my son says their volume this week is 2 1/2 times off season. Our population just about doubles here in the winter. Their stop count is the 3rd highest in the southeast region. Yesterday they had like 138 routes but only 110 drivers. The route he is doing this week is about 1/4 of a route in the summer, which becomes 2 routes during the winter. Yesterday he had 34 airs. They are jammin' and he is pooped. 60 hours a week for the last 6 weeks. he has 2 1/2 hours and what ever under 12 today to work tommarrow, he can't wait.
I thought my center and hub did quite well this peak. We had some guys get close to sixty hours, but most of them like the overtime. I actually had only forty-four hours last week, I almost always got finished in daylight using a helper with about two hundred stops on a tight area. My busiest day was Tuesday with two hundred fifty-nine stops, got last one off at six-thirty. My hub handeled peak well, the air was got off on time, (Thank you, UPS Pilots and Air Hub Folks!) and we had no large number of service failures like I hear from some of you on this board. This was my thirty-first peak season, just another one under my belt.
Double-Standard, I don't know if I'm that good, I wore out four helpers to do it. Normally its 130 to 150, without two split drivers taking half my route. If I attempted my whole area during peak, it hits about four hundred stops. Impossible.
Our whole center was horrible. Not enough people, not enough pkg cars. Out of 95 drivers, only about 25 have the hours necessary to work tomorrow, and we had 2000 missed nda today, to add to the Saturday volume, not to mention all the missed we had every day for the last 2 weeks which kept rolling. I am 5 minutes shy of 60 hours this week. We had a guy in a rental who was sent out with 250 resi stops. They dont expect to be able to get clean tomorrow, and I have heard talk about mgr being forced to work Sunday.
not enough trucks or people. I was working out of a Enterprise rent a van. I have had a pinched nerve in my neck and back for 3 weeks now. Im thinking about calling it in. Its very painful and wont go away.