I deliver for the large carrier, and I can tell you that this type of service is not new. I remember management talking about it probably 10 yrs ago. It is true that a "savvy" driver may find their way around a commitment time so the delivery will not show up as late. The problem then for the shipper would be that the receiver would have to notify the shipper that the delivery was late for the shipper to know, and the shipper would be the recipient of the refund(where is the incentive for the receiver to notify the shipper?). FWIW- in my experience as a driver, my supervisors REALLY want to instill integrity in our service and do scrutinize our deliveries for accuracy. Its harder now for drivers to fudge their delivery times (on the DIAD) because our trucks are tracked with GPS. I doubt that our managers would share that info with either the shipper or receiver though.
posted: Jul. 22, 2013 @ 10:40p
Thanks for the deal OP. I received my $25 gift card today so at least I can say the gift card offer is legit. Sadly I only ship about 5 packages a month and always via ground so neither myself or 71 will likely see any benefit from the relationship and with that volume I'll be able to detect anything malicious on my account.
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