mirrodie
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Question About Shipping...

Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:35 am

I have something being shipped to me UPS ground. It was shipped yesterday, as you can see below.
How do they do it? I mean despite the weather being what it was with the storm yesterday, was this thing really trucked to NJ overnight? Or flown to Secaucus?

The whole scenario fascinates me.


SECAUCUS,
NJ, US 02/15/2007 12:44 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
RICHMOND,
VA, US 02/15/2007 3:35 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
RICHMOND,
VA, US 02/14/2007 11:54 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
CHARLOTTESVILLE,
VA, US 02/14/2007 9:53 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
02/14/2007 7:41 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
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RE: Question About Shipping...

Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:00 am

Quoting Mirrodie (Thread starter):
shipped to me UPS ground

The enemy!  box 

It's likely the 5X Business delivery served by Ground.

The origin and delivery zip codes suggest 1 day service.
 
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RE: Question About Shipping...

Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:26 am

Hey FXramper.

I do agree, I prefer Fedex.

Back in 2004, I ordered something from Amazon and it was late in shipping. Needed it re-directed to Hawaii but UPS would not budge, claiming they had "no idea where the truck with the package is". Utter nonsense. That is the whole point of tracking shipments.

Once it arrived at destination A, I had it Fedexed to Hawaii. 18 hours later.

I love Fedex.

Oh, and to punctuate that story, 2 years later, I held company with the executive secretary of CEO of UPS. I mentioned my gripe with her and she agreed it was total nonsense.
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RE: Question About Shipping...

Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:40 am

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 2):
I do agree, I prefer Fedex.

All is forgiven then.  bouncy 

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 2):
no idea where the truck with the package is

The new trackers our drivers use have built in GPS so they can be immediately identified.
I can't say that same for the package though, we do occasionally get a misort at the ramp.
 
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RE: Question About Shipping...

Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:46 am

The feeder carrying your package may have been put on a flat car to travel by train. We do that quite a bit.
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