Do they unload the trailers on Saturdays even if not delivering? (on topic)

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  1. thetime

    thetime New Member

    Hey Everyone!

    It gets blazing hot down here in South FL, so whenever I receive a shipment for something like sensitive audio gear or a wooden instrument, anything remotely temperature sensitive, I always try to have it ship on a Monday, so I minimize the chance of it sitting in a 150° trailer over the weekend.

    Well my vendor screwed up this time and shipped out on a Thursday (today) and it will only take 2 days to get to me, so it should arrive at my hub on Saturday morning and spend the next 48+ hrs in a trailer baking in the sun, about 20 minutes away from my location.

    They don't deliver on Saturday in my area, so they're showing Monday delivery on the app, so my first thought was to call and see if I can pick it up Sat morning, but I can already tell from looking it up that they'll likely say no.

    If I choose to hold for pickup on the UPS smartphone app and select my hub that I know it will arrive to Saturday morning, will they unload it from the trailer on Saturday and let it sit in the (slightly less hot) hub warehouse to await pickup on Monday?

    .. or will it remain in the parked trailer over the weekend until Monday morning, at which point they'll unload the trailer and contact me for pickup?

    I know it isn't climate controlled in the hub warehouse either, but I'm sure the temperature is significantly cooler than inside the trailer or delivery van.

    Any input is appreciated, thanks!
  2. wilberforce15

    wilberforce15 Active Member

    This will vary by location and the size and schedule of that building. But, usually, yes it's going to sit there in the trailer until early Monday morning. Sorry.
  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Yes it's going to sit in a trailer all weekend melting if your hub does not run a Saturday operation. How far South?
  4. thetime

    thetime New Member

    :sad-little: Deerfield hub
  5. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    Either it's going to sit in a trailer and be protected somewhat by the other thousand boxes in that trailer or it's going to sit in a package car with less than 300 other packages in an all metal enclosure.
  6. thetime

    thetime New Member

    I was thinking that as well.. that the traveling part of the trip was probably just as hot. Still 48 hrs, or more, of unnecessary heat exposure bums me out, especially since I'm so close to where it'll be parked.
  7. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    You could call the 800 number and maybe have them hold it somewhere along the way so it can get delivered on Tuesday instead. Or call your shipper and tell them you're going to refuse the product and have him resend a new one on Monday?
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  9. Operational needs

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  10. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

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  11. BootsOnTarmac

    BootsOnTarmac Active Member

    Have it shipped Fedex Express next time!
  12. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Deerfield is not a hub. I thought they ran Saturday. I'll find out.
  13. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    It's too bad there isn't a service level that could guarantee it wouldn't sit in a hot trailer for days.
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  14. old levi's

    old levi's I used to care... but things have changed

    But that would cost more money...
  15. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Are you following the tracking info? Deerfield gets rail loads in early Monday morning for delivery that day.
  16. old levi's

    old levi's I used to care... but things have changed

    Everything I order online is 2 day, or next day, gives them less time to destroy it.
  17. hehe xd

    hehe xd Active Member

    Depends on the season and the priority rate of the trailer (most people on here don't know this, I have inside sources)

    i also work in FL (not stating which Hub) and most of them only receive trailers but no one goes in. Maybe the twilight/AM shift can send it off if you're lucky
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  18. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    Are t you a FT Sup?

    Also, in my center we unload 90% of our Monday trailers and have the stuff transferred into Monday package cars. We will hold 1-2 cold loads that will be unloaded on actual Monday.
  19. hehe xd

    hehe xd Active Member

    No I just get extra work with the higher ups regarding paperwork due to my experience with exel
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  20. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Sure- worry about the packages. How come no one gives a crap if an unloader is cooking in a trailer or if a driver has to work in a package car that is 150 degrees inside?
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