DIAD software suggestions...... (if anyone is listening)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ZQXC, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    If you have already initiated a stop by scanning one or more labels, and then scan a label that is assigned to another route (misload), show an alert similar to this:
    This package does not appear in your EDD: Do you want to include this package with this stop? Yes/No
    At the present time the label is accepted by default.

    Do not interrupt a stop in progress with any message other than a delivery intercept.
    Lasted edited by : Oct 1, 2014
  2. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    They should eliminate all the "forbidden" functions such as "other other" and unscheduled pick up.
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  3. Self destruct button.

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  4. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Need to be able to dim screen. Too bright at night and on last few stops barely enough juice to make it back to the building during Christmas.
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  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    A way to defer messages when you are in the middle of trying to get a signature and the customer is staring at you.
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  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    When you send a DIAD message have the option to make it response required like the OMS can when she sends you a message.
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  8. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    C'mon now. Those folks are WAY too busy lining up more work for you to respond to your silly message...
  9. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    I have one request...

    I'd like to know about a NO DR stop BEFORE I've thrown it behind a planter, over a fence, etc. not after.

    Unscheduled pickups aren't forbidden everywhere.
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  10. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Not a software, but hardware change. Move the signature button to different spot on the DIAD . Not where everyone grabs it to sign the board knocking it out of signature mode
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  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    When delivering a package to an address other than what is on the label, how about, "Would you like to address correct this package?" The info is all there, we should not have to type anything, should all be automatic.
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  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    It's hard to believe driver input is involved with all the changes to each DIAD and the programming.
  13. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    PCM the other day, "Don't get caught on home video surveillance throwing a package"

    "hand to surface"
  14. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    On a COD, dont tell me its a cc/money order.....after cl1 or ni1 then ask if its cc/money order!
  15. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    Same with the package cars. We should get to design their offices.
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Back when the design team was working on this diad, my center was one that evaluated the 'next generation' diads. I went out with a version that was similar to what we have now, but the software was different. I wrote up 2 pages of critique and suggestions with the version that I used.

    I posted about it here and a member of the design team PMd me. Quite a bit of the stuff we all commented on are in the version we are using now.

    Is there room for improvement? Yep.

    Is this the best diad I have used? Yep.
  17. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Add a column/indicator "B" for business. Using historical data, any address which previously has been completed as a business two or more times gets a "B" next to the address to help cover guys and drivers new to a route (or getting an add/cut) recognize businesses in residential neighborhoods.
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  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The biggest issue with 4 besides the shift key was the signature placement. Still in the same spot.
  19. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    That's the worst. Lefties hit it with their knuckles when trying to sign. Right handed folks hit it with their thumb that they're holding the diad with.
  20. cooperjake

    cooperjake Member

    Exactly....hate it when I've drd and am half way back to truck and customer has grabbed pkg and shut door and I have to tell them "oh I'm supposed to get a signature"..