"We don't have enough cars "

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HEFFERNAN, Sep 7, 2011.


    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    That was the dispatch supervisor's excuse for overloading my route today !

    11 1/2 hours later (including lunch), my excuse was "I didn't have enough time"

    It's unbelievable how a Fortune 500 company treats their employees !!!

    12 red tags in my center and the last 6 months they have taken all our P300's, Sprinters, and as many P7's they could and made those routes drive old 800's. If the mechanics weren't putting in those stupid sensors and keyless car starters, they might have enough time to ACTUALLY FIX and MAINTAIN UPS vehicles !!!!
  2. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    but the wiring will solve all those maintenance problems.... hehe... sry.... hate to hear this
  3. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    My favorite at our center is when a driver has a problem with a DIAD board so they just switch it with another driver.

    But who cares about all those things when it is direct deposit dividend day!!!
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    We must be short in our building cause (and this used to happen to me) the EAM drivers take out regular route package cars that are still being loaded. So then 8:30 when we are to start, there sits a driver waiting for his package car to come back with half his load still on the belt. And to top it off he is a driver that has to take out another driver's work because the 1st driver is a distant EAM driver and leaves at 7:15. Nothing like sitting around getting paid.
  5. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    NYS Attorney General fixed all the red tags at our center. :winks:
  6. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    at least you guys don't have to operate in rental boxvans / cargovans (or do you?)
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We rent vehicles during Peak.
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Went a whole peak with one of those stupid ryders. What a pain in the butt. I don't know how the Fed-ex guys do it. Have to climb that ladder on the side every day. Yuck!!
  9. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    If " volume is down " Shouldn't there be plenty of spare cars ???
  10. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Division Fleet manager visited our building. His opinion.....the condition of our fleet was the worst he had ever seen. He said he got on the phone to IE and told them to order us up some new cars. We shall see.....
  11. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    They have plenty of package cars. They are sending drivers home and cramming the rest of us with the work.
  12. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    so you guys get OT pay for this... when we go out over-dispatched, we get paid per successful stop, not by the hour...
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Yikes!! Subcontracting doesn't sound fun.
  14. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member


    venture over to the purple side of this site & read a few more experiences from HD, then rep me if it makes your job with Brown Corp seems like the better option than with X, thanks in advance :P
  15. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    We have been short of cars now for 3 months. It's so bad that we have had drivers acting as helpers on 3-5 routes a day.