Question on misroute

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by thebrownbox, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. thebrownbox

    thebrownbox New Member

    So I had a misroute due to a computer flip.. On a white sheet on the truck it said Good SPA, Wrong truck

    So my question is what is SPA?
  2. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    The action of scanning a package and putting a label on it.

    Scan Print Apply
  3. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    Scan, Print, Apply - I think...

    Referring to the PAL
  4. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure "SPA" is the people that put the PAL labels on the package.
    EDIT: dang I'm slow
  5. thebrownbox

    thebrownbox New Member

    Thanks a bunch.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'd like to also add my thanks because I had no idea what SPA stood for, although I did know it had something to do with EDD. As a pkg car driver, I have developed an appreciation for the folks that work in the SPA and overlook the less than 1% of the pkgs on my car that are either a bad PAL or do not have a PAL label on them. However, the PAL labels that are placed right on top of the bar code will usually have me cursing at the SPA people--thank goodness for "Find BC".
  7. thebrownbox

    thebrownbox New Member

    yeah I hate the people who put the label right on the barcode if it's not covering the whole label I may leave it.