You’re expecting a package and you have recently received a UPS “Loaded on Delivery Vehicle” tracking update.
What does this mean exactly? Is it as obvious as it sounds or is there more to it? And how close is your package to delivery when you see this alert?
Let’s take a look…
Summary: UPS Loaded on Delivery Vehicle
The UPS “Loaded on Delivery Vehicle” status alert means that the package has been loaded onto the truck that will complete the delivery to the destination address. When you receive this update you can expect your package that same business day, (although delivery can sometimes be completed the following day if the driver is unable to complete the round).
UPS Loaded on Delivery Vehicle – Guide
As one of the more self-explanatory updates to be sent by a carrier, there is not much to elaborate on beyond what was covered in the summary above.
Essentially, the update is triggered as the package is loaded onto the vehicle that will complete the final delivery.
This means that when you receive the update the package and the truck it is on are at your nearest UPS facility.
Once the truck leaves the facility and begins its rounds, your address will form part of the route.
There is no way of knowing where your address is placed in the scheduled route, however, delivery will be scheduled for that business day.
Furthermore, it is possible to track the movement of the truck so that you are aware of when it is getting close to your area.
This also helps you to ensure that someone is available to receive the item once the delivery driver arrives.
As already mentioned, on occasions when the driver runs out of time to complete the route, your delivery may be bumped to the following day.
You will receive an update notifying you of this, (the alert will be worded along the lines of “Delivery Scheduled for Next Working Day”).
Note: The UPS website states that: “Other than time-definite air deliveries, shipments are generally delivered anytime between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.“
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Tracking stuck on “Loaded on Delivery Vehicle”
There are a couple of reasons that your tracking may remain on the “UPS Loaded on Delivery Vehicle” update with delivery not taking place.
The first is the aforementioned issue where the driver is unable to complete the round. Traffic, bad weather, and vehicle malfunction are the main reasons this might happen.
The second is a sorting error where the package is loaded onto the wrong vehicle. Although the “UPS Loaded on Delivery Vehicle” update has been sent, you will not receive an updated alert until the truck has finished its rounds and is back at the UPS facility.
There it will once again enter the sorting infrastructure for loading onto the correct truck the following business day.
Another reason your tracking might be stuck is if you were not around to accept delivery, or the driver could find the address, and no updated scan and tracking alert was sent.
Again, until the item is back at the facility for a re-scan, or the driver realizes the error and scans it themselves, you will not receive any new information about the status of the delivery.
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What to Do if Tracking Stuck?
If UPS fails to deliver the same day that you receive the UPS Loaded on Delivery Vehicle update and you receive no indication that an attempt either has been made or will be made the following business day, you will need to contact UPS customer services here.
Overall, the UPS “Loaded on Delivery Vehicle” tracking update means that the package has been loaded onto the truck that will complete the final delivery.
Delivery will be scheduled for that business day, so be ready to receive your parcel.
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