Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by OrioN, Oct 22, 2018.
I finish at the same time because we do pickups. The only difference would be how long you sit around for lunch. Is spending 1.5hrs sorting your truck before dispatch worth the extra .5hr at lunch time? Not to me, and not to anyone that can do math.
Why would it take an hour and a half to sort a truck? 15 to 20 minutes max.
We deliver boxes, this isn’t sorting envelopes. 300 packages take a while to sort through if you want to put them all in perfect order.
Three hundred pieces? All the more reason to sort them in stop order. You beat the drum, and rightfully so, about people who spend time in an unproductive manner. Stop order eliminates that when you can open the bulkhead door and go directly to the package without having to look for it or handle other packages to get to it.
Ok 25 min Max. You're just trying to justify not paying your drivers the time to do it.
These aren’t single piece stops. Back in a dock, drop 20 off here, 30 there and it clears out quickly. After that, everything should be loaded and easily found by the vision load label. You know what shelf it’s on and approximately how far along that shelf it should be, you don’t gain much sorting it perfectly.
I don’t care if they do it. I train them how to properly do the job without wasting that time and don’t entertain their whining when they complain about doing it.
Invest in a hand truck...
Or be like that guy
Not to justify what the guy did, but he wasn't provided the proper equipment to do the job. But hey... "OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE THESE SUPER LOW SHIPPING CHARGES!!!"
I’d go even further. This company pays crap for making freight deliveries.
A case of getting what one pays for, whether it's a guy who orders something online, FedEx Ground entering into agreements with contractors, or contractors hiring drivers. Sometimes it's all of 'em!
Yep. And if it were my driver, I’d tell him not to do it, but I get it.
Plus I happen to know UPS damages that stuff all the time too. We ain’t freight companies.
I don’t think the guy was that rough with it. Improper packaging.
Right. While reprimanding my driver, I would be shrugging my shoulders.
I agree. If it had proper packaging, like styrofoam around it, rolling it wouldn’t have made a difference.
Now the cynical part.
Fedex charges the contractor for the complaint and with it pays the claim.
Meanwhile, Fedex clears $70 on every package that size they deliver with a payable claim frequency of less than .01%.
There’s a lot of people in the industry shrugging their shoulders.
The shipper has to know anything that big is going to take a tumble or two. I think most don’t care, it’s easy to blame the “careless” fedex guy.
The only thing I’d be mad about is him not telling me he didn’t have a dolly before he dispatched.
And get paid multiple times.
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