As I’m sure by now you have recieved your package. As an “insider” perspective on why it appears that your package arrived 3 times… it’s simply inside tracking.
02/08/2008 7:43 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN arrived from MINN on a ground trailer in IA. I’m suprised there wasn’t a scan showing the package arriving in Minn UPS facility and departing from Minn facility.
02/08/2008 8:14 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN - since package is not being delivered from this building and needs to be retained for the overnight air sort it gets unloaded by the preload shift and recieves a departure scan.
02/08/2008 8:57 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN - Arrives in holding area.
02/08/2008 1:49 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN - Departs holding area and is sorted during the noon-day shift where the package is routed through the building to the air system.
02/08/2008 2:29 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN - Noon-day shift reloads the package into a special retainer on a trailer that goes to the airport. Or this could be the scan that actually means that the package has arrived at the airport
02/09/2008 4:01 A.M. This should say the package has departed from IA and has arrived in PA. It arrived on an aircraft and then sorted to the local UPS facility. In this case I’m sure that package arrived at 4 in the morning and sat in the yard until the preload shift reported for work early monday morning. The preload will load it onto the brown truck for delivery to you that same day… Monday.
A Often times a package manifest will show the package as being “shipped” on the very day that you ordered it, but in reality doesn’t get into UPS’ hands until the following day. 2Day means if we get the package in our system on Thursday you should have it by Monday and if we get it on Friday you should have it on Tuesday; of course we can’t control the weather and often this time of year there are weather delays.
At anyrate, basically your package was picked up by a package car (the brown truck); taken to the local UPS; sorted to the air retention system; taken to the airport; flown to PA; then sent to your local UPS that will load it onto a brown truck and deliver it to you.
It’s a logistical nightmare and even I’m amazed that we can move a package across the world overnight. Unfortunately that tracking system doesn’t give you the nitty-gritty unloading and reloading information that occurs within a hub and the local airport. We always know where the package is [I]supposed[/I] to be. There are a lot of “logical scans” that occur as well which can sometimes be confusing since the tracking information that you see really doesn’t give you [I]all[/I] the information.
Clear as mud, right?