A couple of DIAD function questions

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by JL 0513, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    - How do you hold/bookmark a section of your EDD list?

    I'm doing split routes now as a cover driver and often times the splits aren't loaded in a proper order. I often cover loops in 4-6 different towns a day and the splits are added in a scrappy manner. So I have to figure out the most efficient order and often have to deliver loops toward the bottom of the list early. So I'd love to hold my spot instead of scrolling all day.

    - Also, how do you add notes to particular stops?

    As a cover driver who constantly delivers to unfamiliar stops everyday, I come across weird stops that should have notes/special instructions for us cover drivers. Lot's of stops are tough to find or figure out because of a particular obscurity or irregular addressing issue. I wouldn't mind adding notes to help the next poor cover guy.
     
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  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Don't add notes. You will tick off the route driver. After a while, you will know many routes and get to know all the perks that go with it.
     
  4. Unless the notes say...big chested woman,with out a bra......that works for me!
     
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  5. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    This^^^
    Just scroll down to the address you want to skip to, and hit the left arrow. This keep the list locked at that location in edd. Once you're finished delivering that area, just hit the left arrow again to go back to the top of the list. I use this all the time.
     
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  6. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    That's it? I think I've one it by accident before. And to release hold?

    Sorry for the amateurish questions. These are things we are never taught. Have to figure out everything on your own.
     
  7. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. My last post was at the same time as yours.
     
  8. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    NP. I had to figure this out myself.
     
  9. No problem!...Just don't accidentally hit, fire photon torpedo button = not good!
     
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  10. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    So even though you guys have advised against a cover driver inputting notes, I'm still curious at how it's done.

    I appreciate any instructions.
     
  11. mdnj88

    mdnj88 Active Member

    Notes are put in by dispatch/oms.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The notes are called C-PAD and are input by the PDS.

    Notes should be kept to a minimum as they can become a nuisance.
     
  13. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    If I know there's something particularly good to know, like when dumb people with unfriendly dogs put a dog door in their front door and fence the yard, I'll request to have it noted. Even then tho, I may have to wait for sometimes weeks while my sup is doing the bidding of the DM, usually important things like cutting routes.
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Kind of like you??
     
  15. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Here's an extra 4 honorary winner lucky charms.
     
  16. mdnj88

    mdnj88 Active Member


    I agree with being a nuisance. This one stop on my rte has 4 consecutive notes when u scan package about where and where not to leave pkg. gotta press enter 20 times to get thru them. Honestly the only thing that should be a note is gate codes/and possibly beware dog
     
  17. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member


    Thanks. I must assume at the direction of drivers though since those in the building know nothing. Reason I thought it could be done on the DIAD is because a driver I met on road to take work off pointed out a note that he said he put in.

    I don't want to see lots of notes either. What I'm referring too is a note for the sometimes obscure address in the middle of no where that no map or even GPS can figure out. Or those stupid instances where a home is addressed on a street when it's actually facing the adjacent street making it hard to spot. Then there's the hundreds of streets I come across with no damn street signs and thousands of homes with no numbers, but that's another story. A note can save a very frustrating 5 minutes of driving in circles.
     
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Thank you, sir :) I just tell it like it is!
     
  19. brownman.canada

    brownman.canada New Member

    going to have to try this when I go back to work. if I don't have diad in front of me im lost. must be age or 24 years at ups either way I started to put my name on my underwear so I wouldn't forget my name...lol
     
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  20. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Hundreds of streets and thousands of homes?

    Damn big route.