SurePost … and now for something completely different
Evidently this was because they were coming to my house today to deliver another package that was shipped UPS ground.
Yes, there probably was someone in your neighborhood that had a package that was shipped Ground or a Ground package that as well was too large so they had to stop by your route even though they may have not had that many deliveries in your area. All packages are scanned when they come off the trucks & placed in the package cars (small trucks) so the drivers know exactly how many packages & what streets they are going to. The package cars are actually loaded in order of street delivery. When you are a loader in the morning sort you have to memorize all the streets that truck is going to & place the package on the proper shelf & area so the driver sees them & knows exactly what all he has for the day if something is loaded incorrectly it can cause the driver a lot of back tracking. Christmas time is a nightmare as the package cars are majorly overloaded with packages.
I’ve had that happen to me too. I was pleasantly surprised.
Ok, I will let the cat out of the bag so to speak. If packages are coming in over night from the tractor trailers UPS, they are then sorted on the belts to the package cars (small trucks). Now, to save money if there are not too many deliveries on your road or subdivision, etc. they will deliver them to the post office instead thus saving gas for UPS & routes packages to be delivered by post office. Win -Win for UPS & post office. The trucks are not going to drive a lot of miles out of the way to deliver one or two packages anymore. I know it is aggravating but is more cost effective these days.This is how Surepost came in to play.Kind of like a contract between the post office & UPS & the retailers shipping. Saves money for all. I have seen this question several times for months & have kept it to myself but thought today why not let people know. I get aggravated too when I am so anxious to get a package & I am tracking it online & then see it get transferred to my post office which is 7 miles from my home. I live in a subdivision. The reason I know this (in case I get some flack or adverse replies which I am not at all looking for just trying to give the reason) when I was very young I worked as a package handler for UPS & have maintained a lot of friendships thru the years & UPS has made many changes for cost effectiveness as well as time management. When I was a package handler (unloading trucks) we had to unload 1100 packages an hour. How this was calculated was a manager would have a stop watch & check you & then calculate it into an hour to see if you were making quota. Hope this helps some understand a little more about shipping process, I know it’s not fun waiting but it is how it is done in todays world.
I have had this happen before too. It is a nice surprise.
Yes they do that quite often . I get lots of packages so it happens to work out that way about 50% of the time .
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04.17.15 7:41 PM