jwolthuis - 1:12 pm on Oct 2, 2012 (gmt 0)
In what sort of situation did this work out?
I can't address dpd1's example, but in my experience, if you call the *local* number at the customers' location, you can ask them to check with the driver / carrier. I've had good results with both USPS and UPS.
The local guys tend to bend over backwards if there's a chance they messed up a delivery. Generally, the deliveries ended up "in the garage", or "by the side door", and the driver / carrier will usually knock on the customers door explaining where they left the package.
I wouldn't call the 800-number, unless you just need the number of the local distribution center or post office.