Ups systems failure

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DS, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Was anyone else affected by this? Apparently on Feb 15 they experienced a technical outage due to a catastrophic mainframe storage hardware device failure in the New Jersey data center.Our hub was down almost 12,000 pkgs today and as a result many routes were cut. I opted to go home and let some other poor shmuck deal with what looked to me to be a recipe for disaster.My max is around 80 stops and my car had about 130 in it this morning.Screw that.
    There's more info about it on if anyone wants to read about it.
  2. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    Me too. My route when out with 50 stops overdispatched. No thanks, December is over
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have a couple of pickup customers who use to ship who were unable to process their packages. I also have two smart pickups that did not update as to whether they had packages going out or not. We only got a few of our paychecks this morning--thank goodness for paperless direct deposit. Our dispatches were not affected.
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Everyonce in a while at about 1100 pm in my beadroom with the lights off two minutes into it a system failure takes place. Was it on I heard it happens to the best of us. Oh well I'll do better next time.
  5. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Hang in there big fella.
  6. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    At least your wife didn't notice?
  7. Northshoredriver

    Northshoredriver New Member

    will that affect tomorrow
  8. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Are you asking???? or are you writing a book?
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Certainly affected my dispatch ... 20 hours plus yesterday.
    Everything's back up and running now.

    Some people had been up for over 36 hours this afternoon. I'm too old for that.
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    At least you are sitting down at a desk with a bathroom right down the hall.
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    No tomorrow will be great.
  12. worldwide

    worldwide Active Member

    Everyone chooses their paths in life. Some have more advantages and/or disadvantages than others.
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    More like, every path has different advantages and disadvantages.
  14. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    WTF has this got to do with this thread?
    Meaningless fluff is just a click away:noobiesmiley:
  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    All I was saying is if the guy has to drop a hog or two he's in a pretty great position to do so. I'm not jealous I can drop on making $47.16 an hour anytime I want.
  16. Paycheck

    Paycheck New Member

    Would the system failure have anything to do with the mess in Louisville on Valentine's day, or the heavy volume yesterday? Seems like all week has been a mess. I know normally things never go as planned but this week have been pretty crazy.
  17. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    No I'm pretty sure it was just logistics.
  18. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    Failure to prepare for the unxpected.

    No affect yet other than customers complaining how slow the system was yesterday.
  19. IslandGirl

    IslandGirl Guest

    UPS?..prepare for the unexpected??...ha ha ha ha ha ha...
    .... prepare for the avalanche....
  20. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I did something I have never done, I told them to bring me help, or I was dumping the load. I cant do another 11 or 12 hr day. I had 40 left at 7. Im not in bad shape but 40 left t 7 means another 9 pm night.
    i was sick, puking and not safe to be on the road.
    sorry guys I ruined your night, the guys that helped me are 20 yrs my jumior, and they were sweet.
    I got to have a real meal for the first time in 3 days. And I almost feel like I may go in tomorrow.