Mail..goes missing and not arriving? PO Box instead for payments?

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  1. Beaver9

    Beaver9 Medium Load Member

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    Did you set up a PO BOX for your payments?

    My mail has gone missing. It hurts when it's your checks being lost.

    Recently I got DL for someone else. Delivered it personally next street to mine. I got another letter not belonging to us at my address. I guess I will make a trip to the post office. It's one thing the mail is delayed. Other, when it's dropped off at wrong addresses.
    One check is lost for over a week now.

    A few brokers falling behind with their payments. On top of that my mail isn't arriving once the checks are cut lately. The post office must be short stuffed, with new people in training.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2021
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  3. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    USPS is a joke. I UPS for all my mailing needs. I also don't do many paper checks anymore either. I prefer electronic payments. If you're a sole proprietor, you'll probably still be stuck using your home address for all the license and insurance related things though.
     
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  4. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Holiday rush etc. Temp workers also.
     
  5. RunningAces

    RunningAces Heavy Load Member

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    Yes, mail is running slower and slower. I lean towards brokers with ACH or a very cheap quickpay, like 2% or less just so I'm not floating so much money.
     
  6. Beaver9

    Beaver9 Medium Load Member

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    Yes.

    Again, I got a letter that didn't belong to my address. I took it personally to the post office, second time this week. They have new employees I was told in training. One thing a holiday card goes missing, another when your checks are delivered who knows where..

    Two payments mailed about ten days ago in the same state I'm in haven't arrived. Checking mail everyday...
    Hoping, I will get it by the end of the week.

    Never want factoring, but this month it is either brokers not paying or mail being lost. Never had that happened at the same time.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2021
  7. azheavyduty

    azheavyduty Light Load Member

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    My business ships around 200 packages per week. USPS Priority and FedEx Ground - we have totally given up on UPS. We find USPS is better than FedEx for ontime successful delivery. Out of 8000 packages last year, USPS lost 2, 10 delivered more than a week late. 2000 FedEx, 5 lost, 4 delivered more than a week late. We had many more problems with UPS, last straw was a $1000 overnight to Hawaii that took 6 days.
     
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  8. Beaver9

    Beaver9 Medium Load Member

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    UPS lost my package too this year. I'm glad it was a return to Amazon. Amazon gave me a full refund.
     
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