Peak is here?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by LKLND3380, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    Anyone else get hit hard yesterday (Thursday 01/03/08)? This was heavy and no seasonal help...

    Boxes with obvious Chirstmas markings on the outside...

    We were slightly below the projected numbers for peak but here it is January and the stuff is still coming... :knockedout:
  2. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Active Member

    Yup, same here. Our center called in about 10 helpers, the other center in the bldg called more. Supposedly a neighboring bldg was looking for 50 helpers. After 100 years,they still have NO idea.:anxious:
  3. Golfnut54481

    Golfnut54481 New Member

    We got pounded in the frozen Tundra as well....
  4. danlin

    danlin Member

    Our preload ran 7000 normally they do around 4500. I ran EAMS and ended up with 11.99 hours yest.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Same here in Connecticut
    Everyone was overdispatched, It felt like Xmas all over again
    I did a residential split route with 186 stops
    I came in at 610 pm and was the first one back
    They asked me to help people but I told them I did enough stops already

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Just curious?

    Could all of that extra work come from that train derailment we had before christmas

    Seems like a big difference in time but I dont remember that many xmas packages being delivered after the holidays until yesterday
  7. Extremely heavy here too, so much pick-up volume from Wednesday that train ran out of room for trailers, they sent several loads with contractors. Saw the sign-up sheet here to recall all willing driver helpers. Word was they think more business than normal worked New Years Eve, so two days worth of volume in one. Time will tell real soon, so much for their technology, did they stop asking pick-up accounts if they would be working certain holidays?
  8. oldupsman

    oldupsman Guest

    Same thing happened in Metro Philly yesterday too. Sounds like the whole east coast got hit. Train derailment theory makes sense.
  9. Phil800101

    Phil800101 Member

    We got nailed the last two days in my center as well. I know they were sending out helpers yesterday, not sure about today though.
  10. supercool

    supercool Member

    Our hub had early start times for night sort (which didn't make any sense because twilight didn't finish in time, and everyone knew that would happen). We had about 15k (about 20%) more volume than normal, and all the seasonal hires are gone so we were shut off about 1/3 of the time so the load lines could play catch up...
  11. We were a bit heavier today as well, forecasted was 12,500 and we ended up with almost 18,000
  12. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    Shut off so the load lines could play catch up??? Someone is going to be fired over that one... :wink2: I am always bitching about the flow and just stack it out... Then the guy at the end gets hit with all the missed work...:knockedout: So when all this happens and packages are all stacked out down the line... EGRESS ISSUES... Someone on the belt pushes the shtop button... Supes come up "why is the belt off..." Of course no one knows who shut it off and the supes can not walk throug because of EGRESS blocked... So we start cleaning up...

    Then the Center Manager strolls up asking what the problem is and we tell him the flow is too heavy and he goes into his speal about we are only at 60% and should be able to do more... Then I point at the three foot stack of packages that are unsplit and half unSPA'd hitting us like a Tsunami... Never mind the over 70s crushing the smalls..

    Life at UPS:peaceful:
  13. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    Looks like I started a good thread here...:smart:

    We figured it was all the bad weather with those snow storms...
  14. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    I was on vacation this past week..however I did run into a few drivers yesterday (Thursday)...they both indicated that the volume was extremely heavy...which caused excessive AM time, which caused late air deliveries, probably several drivers over 11 hrs.

    Glad to see that the 2nd 100 years are starting off so well
  15. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Very heavy here too. Kinda like peak but without the helpers. Part of me wants it to stop. In January I'm not in the mood for this type of thing, not right after peak.
  16. mcquaig

    mcquaig New Member

    heavy in ga every rt was in the red calling back helpers for monday
  17. B4real1

    B4real1 New Member

    Heavy here in Ohio, didn't run this many during peak, but did have cold pizza waiting for us....:sick:
  18. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We have been buried also the last two days. Thursday morning the power went out in the Hub, Midnight Sort did not finish and Preload started a couple of hours late. No generator in our building, although UPS SCS down the street has one. Today, we got out of the building at 9:45, an hour late. Drivers had to pull with NDA still coming down the belt. They were asking for volunteers to work Saturday to deliver the missed air. We had some Preloaders go out to work as Helpers, we were told not to work them past 5:30 PM. I don't know what is going on, I heard that the P'Dale Hub rolled over 70 loads, although that could be an inaccurate count. My Stop Forecast today was 200 stops, 70 over my normal amount. I ran my Peak Trace today, the extra Split Cars were put in, luckily I was dispatched with only 150. I don't know what is going on, if it is stuff thawing out from somewhere else, shippers working an extra day, or a lot of after Christmas discount sales. I saw a lot of QVC, Melaluaca, and Nutrisystem boxes today.
  19. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    Today (Friday) was a peak day for us without the helpers at P-Dale. I left with 180 stops. Non-peak, I usually run around 130 with my 21 pickups (that blow out my truck). Some guys left with almost 300 stops. The hub was trying to get preloaders to run with us as helpers. I got one but she stood me up at our meet point. I'll be chatting with her Monday AM. :angry:

    We are expected to be even heavier Monday as many loads got passed down to daysort. Seems just like peak without the help of split routes and helpers.
  20. bigdog

    bigdog New Member

    Southwest region sat 500,000 pkgs (59,000) in Whitescreek Hub alone