Is it true that SurePost is going to be eliminated?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Martini, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Martini

    Martini Member

    Read somewhere that SurePost is going to be eliminated as early as January 2020.
    Is there any truth to this?
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  2. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

  3. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Where did you read this?
  4. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    Could be delivered on Sunday's with cheap 22.4 drivers.
  5. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    Good it’s getting harder for me to read that little writing the older I get
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  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I heard that amazon will be absorbing all our surepost. That RPCDs will be laid off and 22.4s will work every day.

    I also heard that PVD drivers are the new cover drivers and will deliver all our easy stops through out the year.

    That's just what I heard though. ;)
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  7. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    eliminating sure-post means more routes, which means supervisors training new hires .....not going to happen.
  8. Martini

    Martini Member

    I think it was on the website a couple weeks ago. The article didn't confirm or deny the rumor, it was just stating that FedEx got rid of theirs.
  9. Hadjabear

    Hadjabear Member

    Heard management say they didn't know if it was a complete elimination or not, I could see ups paying fedex some amount of money for then to offer 1 package a day as smartpost just so ups can say to us, look see they still do smartpost so we can still do surepost
  10. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

  11. Wyoming

    Wyoming Member

    From page 184 of the Agreement:

    United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS” or “Company”) and the Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee (“Union”) agree that the following will apply to Article 26, Section 4 of the UPS National Master Agreement:

    (1) In the event the Company’s competition eliminates its service comparable to Surepost, either nationwide or in any service area, the Company shall discontinue Surepost on the same basis.
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  12. Methods Man

    Methods Man Member

    curious if anyone has grieved this yet
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Has anyone grieved the obvious Surepost violations of oversize, overweight, and business deliveries?
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  14. Methods Man

    Methods Man Member

    Legit concern, however I think this would be a much larger impact than those slap on the wrist inquiries.
  15. Bob11B

    Bob11B Active Member

    I think about this daily when I am delivering to the post office.
  16. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Can you even grieve that? We can catch them and deliver them. The customer is the one putting the labels on.

    I've noticed a definite increase in stops that are 1 surepost piece.
  17. Bob11B

    Bob11B Active Member

    I would think you could...because it states the sizes in the contract. The customer may put the label on it but we choose which ones we keep or don’t. Good question though.
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We drone out all surepost now
  19. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Active Member

    There is a cute girl at the post office i deliever to so i hope they dont
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  20. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Well-Known Member

    Yes-It's true! Since every SurePost package is a small baggie, they have put up a bid sheet for 20,000 22.5 DDSP (Drone Delivery Service Providers) across the country. They will use our new drone technology to ensure excellent customer service while continuing the low cost SurePost rates. Hoffa and Hall already signed off on this. I signed the bid sheet and if selected will move to Atlanta where the DDSP's will be based out of. Ask your Sup tomorrow about it-great opportunity especially if you are ugly and want even less customer interaction than as a regular driver.