How does a missorted package end up out for delivery?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by hupunothos, May 11, 2015.

  1. hupunothos

    hupunothos New Member

    Hi all,

    I am just a regular old residential customer with a question for you fine folks:

    I got an overnight package missorted in Oakland to Petaluma (North) when it should have gone to Monterey (South). In Petaluma it ended up on a delivery truck for that day. It eventually got re-routed back to me a day late but my question is how did it end up on a delivery truck?

    At the local outstation, isn't there a sorting process whereby when the package got scanned and there would have been a big ERROR ERROR STOP STOP THIS ADDRESS WILL TAKE YOU 4 HOURS SOTUH HELLO SILLY HUMAN ? At least I assume there is some automation. Aren't routes created based on the packages in the truck?

    Just wondering.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Were there any errors in your address on the label?
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    No "Left in Building".
  4. Gumby

    Gumby *


    My ass!
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  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    The out for delivery scan is automatically created on the due date. Unless the package received a physical scan on it ,to let the system know that package was not where is was supposed to be.
    What was in the paclage. Was it weed?
  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    @jumpman23 found it.
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  8. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Most likely the zip code was incorrect.
  9. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Shouldve used UPS. They never screw up.
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  11. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Package is routed by zip code, if incorrect zip code is on package, it will go to the station covering that zip. On a hand written AB, the pick up courier has a chance to correct the zip. If it's power ship, the courier doesn't have that opportunity. Then, in the morning, the station has address corrections (ACO) to packages before the packages even arrive at the station. If the address is close to or identical to an address at that station (i.e. 123 Main Street), it will assign it to the route which covers that address. I had one like that today, had exact same address as one on my route, city matched, but incorrect zip. I attempted to deliver it at that address, only to find out the zip AND city were incorrect. So that package showed out for delivery, even though the shipper made an error. We don't have a master system to show when a shipper screwed up. We have plenty of mis-sorts that are our fault, though. Just putting a package in the wrong can will send it to another city or even state.
  12. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    The wearable ring scanners do go bananas if/when a package handler scans a package that doesn't belong to them... they just have to pay attention to it.
  13. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    And sometimes they scan them to the right can/trailer, and put them in the wrong one.
  14. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Sometimes an old box is reused and although the shipper places the label with your address on it, that same box could have an old label on the bottom side of the box. If that box travels upside down, it goes to that old address. Not sure of your situation but you never now.
  15. RedAngel

    RedAngel Member

    United Package Smashers always get it done.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Aren't you the clever one.

    BTW, did you make $80K last year?
  17. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I don't even know why this question is posted. It's called human error get over it
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  18. RedAngel

    RedAngel Member

    No I didn't but now I'm really impress
    It would have been more impressive
    If those 80k were all for you and not 70k for you and 10k for the thugs you called union reps but that's just me.
  19. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    that's what Fredward and his minions would have us all to believe, but alas, jus tain't so.
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  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    $1K in union dues which I wrote off on my taxes and got $250 back.

    Thanks for playing.
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