Surepost intercept/hold

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by fres431, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Anyone else hear about the new surepost intercept hold? It was explained to me that is a sure post package is let's say in the ups system to be delivered to post office on Monday but yet the actual final destination has a different ups package to be delivered on Tuesday the hub is supposed to hold and retain that surepost package and then it becomes our work to deliver sure post package with the normal ground package on Tuesday. This just a peak thing?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Nope, it's a new contract thing, but I don't think we will hold a Surepost today to link it up with a ground package for the same address tomorrow.
  3. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    They did it today in my hub filled up about half of a 500.
  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Why not? At least in the same time frame as the PO.
  5. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    have been seeing it a lot,the spa labels print out the date its to be delivered instead of the truck
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I like the idea, but would be the dumbest idea if we were just doing it for peak though.
  7. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    The contract says the company will continue to develop new technology to be used to keep sure post on our trucks within X amount of months (forget how many off the top of my head). Looks like they're are doing it.

    It has been implemented in my center as well.
  8. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    120 days from ratification.
  9. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    Right we should take it to the po today so they can deliver it tomorrow when we will be making a delivery at the same add.

    Thank god we don't do as u do because we would all be divorced, living in a condo with a cat that pisses on the wall and just sad.
  10. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    We won't hold A package. We're holding thousands as we post.
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Sounds like remote delivery to me.
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

  13. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    Started last week at my center. Today's spa label says DELV 1030.
  14. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    I had three surepost pkgs for a farm house today. There were NO UPS ground pkgs with them only surepost and a couple of them were held from yesterday.

    That's electronic Rural Remote.

    So I suppose the company can hold the proximity stops that are to be (and have been) implemented in the surepost language on Mondays and reduce the workforce 90% guarantee by withholding stops secretly?

    Who is watching and monitoring this program except drivers?
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We had a flatbed cart full of these DELV packages waiting to be processed tomorrow morning.
  16. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    the surepost packages have to be more than 10 pounds or greater than 3 cubic feet
  17. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    You point is moot. If they were not holding them you would not be delivering them.

    Package comes in on Monday package is held for Tuesday for a proximity package.

    If there isn't one on Tuesday goes out in a bag for the PO on Monday.

    How does this allow them to cut routes on monday?

    I however do agree that there needs to be more oversight to ensure the program works as intended.

    It is really in the beat interest of the company to keep this work on our trucks for revenue purposes.
  18. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    Actually, the point isn't moot because the proximity addresses are addressed (no pun) in the language as I said and no one is liable to report the daily recap to the locals or any level above them...that we know of.

    I also had noticed a commercial stop on my route going to the p.o. and a resi pkg going to the p.o. that I had a ground pkg for.

    All commercial stops should come out of surepost as well.

    We can deliver the less than 10# pkgs and have all along.

    The system is either not totally implemented, screwed up or not meeting the 120 day timeline?
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2014
  19. Did you get the shipper numbers and bring it to anyones (management or company) attention? A grievance on it would be nice.
  20. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    Got tracking #'s and notified the management.
    Also notified other drivers to watch their package addresses when delivering to their p.o.
    We all need to audit the system.
    Filing on Friday.