Rate Increase

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by babboo25, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. babboo25

    babboo25 Active Member

    Just curious as to why UPS never freezes rates? Are they not allowed to,(monopoly?). We are always being pushed to get sales leads. Right now we basically have the same "published rates as FDX. But say FDX raised their rates and we don't. Wouldn't u think that would lead to increased volume? Also I just heard FDX took a major UPS account in Indiana, 5 trailers a day. Any word on this?
  2. VTBrown

    VTBrown Member

    You want UPS to freeze rates?

    How about our wages get frozen or better yet ask the government to freeze the cost of fuel. Or find cheaper health care....ect.
  3. babboo25

    babboo25 Active Member

    All i asked was a simple question, and u have to be a *****. I never said I wanted UPS to freeze rates, just wanted to know why the don't. Get back on the short bus and learn to read.... UPS wants more volume, freeze rates. Our wages in the next contract are minimal at that. And i am totally fine with what i am paid. Rate increases I believe are done for the sole purpose of the stock price. With so many families loosing their homes and jobs it would be nice to see UPS and other companies give a little break.
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  4. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    We have more vehicles that are gas hogs and UPS needs to pay for those.
  5. VTBrown

    VTBrown Member

    You asked a question and got an answer.

    You call me a ***** - yet it's a pretty simple to figure out, no?
    Lasted edited by : Dec 8, 2007
  6. tups

    tups New Member

    Wow, a little touchy? I think a good answer for you is that UPS cannot freeze their rates simply because the cost of doing business continues to rise every year, so they must raise their rates to stay competetive. I would think that for UPS the biggest costs are fuel, equipment and labor costs, and those costs are always on the rise. Otherwise, we'd all still be getting $10 an hour, and driving trucks made in 1940. (although more than of few of the truck in my center certainly appear that old) But the short answer is that it is a simple case of economics. Rates need to increase to keep up with the cost of doing business. Oh and by the way.....don't be critical of someone's ability to read, and start calling them names when you can't even get your spelling or grammar correct.
  7. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    He posts a great question though; say we freeze our rates for a year. Wouldn't the added volume, and the increased revenue from it, offset the loss of revenue from the rate increase? Also, wouldn't the stops be more condensed, therefore decreasing costs? Bottom line, is it better to make a dollar each on millions of packages or .50 each on thousands of packages?
  8. babboo25

    babboo25 Active Member

    Name one thing that i misspelled Einstein. By the way u misspelled competitive.
  9. tups

    tups New Member

    Wow what a *****!
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  10. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    He asked a question on a discussion board and shouldnt get wise ass answers. Then the name calling begins and its like world war 3 again. Grow up guys.
  11. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    I agree.:peaceful:People get too hostile on these boards, can't count how many times i've been hung up to dry because I posted something that someone else disagreed with. (Hope all my spelling was correct, lol)
  12. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    I disagree with your "agree"! I disagree with, aaaa...something about your posts, just don't know what yet.

    I know what! I disagree with your "Hope all my spelling was correct", yeah, that's it!

    So there!
  13. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    I hear ya Hman....
    Get you ballot in the mail? Ps Mets are making some lame moves this off season, agree?
  14. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    No ballot yet, Only lame move I see was Milledge. Any others I don't know about?? Don't worry, we will have Dontrell and Johann come spring training, that would be sweet!!
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You may get Dontrelle but Johan has already been fitted for a Red Sox jersey. SANTANA and 57 look really good on the back. Beckett, Santana, Dice-K, Schilling and Wakefield start and Papelbon will take care of the rest. If I were a Mets fan, I think I'd rather keep David Wright then get Dontrelle.
  16. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    No need to trade Wright for Willis.
    Sunday 8:00 p.m. Dec 9th 1st race at Woodbine harness
    #2 horse Colonel Cam 7/2 odds. oops off topic sorry.
  17. tonyexpress

    tonyexpress Whac-A-Troll Patrol Staff Member

    EXACTLY!!! :peaceful:
  18. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    I believe fedex announced their rate increase after we announced our rate increase. Their increase pretty much matched our increase. If we had announced a rate freeze, fedex would have probably done the same IMO.
  19. heyman

    heyman Guest

    Look FedEx Ground and Express set their rates off of UPS and always will. Worked FedEX for a few years and one of my center managers told me FedEx will always raise its rates soon as UPS announces theirs.
  20. VTBrown

    VTBrown Member

    No it's not a good question. If we freeze our rates, so will the competition. How will we gain anything from that? We already are more expensive.