The dimensional change for 2015 will only affect some ground packages. Ground packages over 3 cubic feet are already dim weighted, it is just being increased to include all ground packages now. Amazon and other e-retailers are a big reason for this. If you have ever received a package from Amazon that is 90% air and 10% product, you know what I mean. UPS just wants to make sure that our customers are utilizing the correct size boxes for their shipments. This will have a huge impact on the utilization of our package cars and feeder trailers!!
Dim weight may currently only apply for ground packages that are basically 17x17x17 or larger(length, width, height combined of 51 inches or more if dim weight is more than actual). The move that FedEx is making in 2015 could basically dim any ground shipment that has dim weight more than actual. Boxes as small #$%$ 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 could dim out. This could affect a large portion of their current ground shipments! If UPS does not follow this, it could lead to a large influx of volume next year!
If the shipper requests that a signature is required, the driver will not deliver without it. Drivers do not know what is inside packages. All are treated the same unless specified differently. So, make your complaints to the company who you are buying your prescriptions from not UPS!!
Oops, thanks for the catch on that!! So it's $3.8 Billion...UPS can buy back almost 110 million shares with their $10 billion buy back.
UPS has been buying back shares for a while now. Their current buy back is $10 BILLION...makes FedEx's tiny $32 million look pretty pitiful. Funny, but I don't remember UPS getting a big jump in February when we announced the most recent buy back...
Actually this change does not affect me since my wife works for a dentist who doesn't have to offer health benefits, but it is affecting some others. The change actually makes sense since UPS shouldn't be paying for spouses who can get their health benefits paid through their own employer. Definitely does not make me want to be union!
Because this only effects non-union employees...once again the non-union employees are subsidizing the union employees for the "good of the company."...HMMMMMM?
UPS is becoming more and more interested in profitability...much of the business we may be "losing" is because it is not profitable and we chose to let it leave and the volume we are gaining is very profitbale...it is obvious from the numbers released today that is what is going on(profit margins!). UPS is not going to carry packages for free like USPS and to some extent FedEx Ground...
Smart Post is basically a consolidator model. They will hold volume until they get enough to move it to a BMC. UPS does not consolidate, so both Basic and MI are usually delivered a little quicker.
From what you are describing, this was not a UPS Mail Innovations package(only under 1 lb), but a UPS Basic package(up to 5 lbs). With Basic, UPS makes the pickup and moves the package all the way to the destination UPS center. There the package is delivered to the local post office for the final leg of delivery. The UPS tracking number is good from pickup to delivery at the post office, then there is also a USPS Delivery Confirmation tracking number on the package that the USPS will use for the final delivery. Depending on the size of the post office there, they most likely get these packages at least once a week, if not daily. Many large retailers who have packages being delivered to residential addresses have moved light weight packages to Basic as a way to reducing shipping cost. I would venture to guess that the package was, in fact, delivered to your local post office and from there who knows where in went in the USPS 'black hole". If it was a Basic package, Ann Taylor should have an additional tracking number for USPS Delivery Confirmation.
Do you have contact info for all the other possible hypo options. I currently have a small hypo with Wachovia ($35,000) and need to move it...
Better reword that statement...90% of the mechanics did not vote to strike, 90% of the mechanics who voted, voted for a strike. If it was like in '97 only about 10% of the teamsters actually voted and dictated the strike for everyone else...you would think that at least half of the total members should have to vote for it to be valid....not in "unionland"....
"Bob Combine, president of Teamsters Local 2727, told Reuters that 90 percent of the workers who cast ballots gave the union the authorization to call a strike if the talks break down."
I have yet to see a FedEx package delivered by an airplane, every package they handle(100%)is delivered via a truck, just like UPS! FedEx has had an unfair, competitive advantage since 1971. Unfortunately, the Senate will most likely not look at this until sometime next year!!!????
Until I start seeing FedEx packages delivered by an airplane, there is no way that FedEx should be under RLA. FedEx packages and UPS packages are delivered exactly the same way. They are sorted at a sorting facility, get to their final destination via truck, loaded onto a delivery truck and delivered to their final destination by a delivery driver (not a pilot).
UPS and FedEx both deliver approximately 2.5 million express packages each day. FedEx’s claim that UPS ships 85 percent of its goods by truck is false. FedEx’s claim that only 6% of all UPS drivers carry express packages likewise is false; the correct number is 95%.
Face it...it was a good run while the misclassification lasted!!