New Single System

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by sadmanhere, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. sadmanhere

    sadmanhere Member

    i'm in the new York area and they are replacing vrp with single system.. from what I know about it I don't see it working.

    any feedback on how it is working?
    and any ideas why fedex made this change? I hear its to save cost on paper
     
  2. BoxDriver

    BoxDriver Member

    Anyone who told you it's to save on paper cost, if serious, is an idiot. Stay away from that person.
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Nice feet.
     
  4. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    It’s to facilitate overlap. Manifests will be more accurate with everything running through one system.

    HD guys seem to hate it. They cry about loading sprinters, can’t figure out how to read an address label to find the right box, don’t want to have to sort an area during the day, that’s about it. They’ll get used to it.
     
  5. sadmanhere

    sadmanhere Member

    we sometimes jam pack our trucks to were the cabin is filled up...we need to know exactly where every box is to grab
    we don't have the time to look through labels ...we want to see the marked sequence from afar to grab and go...

    hd works at a much faster rate than gd....we do a lot more stops during the day and hour. most of the gd trucks here are half full...so they have space to look through labels. like i said we are jam packed we dont have the room or time to go through labels....

    i don't understand why they can't make the whole system vrp...... i have had ground drivers come and help hd doing routes they never done before and they said they wouldnt be able to help out if it werent for vrp,..if it was vision there was no way they would have completed the route...

    its not about figuring it out or reading labels....its about time spent...its much easier to find a box when you mark it in bigger font with your marker than to look at labels.....
     
  6. sadmanhere

    sadmanhere Member

    thats my gf feet...glad you like
     
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  7. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Here's a thought, fine sort your truck before you leave the building.
     
  8. sadmanhere

    sadmanhere Member


    im guessing you do not do HD in a metro area.......

    vrp is faster.....i can fine sort my truck but vrp is faster to locate and load period
    im looking for responses from HD guys not gd who have no knowledge of vrp
     
  9. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I'm Express and fine sorting is faster than VRP.:happy:
     
  10. sadmanhere

    sadmanhere Member

    how many stops/packages do you fine sort on average?
     
  11. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    More than hd.
     
  12. floridays

    floridays Well-Known Member

    Great answer, how many just to get an idea what your day is like. How many miles a day also. Just curious. .Daily avg stop count/ piece count and miles driven. San Francisco correct? @McFeely check this out if he answers.
     
  13. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    I do both, have used both systems, VRP is a garbage program that deserves to die. I can work faster without it. Sprinters will be all but obsolete with an overlap contract except in rural areas that service few pickups. You’ll get used to vision or you’ll find another job.
     
  14. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Vision works fine for HD. It’s not perfect on routing, but neither was VRP. VRP was a terrible and outdated system. Loading the truck isn’t a problem if you set your shelves and clusters correctly.
     
  15. sadmanhere

    sadmanhere Member

    again...how many stops do you guys avg a day? how many packages? we avg around 150 stops 200 packages
    in peak season forget it...we do well over 220 stops and well over 300 packages.....

    i dont see single working at all....our trucks are filled to the max..even the cabin is filled up to 20 stops...

    vision/single.....is doable with less stops...you have room in your truck to move around packages and look for them

    and vision/single makes it almost impossible for emergency help...for example a gd driver came in to help a hd route and he said he would have not been able to do 20 stops on that route if it was set up for vision...he had no knowledge of the area...but was able to complete the day with vrp...
     
  16. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Your routes aren’t unusual or anything we aren’t dealing with. I’ve got trucks averaging 150-180 stops per day and are handling the new system just fine. If you struggle to cover then it’s a training/management issue.
     
  17. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Also, the fact that drivers are being allowed to go out with their cabs stuffed points to piss poor management. Stop putting drivers at risk.
     
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  18. sadmanhere

    sadmanhere Member

    its not about handling it.......its about whether its as fast...

    i see no PROS to this over VRP
    i just see CONS

    a big con is how its difficult to jump from route to route or help out a different contractor on a new route

    i see no pros to it can you shed some of the pros since you're running it
     
  19. sadmanhere

    sadmanhere Member

    cargo is allowed in the cab if its tied down. get off your fedex highhorse
     
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  20. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Right... I’m sure stuffing the cab with 20 stops isn’t restricting a drivers view at all or blocking access to safety equipment. Unless you’ve mounted fire extinguishers overhead I’m sure it’s buried in packages. And you’re full of it if you’re saying your drivers are securing it when leaving the terminal or after every stop.

    Pros: No more garbage VRP
    No looking for missing packages
    Faster dispatch

    Like I said. If you set up your clusters and shelf assignments then the loading in the morning is a breeze.