Peak Volume Question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PeakSZN, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. PeakSZN

    PeakSZN New Member

    Started at UPS as a preloader two weeks ago. I knew this week would be bad due to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We've worked 8 hours each of the past two days. Tuesday was the most volume they said they've ever seen at my location.

    Does it get better (lighter) as Christmas approaches or does it pretty much stay at this Black Friday/Cyber Monday level?
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019
  2. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Well-Known Member

    It will get better for you after January 15th. Hope this helps.
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  3. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Seeing as how the hubs can't process all the volume coming through, the volume will likely plateau. If shipments start dropping, we probably won't see any change for at least a week until all the bottlenecked volume works through the system.
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  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    You ain’t seen nuthin yet
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Remember long, long ago, before all the tech, when they could actually predict peak day?
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  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    One of the drivers was looking at his volume forecast tonight for his route tomorrow. 40 pieces lighter. He just laughed. Ain't technology great.
  7. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Problem is it's not just 1 catalog from Sears Roebucks anymore. ;)
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  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You worked 8 hours all in one day?! Damn that's crazy .
  9. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Don't forget Montgomery Ward and Spiegel.

    Seriously, this guy started the same time as I did, and could use historical data, and come up with a better daily forecast than the dispatch system.
  10. Justaloader

    Justaloader Active Member

    Considering during off peak the moment you get near 4 hours they send you home? Damn right it's crazy.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    You need to fine tune your sarcasm meter as he was having fun at your expense.
  12. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I was in an auto parts store earlier today. A worker came in carrying a Yeti with the UPS emblem on it. We got to talking and the auto parts job was a second gig for him. He worked midnights in the hub I worked out of. He told me a lot of the PT'ers are getting 12 hours right now.
  13. Justaloader

    Justaloader Active Member

    As do you, as I was returning that sarcasm by being a wiseass. To go one step further, I'd stay out of conversations that don't concern you, especially when you getting involved just makes you look foolish. Best to be quiet and let people think you are a dimwit, versus talking and removing any doubt. Words to live by.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    How does one "be quit"?
  15. Justaloader

    Justaloader Active Member

    Lol - spelling error. It happens.
  16. BeardGang

    BeardGang New Member

    we out here banging out +10hr days for preload out here.. volume + their pace = :censored2: the bldg up
  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    The last several year, we have had a peak day right after Thanksgiving, it slows down a little and then ramps up to the real peak day, which has been even heavier than the right after Thanksgiving peak day.

    Our peak day after Thanksgiving has typically been very close to the actual peak day from the year before. I am not sure of this year's numbers, but would say that we are seeing the same thing this year. We are choking on volume.
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