Best GPS for an air driver?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BurntSienna, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. BurntSienna

    BurntSienna Member

    I deliver air on Sat. and I'm also gonna be doing it after my preload shift as needed. Need something that will optimize my stops and put them in order to save time/mileage. Any thoughts, recommendations?
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    A map.
     
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  3. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    :goodpost:These kids today wouldn't know what to do with a map.
     
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  4. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny


    Your mind
     
  5. freelabor

    freelabor Member

    A map book for sat air. Use clear pkg tape over the pages youll be using and a dry erase marker to circle your stops.
     
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  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Just drive and worry about it later.
     
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  7. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Have your supes hook you up with good maps of your stops before you go out. You shouldn't be obligated to buy a $100+ GPS to do this job.
     
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  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Is it any wonder why management expects more and more out of their drivers. I never saw a route yet that couldn't be learned starting blind. Sure the first few days (maybe a week or two) will consist of long days and wanting to throw yourself off a cliff but area knowledge is learned quicker if you aren't using all kinds of fancy gadgets.
     
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  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    He is not running a route. Saturday Air is a bunch of different stops in a sometimes large geographic area. Seldom go to the same stop each week. Buy a map book and learn how to use it.
     
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Sorry ----my bad---its called posting while not paying attention. But I still say the heck with a GPS unless the company wants to buy him one. we all know that won't happen.
     
  11. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Follow Orion. It's never wrong.
     
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We don't have ORION, EDD or PASS on Saturday. All old school. Area knowledge is all we have.
     
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  13. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Figured so but I was just making another stupid and sarcastic comment.
    For roadtrips I bought a refurb Garmin many years ago and love it. Still works great, seems to update itself all on its own. I'm always impressed how it warns of speed changes and construction on the highway.

    Plus, is there an outlet for a GPS system?
     
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    On m new route, 30% of it isn't on a map. So I learn as I go. It's the best way to learn breaks on the main roads to set up the route better. I only ever use the GPS to pinpoint houses that are in the woods and aren't marked very well.
     
  15. Browntown2014

    Browntown2014 Active Member

    Use your smartphone
     
  16. What is GPS? Is it google positioning system? Just use ur phone bra.
     
  17. ryansox

    ryansox New Member

    Buy a map. It's much more reliable than a smartphone. It will also help you more when you do become full time.
     
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  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    ????

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  19. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Not to mention it doesn't need a $120 per month service plan.
     
  20. djkre8r

    djkre8r Member

    Your phone! Google Maps. Saturday air is all over the place. Put in the address, kick back, and just turn when told to. Occasionally look for mail box numbers.
     
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