Best way to use map efficiently without wasting time.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Scuderia1, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Scuderia1

    Scuderia1 Member

    The shadowing is done and orientation is finished. My 90 days start Monday to make seniority. I am not sure if I will be riding shotgun or how it's going to be done. If you have an idea what I will face Monday please let me know.

    I am going to be operating in a brand new area. Originally I was hired for where I live but they changed last minute.

    What is the best way to move around swiftly and accurately iphone google map or a real map book?


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  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I would set up the next 5-10 stops and then look at the approx addresses on the map. Repeat.

    Of course this was on a paper map as we didn't have this technomology you young whippersnappers have.
     
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Paper map is probably quicker and easier but if you are used to iphone maps figuring out how to fold one will take forever.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When you go in to today ask for a printout of the previous day's delivery records for that area. Take your map and highlight the route that the driver took to make his deliveries on to the map. Spend a few hours over the weekend actually driving the route to familiarize yourself with the area.

    "Shadowing is done" means that you will be on your own Monday morning. Take it one stop at a time. Good luck.
     
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  5. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    Make sure you do ALL of this off the clock……..wow!
     
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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Google maps is easier for me.
     
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Training is done on company time.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The kid is trying to get a FT position---a little of his own time spent now will be a small investment in a 30 year career.

    I stand by my advice.
     
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  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He has had his 3 days of training on company time.
     
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    For sure, have paper map. Compare that with EDD.

    You on ORION? Follow it via the map. It will show you what direction to go.

    Good luck!
     
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Did you take several hours on a Saturday to put your application for management in?
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Sadly I expect more from you.
     
  13. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Drive with one hand on the wheel and the other holding the map .......you will be fine
     
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  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Sadly I'm not surprised you were the one to tell him to do it on his time.
     
  15. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Alot of sadness up in here!!!
     
  16. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Instead of wasting gas, he could pull up Google Earth and Street view and check his area a lot more efficiently. A lot easier nowadays
     
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    That would save gas but take more time. Its usually better to keep moving as you work. UPS pays for the gas.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yeah but it's not the same as actually driving the streets.
     
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  19. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    That would be a nice start and give a general overview of an area but being on site will give this young padawan a better feel for the route. It would be a wise investment of time to spend a couple hours on Saturday to drive the area and get the feel where things are. A map only shows certain things but area knowledge is priceless.
     
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  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    But....but....but....the Joe Unions will whine that you are "working off the clock".

    I call it an investment in your future.