Extremely light volume. Anyone concerned?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scisector9, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. scisector9

    scisector9 Active Member

    We had unprecedented light volume today. So light that we cut more routes today than Monday. It was even mentioned at our pcm this is the lightest volume we have seen in a long time on a Friday. Told us to "work together and do the best we can."

    I even talked to our DM who was in today and he said the Amazon post office volume mixed with the storm out east was the root of our problems.

    I am curious if other buildings are having similar issues and what; if anything, any of you have heard. It makes me a bit worried that we have been asked the past two weeks if we would like to take a week off without pay.

    I'm only a year and a half into my career driving for brown so I don't know if this is typical for this time of year or if there are other issues at play. How did we weather the recession? I have seniority on 12 plus drivers so I don't anticipate any sort of layoff but I am interested in the cycles of ups and what to expect moving forward.

    Thanks and cheers!
  2. Been about normal here except for rural routes. They have been extremely light.
  3. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    Could be from some on New England shutting down on Tuesday. Also it's usually light in January. I don't think it is anything to worry about.
  4. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    DIM weight will put a dent in volume.
  5. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Business as usual
  6. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    People picking their squares for Sunday.
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  7. root

    root Calm down, i'll handle it

    from what I have been told, still about normal here.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Volume was down the first part of the week due to Juno but was up the past few days. Drivers in the affected areas can expect a bump in volume from those snow-bound folks with little else to do but shop online.

    (Local maternity wards should expect a bump in volume in 9 months. :))
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  9. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    It usually slows now. Then a bump for valentines day. Lightens up till Easter. Then when the weather starts to warm up. The volume will be back to normal for the rest of the yr. Our volume is normal here. I am concerned about tho dim weight. I believe this may be a mistake
  10. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Just a reminder, you need one punch a week to keep your Teamcare benefits. Don't get screwed over this change in our benefit package that was sold as being as good as our old healthcare plan.
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  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    12 he days. I wish it was light enough for me to be concerned.
  12. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    You guys need some section eight housing. My second peak is about to start when they hit the jackpot on their taxes.
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  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Heavy in NJ metro.
  14. jaker

    jaker trolling

    You sound like you are in the west and they have been saying all week we will be light Thursday and Friday

    I didn't see the light volume on my route since I punched out at 7 on Thursday and 8 on Friday , but there rumors of it being light
  15. twoeddies1

    twoeddies1 Member

    Feels like peak the past two days in NYC
  16. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Due to the storm we ran a Tuesday setup the whole week +2 additional cars.
  17. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    That's hilarious because there's one neighborhood in downtown here that's section 8. And I can recall having 6 new iPhones this past summer for a house down there.
  18. Brownslave688

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

    I agree to some extent which is why I'm amazed we hired so many perm full time drivers this summer.

    Management kept saying after the new year big things were happening and it would all make sense. Well...... Waiting

    BSWALKS I Wanna Be Sedated

    Crushed in my center. Stop count was up almost 50%, but they gave me an extra 10 minutes in the time allowance.
  20. Ecw21411

    Ecw21411 Active Member

    Killed everyday this week