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Offline Sbrem

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Re: UPS and Coming Strike
« Reply #45 on: July 25, 2023, 04:17:27 PM »
It's good to get that off our plates...

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Re: UPS and Coming Strike
« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2023, 01:04:04 PM »
On a side note....

Does anyone else have that odd "feature" where if you track a UPS package (say coming to you) it shows all the
shipments being delivered on that day to that address? It started happening a couple years back randomly and now it's every time.
It's pretty inconvenient to the point that I can't help but think it's a bug.

My one major complaint with brown has always been their tech. They need a complete re-do.

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Re: UPS and Coming Strike
« Reply #47 on: July 26, 2023, 01:19:04 PM »
On a side note....

Does anyone else have that odd "feature" where if you track a UPS package (say coming to you) it shows all the
shipments being delivered on that day to that address? It started happening a couple years back randomly and now it's every time.
It's pretty inconvenient to the point that I can't help but think it's a bug.

My one major complaint with brown has always been their tech. They need a complete re-do.

You want a bug? Though this goes back to the days of "lower tech", back around 1981 Christmas, I bought a camera for the wife, and was having it delivered to my workplace, an engraving and embossing print shop in San Francisco, to keep the surprise.
When it hadn't arrived before my Christmas Week vacation, I changed the address to my home.
BANG! You may have guessed it. I was suddenly inundated with all shipments to the shop arriving at my house! Though certainly not my fault, the boss never forgave me for the inconvenience it caused them.
That rug really tied the room together, did it not?

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Re: UPS and Coming Strike
« Reply #48 on: August 02, 2023, 04:58:43 PM »
McMaster is back to using UPS now. Everyone can breathe easy.

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Re: UPS and Coming Strike
« Reply #49 on: August 02, 2023, 05:21:23 PM »
They still have not voted on it yet...

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Re: UPS and Coming Strike
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2023, 05:22:42 PM »
Voting starts August 3rd and ends 22nd

So technically everything is on hold for 3 weeks
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Re: UPS and Coming Strike
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2023, 11:43:31 AM »
Yellow Freight is going down I hear...

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Re: UPS and Coming Strike
« Reply #52 on: August 03, 2023, 12:27:57 PM »
Yellow Freight is going down I hear...

Steve

Yes, I read one article that said they move 45,000 shipments per day, with their capacity removed from the LTL market, LTO shipping prices expected to jump 9-11%

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Re: UPS and Coming Strike
« Reply #53 on: August 03, 2023, 12:46:59 PM »
We had a shipment booked with Yellow two weeks back and they called to tell us they missed the pickup and I asked
when they would be able to get it and the lady said she didn't know and I thought that was a little odd so I re-booked with a different company.
Hopefully get the refund from Yellow before bankruptcy haha.

It's a bummer they were one of the better ones in our area in a sea of horrific companies. Apparently drivers didn't like them much though,
their trucks and facilities were a little long in the tooth.

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Re: UPS and Coming Strike
« Reply #54 on: August 03, 2023, 12:58:38 PM »
Yellow is gone, they ceased operations about a week ago.


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Re: UPS and Coming Strike
« Reply #55 on: August 03, 2023, 01:07:45 PM »
My understanding is the Union at/for Yellow was trying to get the great benefits like UPS will get if it all passes. Not the same benefits, but very generous. The management said no and the Union didn't budge. Yellow ceased operations....for now.
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Re: UPS and Coming Strike
« Reply #56 on: August 03, 2023, 01:50:46 PM »
Here's a summary regarding YRC that's focused on the brewing industry, but a lot of it is general info -
https://mailchi.mp/ff4533c34479/urgent-alert-tforce-tariff-change-for-hauling-alcohol-6134168?e=a3c7ddfd2c