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Friday, October 26, 2012

The World of UPS

Last week, it was the 19. of October, I ordered a part from an RV-place in Bangor, ME. They said they would ship it by UPS. Now, neither UPS nor FEDEX or any other of the known couriers have ever been seen on this island.
So I was looking forward to see what would happen.
Monday, the 22. ran up and went by with no delivery. I called the RV-place and they gave me a tracking number. When I had punched in the number I saw that they did not process the package before October 22.  GOOD~SERVICE …or?

Several days went by and no delivery.
This morning I punched in the tracking number again.


What I found, made me scream. You need to know that Bangor, ME is 2.5 hrs from Campobello. That is if you observe speed limits. which I think UPS should do. So what was it that took UPS so long?

Here is the copy of the package:

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Change Delivery

Request Status Updates

Scheduled Delivery:

Monday, 10/29/2012, By End of Day

Last Location:

Arrived - Moncton, NB, Canada, Thursday, 10/25/2012

Additional Information

Shipped/Billed On:

10/22/2012

Type:

Package

Weight:

1.00 lb

Shipment Progress

Location

Date

Local Time

Activity

Moncton, NB, Canada

10/25/2012

11:30

Arrival Scan

Lachine, QC, Canada

10/24/2012

22:44

Departure Scan

10/24/2012

16:54

Import Scan

10/24/2012

16:02

Arrival Scan

10/24/2012

13:05

Registered with clearing agency / Shipment submitted to clearing agency

10/24/2012

13:05

Registered with clearing agency

Plattsburgh, NY, United States

10/24/2012

8:18

Arrival Scan

Chelmsford, MA, United States

10/24/2012

4:18

Departure Scan

10/24/2012

1:03

Export Scan

10/24/2012

0:19

Arrival Scan

Brewer, ME, United States

10/23/2012

19:59

Departure Scan

10/23/2012

19:31

Origin Scan

10/23/2012

14:58

Pickup Scan

United States

10/22/2012

14:45

Order Processed: Ready for UPS

As you can see they sent the package on a wild goose, chase, all the time carefully avoiding to get into the vicinity of Campobello Island.

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The total journey (so far) is about 1762km. or just about over 1000 miles. If it ever reaches Campobello it has traveled more than 2000km.
The distance between Campobello Island and Bangor is a mere 188km or just a little over 100 miles.

What we witness these days is a sure sign that our world as we know it goes straight to hell. Not only are these “procedures” environmentally wrong, but they are also producing unbelievable delays in our strained economy.

I am not saying that UPS is the only one pursuing such crazy freight patterns, no they are in good company with Fedex, DHL and even our trusty Postal service.

Now the print-out on my package says “Scheduled delivery” Monday October 29.
Hey, that’s pretty fast, after all the package was dropped off with UPS on October 22. Just a week to travel those 188km. Let’s see, if we calculate the speed of a bicycle at 20km/hr it would take…..correct 9.5hrs to get to Campobello.

Now, THAT”S fast!


Thanks for hanging on here!

2 comments:

  1. Here's hoping the part actually does show up on Monday. Certainly wouldn't hold my breath if I was you.

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