Ground did something right!!

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Kevinmevin, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Kevinmevin

    Kevinmevin Member

    We processed over 800k this past monday alone at my hub.. given we were doing 400k the week before peak and while there was chaos everything went went well without any major major problems. They planned well. Ground is getting better.
  2. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    So you also know about the trailers sitting in yards without enough tractors to move them? Doesn't matter how many are processed if it doesn't go out the gate!

    That's not including the backed up freight from the storms... Going to get REAL ugly!
  3. serco

    serco Member

    Bad? We were just informed we will be asked to run this Sunday because of trailers not making the sort. Does anyone know where the road shut downs are?

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  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    one reason things seem mild is the 1.2 million Walmart pieces that jumped ship for UPS. No explanation.
  5. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Welcome to our world.
    We're always asked to make up for other people's problems.
  6. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

  7. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Every time we have late frt. they expect miracles out of us CRRs.
    Example: No late Anda drugs, no late Apple shipments, take all Amazon pkgs. out the day they arrive in the sta. no matter what the commit date on the label, same with Macy pkgs.

    We actually get individualized messages from disp. that identify "high priority" Apple pkgs. that must be del'd on time "even if left building late".

    Sam, you just don't know. Stay with Ground.
  8. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    Same with Target and Walgreen P1 pharmacy packages. We left the building at 10:00 yesterday. I didn't have any of those, but the couriers who did were supposed to skip stops to get those there by 10:30.
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    But then again, you guys hold freight until its "due date". The whole model makes P/D more difficult than it needs to be. That's just Express castrating itself and it really torques customers off.
  10. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    something this outfit absolutely positively excels at
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When I first started we used to do that. If a pkg was sent 2nd Day Air within the same zone it would be held until the scheduled delivery date. We quickly figured out that it was more cost effective to just deliver it when it reached the destination center. Sure, customers were getting a service level above the one that they were paying for, but they were actually paying for air service when it would get there the next day via ground.
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Sorry, Dave, but I never saw anything being held until it's "due date."

    Shoot, I used to do same day deliveries in the summer.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It was quite common for UPS to hold air in Philly and then release it on it's scheduled delivery date.

    I had a same day delivery today. Picked it up at the college bookstore in the morning and delivered it in the afternoon.
  14. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Doesn't the pkg. have to go through the system?
    I pick up stuff that is going to a place I'm gonna be at later but, I don't deliver it.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's what my center manager said.
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    if the package doesn't go through system does the shipper still get billed?
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes .
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I received a Walmart package Monday at 8:45 AM. by FedEx Ground. So when did they jump ship?
  19. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    As we approach the 24th ... awwww ... grabbing the "hot cocoa with marshmallows"

    The weather is getting crazier by the minute; blizzards in the Midwest, cold as **** in the East and 75 degrees in the South and it's just December 6th:likeit:

    Yes, Fa-La-La !!!!!

    Trailers stacked with late freight, held freight, too much freight ... it must be peak, huh?
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    They didn't completely. Last weekend Ground line haul drivers showed up to distribution centers to find roughly 20% of the trailers they had expected were replaced by UPS trailers. Understandably this caused a stirring at the highest levels of Ground. I think Ground has regained that volume now.