In our facility, truck dispatcher schedules were changed at the beginning of the AMP talk. These truck schedule changes were done without actually changing the HCR contract departure times. For years, in our facility alone, we wrote nightly late slips (PS 5466) for 4 trucks 6 days a week. These late slips ranged from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours or more, depending on the run. In addition to this, 4 new HCR Routes were created to eliminate the need for those four late slips… It was not successful. The late slips and the extra HCR routes continued until the consolidation process began last year. To eliminate the late slips, the HCR contracts were pushed back to later departure times. This didn’t eliminate late outgoing mail, just the late slips. This translates to mail getting to the area offices later, customers’ mail arriving later and our carriers on the street later.
These transportation costs were used against our facility to justify consolidation.
I wonder how this figures in? They eliminated costs that should have never been created to begin with. Who reaps the pay for performance benefits from this shady mess? Any other impacted facilities witness this?