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Old 01-26-2011, 05:07 PM   #21
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There was probably just a closed road or detour that would have made them have to turn left if they took it more directly to you. Left turns are horrible for efficiency.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:08 PM   #22
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I dunno if this is common knowledge but FedEx drivers are sub-contractors, they own their own vehicles and have to pay to fuel them/maintain them. When you think about UPS vs FedEx in that perspective you can really understand the pros and cons of each business and how it affects you.
Only FedEx ground drivers are subcontractors. It explains why FedEx Air service is sooo much better. I saw a UPS driver pull up to my gate with a clear 'call' button on a goose neck. Get out, slap a missed sticker on the gate and leave. Didn't press the call button, nothing. Oh yeah, the sticker said it was their 3rd attempt too. My service with FedEx Air has always been great. FedEx ground throws my package on some random doorstep in the neighborhood. Normally my neighbors call to tell me it's there and I go pick it up.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:14 PM   #23
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That's how ground shipping works. Have you ever heard of taking a flight from New York to LA with a layover in say Atlanta? Same thing with UPS.
Ok so once again how does the poster being upset that the ups truck was in state and then left the state for an 8 hour drive in the opposite direction have with them being cheap?
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:28 PM   #24
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You guys are lucky. Try getting UPS to deliver to Canada. Usually the "handling" fees are more than the package is worth.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:29 PM   #25
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Ok so once again how does the poster being upset that the ups truck was in state and then left the state for an 8 hour drive in the opposite direction have with them being cheap?
I think it's time to drop it.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:08 PM   #26
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I think it's time to drop it.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:14 PM   #27
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http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1945275


It honestly seems like they do this to me where I live (apartment complex near college campus)
This is right on the mark. ****ing assholes
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:25 PM   #28
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I doubt they are driving around with your package on truck... it's probably on a train, and being routed differently than usual because there is so much crappy weather across the country screwing up their usual logistics.

As complicated as the whole system is, I think it's a miracle every time a package ships and shows up on my doorstep on time!

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FedEx GROUND, notice the branding on the truck. There is definitely a difference, like they are two different companies.
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