Peak starting early

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Seeinghabits, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Seeinghabits

    Seeinghabits New Member

    Any other stations getting killed the past couple weeks?

    It seems like Monday/Wednesday and Thursday we are hitting peak numbers and it’s only November.

    It’s going to be an ugly one
  2. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    We've been busy for close to two months now. They have added close to 10 new routes since labour day and we still have days management is begging people to come in early or stay late.

    Our peak plan starts on Wednesday but I think :censored2: is really going to hit the fan starting Monday.
  3. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Christmas is on Tuesday this year. Which is earlier than most years.
  4. cosis

    cosis Member

    our stations been heavy the past month or so...
  5. Seeinghabits

    Seeinghabits New Member

    Yeah our peak plan won’t be in place for 2 weeks yet, our senior actually tried to tell us he thinks it will slow down for a few weeks........

    Yeah it’ll slow down in December when we’ve been busy since September
  6. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    Many will be delivering on Sunday 23rd
  7. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    I guess technically it’s earlier than the years when it’s on Weds, Thurs, Fri, or Sat...but I’m not understanding how Xmas being on a Tuesday this year is making us busier right now.
  8. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Besides literally everything on the internet being free 2 day shipping i really don’t know where this volume came from.

    Honestly I haven’t seen it this busy in a really long time
  9. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Well-Known Member

    wouldn't know, I'm on FMLA taking care of my wife after hip replacement surgery :wink-very: As tough as being a nurse/cook/laundress/gofer etc can be, it sure beats working..
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  10. TheJackal

    TheJackal Well-Known Member

    Our station's been a bit heavier. But, we're delivering next day's freight. As for being ugly.....maybe people are just ordering early.
  11. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    We've been heavy since August and we're also doing next-days just to stay ahead of the freight because apparently nobody can plan for spikes in our area.
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    We’re getting hit with a snowstorm currently. Should keep things ridiculous for the next 4 weeks.
  13. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    We’ve been blown out for the last three weeks. Our station started the Peak plan last Monday. It’s on! Lol.
  14. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I'm inside grinning my head off. About 6" of snow today.
  15. We have 40 rental vans in our parking lot but have not seen any new hires to use them unless mgmt is poaching Amazon flex drivers.
  16. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    On line sales this past Wednesday through Black Friday up 26.3% from last year. Cyber Monday expected to smash last year's record.
  17. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Super light in my station today. I have a third of the stops I’ve had the last three weeks.
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I heard UPS is looking to move it this year.
  19. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I heard the same thing. It sneaks up on ups every year.
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I can't blame them. If it was on the same day every year then UPS wouldn't run into that problem.