Why the Addison, IL hub rather than Hodgkins, IL?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BruceH, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. BruceH

    BruceH New Member


    I am always curious how packages are routed and so I enjoy following the tracking information. Historically, a package sent from the Northeast part of the country to Arizona would end up at the large hub in Hodgkins, IL and then get sent non stop to Phoenix, I suspect by rail.

    I am tracking a package now that departed Massachusetts and about a day and a half later, the next entry was arriving at the UPS facility in Addison, IL, north of Hodgkins, but still in the Chicago area.

    I am curious to why it went to Addison rather than the usual routine of going to the Hodgkins hub. Is Addison now a major distribution hub? I did read in another post that Addison was closed for a couple of years and underwent major upgrades. I guess a more general question is what is the difference in the two hubs? What determines where the package goes between the two facilities? Is Hodgkins at capacity and Addison handles the overflow?

    The package as best I can tell is going normal UPS ground (no USPS) and is about a 16 inch long box weighing 8.6 lb.

    Thanks for any general information.
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Addison processes all packages that are suspected weed shipments.
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  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    No info bet here’s some advice

    Get a life
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  4. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Who cares as long as it gets to you?
  5. BruceH

    BruceH New Member

    Sorry that some lack a sense of curiosity. It is more than trivial. It takes a UPS package two or three days longer to arrive from the NE compared to FedEx and especially the USPS. If the use of Addison has improved the delivery time, then I would be more willing to choose a vendor shipping UPS and I would think that would be good for UPS.

    Getting back to the original question, does anybody know about packages now going through Addison? Thanks.
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    @Turdferguson this gentleman needs access to your wealth of knowledge.
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  7. silverbullet2893

    silverbullet2893 KILL KILL!!

    We all can!
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  8. WorkingAsDirected

    WorkingAsDirected Active Member

    Do not worry sir. Our best and brightest are on the situation 353-nyse-chimp.jpg
  9. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Is that the one who negotiated this mess of a new contract?
  10. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Yes. JH and DT put chimpanzees on the negotiating committee to streamline the Teamsters’ giveaway process. All non-chimps were swiftly kicked out after the apes on the committee decided how they wanted to do this thing.
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  12. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    Addison is a large hub, but no where near the size of CACH(Hodgkins hub). I can’t tell you why some go to Addison, but I suspect it’s the originating zip code that determines this. Addison has there own Feeder Drivers etc, just on a much much smaller scale then CACH.
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  13. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    maybe cach was slammed that week because of volume or breakdowns and they decided to divert flow to other hubs.
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  14. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Broker probably made a wrong turn
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    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

  16. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    We have rails going to Addison every night from NJ. Just pulled one yesterday.
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  17. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    He needs dieting tips?
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    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

  19. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Top notch supervision there for sure!
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    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

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