Sundays: Will We Follow UPS?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MassWineGuy, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    I haven’t been following the issue so I could have an erroneous understanding. But the guy at my local UPS store told me it’s a certainty that UPS will start doing Sunday deliveries. If anyone on the UPS forum knows any details, please chime in.

    If it happens, will FedEx do the same? And how, without paying massive amounts in overtime?
  2. Rutherford B Hays

    Rutherford B Hays gun accipere, et abire cannoli

    The guy in the UPS store is smoking crack.
    UPS is losing money on Saturday ground would lose even more with Sunday delivery
  3. DiadTrainer

    DiadTrainer Member

    crazy because I got an amazon package today and was like OH :censored2: WERE NEXT
  4. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Will 22.4 positions be the change needed to put weekend work into profit margin?
  5. Rutherford B Hays

    Rutherford B Hays gun accipere, et abire cannoli

    What volume will they process. Are they going to run full sort operations across the country
  6. Rutherford B Hays

    Rutherford B Hays gun accipere, et abire cannoli

    It may be different from where you are , but here our Saturday operations is like watching two monkeys covered in Crisco try to :censored2:
  7. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    When does Mondays volume arrive? If it’s there Sunday and they can run a sort and deliver it for less, then yes that’s what will eventually happen.
  8. Rutherford B Hays

    Rutherford B Hays gun accipere, et abire cannoli

    Here it arrives on Saturday and is processed on the preload Saturday for Monday delivery. Is there enough (profitable) pickup volume on Saturdays to economically justify a Sunday delivery day?
    Maybe well into the future, but not that anyone can say they have heard from a reliable source that it is a definite thing
  9. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    You advance Monday’s work to Sunday with 22.4 doing the preload into a five hour dispatch. 9-10 hours. You come in Monday, route is whacked, peace out. Sounds good? No money.
  10. Rutherford B Hays

    Rutherford B Hays gun accipere, et abire cannoli

    Most of the Monday work is business that is closed on Saturday. They going to be open on Sunday?
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  11. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    No, it’s not. There is a lot of residential percentage on Monday. Just not density. Good day sir, I see you are always going to get the last word. Good day.
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  12. Rutherford B Hays

    Rutherford B Hays gun accipere, et abire cannoli

    22.4 make more than the part time preload does too by the way.

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  13. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Except that you are eliminating their position, therefore not paying part time benefits and pensions, making the whole operation cheaper. Hey, you know it all. Drop another mic. It’s all good. You are probably the smartest man alive. Good day sir.
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  14. Rutherford B Hays

    Rutherford B Hays gun accipere, et abire cannoli

    Sorry didn't mean to voice my opinion and give an opposing view.

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  15. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Opposing view and narrow minded view are often confused. But hey, you’ll be CEO by next weekend, so my bad.
  16. Rutherford B Hays

    Rutherford B Hays gun accipere, et abire cannoli

    Glad to see you confused me for being narrow minded when I was just offering my opposing view.
    I accept your apology
  17. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    We as Express will probably not follow, ground on the other hand....
  18. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    @Rutherford B Hays is a savage wit the mic drops :laugh::shifty:

    Yo, Ive literally asked a sup about the possibility of Sunday's at UPS and he just laughed saying Saturdays are a joke.
    Id work a Sunday thru Saturday if they let me. Ptffft, but no
  19. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    We’re hearing Sundays this peak and then forever going forward. Good times. They can’t staff preload for the six day operation but somehow seven will work better. I can’t wait to find the one guy to work Sunday that’ll cover my whole area with his ten stops, gotta compete with Amazon. SMH
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  20. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Even in the small rural town I live in the USPS is running around here on Sundays and have been doing for the least the past several months. The point is why go out there on Saturday and Sunday delivering a third of a load each day only to find yourself back out there on Monday running over the same territory dropping that remaining third of a load ?Moreover, what if you get a big snowstorm on a Friday night? At least over the weekend you'll have a chance to get the roads opened back up.
    If you want to know what kind of feces are going to hit the fan in the coming days then all you have to do is to pay attention to Fat Freddy's address to shareholders and the business media. It was 6 or 7 years ago when he told Ground about all stolen motor freight coming their way along with the merging of Ground and HD and it's been a couple of years or more since he told you that you would be running weekends.
    For rural contractors finding somebody clean enough and sober enough to run on weekends will be a monumental challenge let alone holiday weekends But, then again they wanted in there badly enough so nobody's going to feel sorry for them. It's conform or get out......Losing money or can't find anybody willing to go out on weekends or on a holiday or in an ice storm ? Then contractors get your legs limbered up and go find a uniform that fits because chances are you're going to be the next lucky contestant.