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  • FireInTheWire

    Caprock Crusader
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    A text from my UPS driver. He’s pissed. Not sure how this is gonna pan out in the long run for UPS. Any rural folks caught wind of this?

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    Apr 20, 2020
    $40 / hour + AC - wwweeeew them boys is livin' good.

    Honestly I can't see any commercial carriers making a profit on rural routes - there's just not enough business in most rural areas. Shippers to rural areas will have to switch to the USPS - at least for now USPS priority flatrate remains reasonable compared to many shipping options, and the USPS has a government mandate to deliver mail.

    I could see profitability with commercial carriers IF they make 1, maybe 2 trips / week maximum to a rural hub to drop packages where recipients would have to travel to to pick up their packages. Living rural has its benefits and it has its challenges.


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    Mar 30, 2009
    Guadalupe Co.
    FED EX/UPS have always had an extended area surcharge. Not sure if that is something new coming to your area, but the charge in and of itself isn't new. Can't say much about the limited service days, I agree it's probably due to the higher costs after renegotiation with the Teamsters though.

    For the last few years I've picked up my packages at a UPS store. I know they are secure until I get a notice and receive them.

    Looks like the nearest one for that area in Lubbock, about 70 miles away..


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    Jul 19, 2013
    We have the same thing happening here in Brewster county, UPS will only be delivering 2-3 days a week. My guy told me there plan is to reduce OT. Which is complete BS, my driver probably does 10+ hours everyday, how knocking out a couple of delivery days and then catching up without OT doesn't make any sense.
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