Does FedEx Ground/Home Delivery Have PAL Stickers?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by big_arrow_up, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I've noticed that some of the packages that have already been delivered have what appears to be "PALs" on them. Those are what we at UPS have on our packages that tell preloaders where to load them and how us drivers find them. They are formatted almost the same way too. What gives? Just another copy cat attempt by FedEx or what?
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Pretty much the same. Our system is called Vision and has created lazier more thoughtless loaders. Decent concept half assed in practice.
  3. sjh

    sjh Member

    Are you talking about the little sticker with a route number and a sequence number? If so, FedEx has had them for awhile now, although drivers at HD still scan in every single box and most still hand write the sequence number due to collapsed routes or flexed areas (HD drivers have to load their own trucks).
  4. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    We've had PAL labels now for almost what seems like ten years now. They deployed them one building at a time. They say that imitation is the finest form of admiration. On behalf of UPS, your welcome.
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I'm sure FDX paid a pretty penny for the why would we thank you? Seems we all get the technology from the same vendors.
  6. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Funny you say that. Doesn't your ID badge say vendor on it?
  7. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

  8. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    It's only as good as the in-house coordinator responsible for it. If he or she sucks, Vision sucks. :(
  9. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    PIPn ain't easy.
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    why, yes it does. Why is that significant?
  11. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    Ground's Vision stickers are more similar to ups than HD's... we only have 2 main #s as you described, plus the package barcode # on the bottom in case the barcode gets damaged during transit & the QA clerk didn't do a barcode reprint

    hmm, on a second look, the barcode #s are also on your turn-by-turns paper (minus the first 7 digits)