Freight Volume Up

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bubsdad, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    Currently at our hub the supes are training UPSF new hires to pull triples and doubles. They are supposedly hiring 18 triples and 20 doubles drivers. I was talking with 1 of the supes doing the training and he told me freight's volume was up significantly in our area. He also said that UPSF authorized the hiring of 100 new drivers east of the Mississippi River. Sounds like they are banking on the misfortune of YRC?
  2. PobreCarlos

    PobreCarlos New Member

    Sure does. Even in a reduced economy, the loss of hauler the size of YRCW to the market has to make a difference. And, granted, while the demise of YRCW may by no means be a "sure thing", I've heard a lot of comments recently about shippers withdrawing their business from YRCW in anticipation of such an event. In somewhat the same fashion, UPS and FDX gathered-in some low-hanging fruit when DHL first announced a possible agreement with UPS regarding carriage of it's domestic air shipments; even though DHL did not announce that it was going out of business, its customers saw it as the first hint at such an announcement, and began to divert their shipments the point that, in the end, there wasn't enough left to make any carriage agreement with UPS meaningful.

    Not wishing for the downfall of YRCW to fall on anybody's heads, especially that of it's predominately Teamster employees. But if it happens, I hope UPSF is there to pick up its share of the debris.
  3. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    volume is definitely up here....hate to see the yellow and roadway boys end up like DHL, even though it is good for us.....but its a dog eat dog world
  4. BrownSuit

    BrownSuit Active Member

    That and likely also the focus of the salesforce being on Freight. Not much room for Growth with Small Package. Chances are customers are entrenched and will either use UPS or FedEx. We will go at each other and occasionally pick up some shipments here and there from the Post Office.

    Freight on the other hand . . . One of the more recent figures has UPS with 14% of the market share.
  5. Mike57

    Mike57 Member

    Posted today at for future openings . Tractor Trailer drivers for Addison Illinois . That is a package hub. I'd say that's a good thing . I know I jumped on it !!!!
    Out of work former DHL employee here .
  6. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    Welcome to the brown side. Hope it works out well for you.
  7. upssalesguy

    upssalesguy UPS Defender

    i think ups actually has under 10% of total market share.

    room to grow!