edd_tv

    edd_tv Cardboard picker upper

    the only "official date" i heard was on January 31st 2009
  3. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    Might just be rumors, nothing on except for a service bulletin regarding suspending alcohol deliveries, dated 11-14.
    Under news release, same info as edd_tv stated.
  4. BrownSuit

    BrownSuit Active Member

    I've seen letters to customers and DHL Employee sites are stating Dec 10th, but I'm not hearing/seeing any confirmation or other news.

    DHL as usual is rather hush on their website.
  5. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    You're killing me guys, I'm trying to unload these..........................
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    $200 for 30 prepaid NDA letters? $6.67 to send something overnight to California? Remind me again why they are going out of business?
  7. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    I attended a dhl rally today that was held by my local in chicago. About 120 dhl drivers and clerks were in attendance and several politicans showed up in support.

    Dhl through i believe what is the warren act (could be mistaken) has notified our union now that they expect to be down to 50 employees as of jan 23rd. Another round of layoffs is expected on dec 1st. In our local alone at the end of august we had 854 dhl drivers not including clerks and in jan it will be a total of 50.
  8. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    We had a PCM recently where they told us that DHL will be out of our area by end of next week! And to hurry up and get those leads in!
  9. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I read on another forum that DHL will give its drivers with six years seniority severance pay for eleven weeks. This other forum was Teamsternet, they have a DHL Forum. The DHL guys in my part of the country are contractors, so they are not Teamsters.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008
  10. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Scratch, the reason the union held the rally today is because all of these people were told at the end of their shifts they were now laid off and not to report. Dhl has given severance packages to all of their non union employees but nothing to any off the union members.

    I was talking with the guys today and anyone with 15 years or less is now been laid off, and the next cut will be around the 20 year mark. Its just sad to even think about!
  11. tiegirl

    tiegirl tiegirl

    DHL has been making a pull out for many months now. Jan 30, 2009 will be the last official day DHL will pickup and deliver domestic packages. DHL's larger accounts have been promised pickup and deliveries until at least Dec 31, 2009. Accounts are confused and we are working hard to get their business. FedEx is out there. Accounts are being cut off daily without notice. Hope this is all for an increase to our UPS business. Go drivers !
  12. tiegirl

    tiegirl tiegirl

    You are not serious are you? But if you are I can explain it to you. In the mean time just keep picking up those packages!!
  13. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Sung to the tune of American Pie (please forgive me but I couldn't resist)

    Not so long ago
    I can still remember
    How their clown suits would make me smile
    And I knew if I had a chance
    I’d bust them about their bight red pants
    And they’d be embarrassed for a while

    But in November, they did quiver
    With every package they’d deliver
    Bad news in the paper
    Their volume soon would taper

    I can’t remember if I cried
    When I heard about how hard they tried
    Something touched me deep inside
    The day their business died

    So Bye-Bye Mr DHL Guy
    Drove your big truck to the pickup
    But the pickup was dry
    Big Brown and Purple were starting to sigh
    Singing this will be the way that you die
    This will be the way that you die
  14. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Heres an idea, while we are delivering and picking up from our current customers and doing everthing within our powers to keep them, you should get out of the office and find that dhl work and stop riding the drivers coat tails for your paycheck!!!!
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    I knew Buddy Holley. Buddy Holley was a friend of mine. Mr. DHL Guy, you are no Buddy Holley.
  16. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    For Big and Hoaxster

    Weezer - Buddy Holly

  17. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    Dang it, link not working but you get the idea:happy2:
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Click on the link at the top of the box.
    That will pop up a new browser window and redirect to Youtube and it will play.

    Thanx outta
  19. Porkman

    Porkman New Member

    I dont care what they say about us anyway,I dont care bout that!!:happy-very::surprised::funny::happy2:
  20. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Very good, Big. Is that a BB original?