Do Drivers Use GPS?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPyourS, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. UPyourS

    UPyourS Member

    In driving training now and today we spoke about going to our stops and she asked if we had a map of my town...I mean I know my area but I just thought using a map to find my stop is a little out dated and I wouldn't be quick at it. But if I have to I'll learn it but I would rather use GPS on my phone or something. Is that a problem?
     
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  2. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    We use maps, GPS, map apps on the phones, whatever we can. We use it all. Use whatever works for you. If you use your phone, there is a map app called Sygic GPS that uses no data. The maps are downloaded directly to your phone. It is a big file, will take at least 20 minutes on a iPhone to download. I have 4 different map apps on my phone. And I'm a big believer in old fashion maps.
     
  3. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    That map will become your best friend when your "smartphone" is dead by 17:00.

    You'll use that map non-stop once you start getting messages from your provider saying you are over on your data.
     
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  4. UPyourS

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    You just made me feel a whole lot better. Because the way she was speaking, it seemed like we had to know the entire city by heart I live in Las Vegas and although it's possible, but it will slow me down to look at the paper maps. But I had an idea that all of our drivers weren't just looking at maps on paper. Makes sense now. Thanks.
     
  5. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    An old fashioned map never runs out of batteries. Also you will find dead zones in some area where cell service is sketchy at best. A paper map as a back up is essential.
     
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  6. UPyourS

    UPyourS Member

    You're right and that's what she was also saying. Which makes sense though. I guess I need to get use to paper maps as well then. What ever makes me efficient at my job I'm willing to do.
     
  7. UPyourS

    UPyourS Member

    So it's best to keep an address book on board then right?
     
  8. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Get paper maps. If you know you're going to be in the same area every day, highlight the streets on your route which will make them easier to locate at a quick glance.
     
  9. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Not necessarily an address book but a book with your city's maps. Sometimes a center will provide you with a local map. Just ask your on car.
     
  10. Brownslave688

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

    A map is much quicker than gps. You're thinking about it 1 stop at a time.


    You should be able to look at a map and figure out your next half hour or so of stops.
     
  11. UPyourS

    UPyourS Member

    Okay thanks for the info.
     
  12. UPyourS

    UPyourS Member

    Sounds good. I'll try to obtain a map to get use to it. Thanks.
     
  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I need the overall view to get the lay of the land. Phone doesn't do it for me.
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    You can print out your route in the morning and it will show every stop on a map. Our cover drivers use it daily.
     
  15. UPyourS

    UPyourS Member

    Okay cool I didn't know that, thanks for sharing that information.
     
  16. Brownslave688

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

    In town it's not terrible but anything rural not a chance.
     
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Just keep driving until you find it.
     
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  18. UPyourS

    UPyourS Member

    Im guessing that's what you do.
     
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Its a win-win. You stay on orion trace, yet run up the miles!
     
  20. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Here's what I do.