Posts Tagged ‘UPS’

Amazingly, Our Local Postal Service Opens Its Doors Earlier on a Saturday Than UPS Does Monday Through Friday

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Here you go, here are the hours for USPS Clayton Station 94117 in the Upper Haight:

Compare that with the opening time for the big UPS Customer Center at 320 San Bruno Ave.

Well forget about Saturday ’cause the UPS aint even open on Saturdays. And M-F, the UPS begrudgingly opens at 9:30 AM.

I’ll tell you, a few decades back, UPS outperformed the Post Office in all aspects. But these days, for a lot of aspects, it’s hard to tell much of a diff.

IMO.

Market Street Has Its Challenges: Delivery Trucks, Mail Trucks Everywhere – Double-Parked UPS, FedEx, and More

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Thusly:

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Defiant UPS Driver Lets DPT Parking Tickets Accumulate Day After Day, Just Piling Up on the Windshield

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Thusly:

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UPS Driver Uses Three-Day-Old Parking Ticket to Try to Avoid Getting More Tickets in the Financh

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

I’ve always suspected this, but here’s the proof:

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The SFMTA MUNI DPT citation you see was three days old. That means that the driver either just leaves the ticket on this truck 24-7 or s/he takes it off at night and then puts it back on in the morning.

Of course, most towns in America have spaces for UPS trucks to park.

But not San Francisco…

Resolved: Overly Wide Sidewalks Lead to Sidewalk Parking – This is the Way Things Work, Like It or Not

Monday, December 13th, 2010

This alley just a stone’s throw away from Market Street plays host to all matter of industrial delivery vehicles all day long.

This is how the system works, when the rubber meets the road IRL.

Couldn’t we have planners who plan things instead of allowing, tolerating, permitting, condoning a system where everybody breaks the rules because that’s the only way to conduct bidness?

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Just asking, bro.

Here It Is: The Complete NTSB Preliminary Report of the San Bruno Gas Fire – The Cause Revealed – PG&E Responds

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Appears as if the Feds have determined what happened in San Bruno.

Basically, some electrical box failed 40 miles away in Milpitas and the result was death and destruction in San Bruno. They’re still working on why the steel was so weak. Expect a full report next year sometime…

A shot from the aftermath from photographer David Yu

First up is PG&E’s reply to today’s release, filled with palliative cliches. I mean, you can skip it as it probably isn’t aimed at informing you of anything:

“SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13  — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) issued the following statement today from President Chris Johns in response to the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) release of its preliminary report on the pipeline accident in San Bruno, California, on September 9, 2010:

We thank the National Transportation Safety Board for today’s release of its preliminary report on the tragedy in San Bruno. Although a final report and a conclusive set of findings are likely to be many months down the road, this initial release of information is an essential first step. We welcome it, and appreciate the painstaking efforts of the NTSB experts to conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation to determine the root cause of this terrible accident.

“It is critical to the people of San Bruno, our customers and the industry that we get to the bottom of this accident and take the necessary steps to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again.

“With that goal in mind, PG&E will continue to do everything we can to cooperate with and supportthe NTSB’s investigation.

“Our pledge to everyone who relies on PG&E to operate our gas infrastructure safely and securely is that we will take any and all appropriate steps to ensure we’re meeting this fundamental commitment.

“Since the accident, we’ve re-inspected the three major pipelines that serve the San Francisco Peninsula. We are in the process of conducting aerial inspections and ground leak surveys of our entire gas transmission system. And we continue to take steps to share information about our system with public officials, first responders and our customers.

“We continue to extend our support and our sympathies to the San Bruno community and the residents affected by this tragedy.”

And next up is the NTSB Report itself. It’s accessible. See it after the jump

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Parking Tickets – Does FedEx Make Money Delivering in the Financial District?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

I mean, sure, Fed-Ex makes money on deliveries in San Francisco, but what if you subtract out the amount of dough they pay daily to the DPT? Too bad delivery vehicles don’t have a place to park or something.

This aging Ford van got pwned with two parking tickets in one day down in the Financial District:

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Poor FedEx!

How Many Parking Tickets Does UPS Get Each Day in San Francisco? Lots and Lots

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Here’s the scene in the Financial District – why does the UPS driver double park instead of using the space near the curb? Double parking can get you a ticket, right? The orange cone is a nice touch, however….

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Uh oh, this doesn’t look good. Do UPS drivers really try to fool the DPT ticket issuers with the old I-already-got-a-ticket routine? Apparently

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Oh well, that’s another $78 down the drain. Did this truck get two tickets yesterday?

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That’s what you might conclude after checking the DPT website for online ticketing information.

Does UPS currently owe thousands of dollars to S.F. for illegal parking? Yes.

But if it’s only $2000 a day or so, well that’s just the cost of doing business in the big city, right?

Huge Turnout at San Francisco’s Newest Job Center – Is There One in Your Area?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Why, yes. Yes there is, and it’s specifically designed to lift people out of poverty. Wouldn’t you, or your friends, or your relatives like to work for Safeway, Andronico’s Markets, Novartis, AT&T, IKEA, UPS, Federal Express, Kaiser Permanente, Bio-Rad Laboratories, or Comcast? What’s that – you don’t need a Rubicon Programs, Inc. one-stop job center ’cause you have all the stuff it offers at home? Maybe, but you should check it out just the same when you can. (See info below.)

And that’s what people were doing today in the Western A. Hundreds were on hand in the wet weather to witness San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, and Mistress of Ceromonies Barbara Rodgers (“I wasn’t fired [from CBS5 last year], I quit!“) kick off the new center.

A revival meeting tent for an economic revival meeting this morning at the Safeway Plaza on Webster. Click to expand:

Locations:

Civic Center: 801 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102: Tel: 415-749-7503
Mission Center: 3120 Mission street, San Francisco, CA 94110: Tel: 415-401-4800
Southeast Center: 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124: Tel:415-970-7762
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oodwill Center: 1500 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103: Tel: 415-575-2101
Chinatown Center: 777 Stockton Street, San francisco, CA 94108: Tel: 415-421-2111
Western Addition: 1449 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94115: Tel: 415-655-2620

These centers offer vocational counseling and job placement assistance, apprenticeship training for construction jobs, and access to other services for laid-off workers or unemployed individuals.

FYI