Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by laffter, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    There are a lot of acronyms thrown around at UPS. While I know what most of them refer to, I don't know what any of them stand for.

    What do PAL, PAS, EDD, and HIN stand for?

    Those four come to mind right away. What are some other commonly used acronyms and what do they stand for?

    EDIT: Oh, and what about PDS?
  2. working up a sweat

    working up a sweat Active Member

    RTS - Return to sender. ANC - Absent no call.
  3. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    OMS? No one im my building can figure that out. "On road management system" is.the best we can figure.

    HIN - Handling instruction number
    PAS - preload assist system?
    PAL- preload assist label
    EDD - electronic delivery data
    DMS - dumba** making screw ups?
  4. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    Electronic Data Delivery. Google helped with this one. Apparently it isn't a UPS-specific thing.
  5. upshawk

    upshawk New Member

    diad- delivery information acquisition device
  6. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    EDD - Erectile Dysfunctual Driver
    DIAD - Driver Is A Dumbutt
    PAS - Pretty Awful Situation
    PAL - Pretty Awful Location
    CACH - Chicken And Cheese Hash
    ATLANTA -All The Loonies Are Napping Through Assignments
    Lasted edited by : Jan 31, 2016
  7. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    EDD stands for Enhanced Diad Download
    OMS - Other Management Services
    OPP - Other People's Parts. (You down with OPP??)
  8. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    You know me

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Oh man you two went ole skool!
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    UPS - Unlimited Parking Spaces.
  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Actually had a college kid ask me what the p was this past week.
  12. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    For a lot of people RTS is "Refused/Refusal To Sign, in terms of write ups, etc.
  13. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Real old school. I was like in 3rd grade.

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Ya. I ummm. I was too. Well maybe 4th grade
  15. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Both of you guys need to shut up , I was 17 when that song came out why to make me feel old
  16. jaker

    jaker trolling

    My favorite one
    EC emergency condition
  17. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    UPS - Unfair Production Standards (comes to mind )
  18. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Scarey, but oh so true, and they have the right to vote.
    I was delivering to a home and two young kids came down the sidewalk to get the pkg.
    I handed it to the boy and he ran back to the house with it.
    The girl, about the age of 4, just stood there and asked me what UPS stood for.
    I said United Parcel Service.
    She asked,"What's a parcel?"
    I answered, in simple terms, and told her a parcel was a box.
    She immediately asked me why it was not called United Box Service.
    This is when I realized I was not dealing with the "run of the mill" 4yr old girl.
    I explained that a box could just be an empty box, but a parcel was a box with something in it.
    She looked me dead in the eye and said," That makes sense.", then turned away and walked back into the house.
    Maybe there is hope for America.

  19. A sup asked me if I knew what jlsp stood for. I said nope but I know what JLMA stands for just leave me alone
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    What's RDO and ODO (you can switch between the two) on the DIADS with Orion?