I was just curious how prepared for peak your center is? Have there been plans discussed? Is your center staffed on drivers, loaders, etc? This is my second peak with brown as a driver and I have to say it seems like they have their stuff together this year. They have hired several permanent drivers, and as of right now with 10% vacation we are sending home anywhere from 3-6 drivers a day. They have two training now for perm ft, and plan on putting 12 seasonals on for peak. I have seen senior drivers and on car supervisors cross training pt supervisors for pkg car, and they even have a bid sheet up for drivers interested in training the new seasonals with the incentive of a fifty cent an hour pay increase. We have had people at our center (my guess corporate or contractors?) looking at adding a second belt addition onto our center that would allow for another ten package cars to be docked and loaded daily (we street on average 45-50 routes daily). Our center manager has discussed running a second smaller sort with a third start time (currently 8:35 and 8:45 with an additional start time of 10:00 with an all resi split cars) for any additional overflow if needed. He has also proposed having additional peak routes with all heavy businesses and pick ups. For example a busy four lane highway that is primarily businesses would essentially be broken up for one heavy business route with little to no resis instead of two routes covering that main street in sections, one car would essentially drive all the way up and down this major commercial street. Being green behind the ears to this whole operation I am not sure if this is all lip service and pipe dreams or if this peak might actually be smoother than the one I experienced last year for my first time. P.S. Our center manager told us at a weekly "safety meeting" that they plan on all of us working similar hours to what we are now. We all laughed out loud but that was never mentioned last year, ever. Wouldn't that be something? CHEERS!