Do you use a radio in your Package Car?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Tim., Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Tim.

    Tim. Package Placement Expert

    If you have / use a radio in your package car, what kind do you have? Anyone have one that picks up REALLY good AM reception?
     
  2. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    The new milwaukee blows all other work radios (except the bosch) away.
     
  3. Goochy

    Goochy Member

    Walmart , looks triangled shape . Works great ! Rock n roll !!
     
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I have 2. One is a Ryobi which can tuck behind the dash, and is loud enough to hear while driving, and has an Ipod hookup.

    I also bought a "jobsite" style Ryobi for when I'm running mall routes, I hook my Ipod up to that and it fills the dock with whatever I want to hear, and it sounds pretty dang good, but that one's AM reception leaves something to be desired
     
  5. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    xm portable sattelite radio.i listen to sports talk,news,politics and the occasional craving for bluegrass.
     
  6. chevyman05

    chevyman05 New Member

    Ryobi

    Get the Ryobi with the 18V rechargeable battery. They have them at Home Depot.Its loud with great reception. I listen to AM all day. Sometimes I listen to Pandora radio from my from on it too.Small too unlike those bulky dewalts.Fits great in the truck. U can always bungee it to the tv monitor so its out of the way if your in an old 1000
     
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Sirius SubX1 in my package car. Lots of boom.
     
  8. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    I built my own little box. It has 2 5.25 speakers. Pioneer reciever. Its powered by a 12v home security system battery. It rocks all day.
     
  9. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    That what I have.......only we are not allowed radios in our cabs. They have to be in the cargo area but nobody bothers with that. Can't hear them.
     
  10. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member


    From what I understand, there was a national grievance on radios in cabs, and I was told by our steward that we won, and can have a radio in our cab. It just cant be powered by the PC, and obviously cannot obstruct our view or be in the way.
     
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I use my iPhone to stream music from pandora & iheart radio through my Bluetooth. Never miss a call & it's hands free safe. Plus nobody has to listen to what I'm listening to.
     
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I have mine secured to the little shelf above the DIAD holder with bungee cords. I'm pretty sure even at high impact that it would not shift. We've never had an issue with them being in the cab as long as they are not a distraction and/or in the way.
     
  13. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    New pkg cars should come equipted with a radio if the Empire was smart !! Wonld save time from guys tying them down and using UPS time to change batteries and re strap them every day!! The new tractors from Mack now come with the radios in them !!
     
  14. Goochy

    Goochy Member

    When I get out , my customers start singing what's on my radio !! Once in 20 Yrs I was told to please turn it down by a customer
     
  15. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    I have the Milwaukee radio strapped to the dash with bungee cords. I stream XM radio through my iPhone so I have a great selection to listen to. They tried to tell us not they could not be in the cab. So I just hook up after I leave the building. I had a discussion with the district safety guy. He said we could not have them in the cab. I told him the contract said we could. I showed hime the article in the contract and he said transistor radios. Your radio is not a transistor radio. I asked him to describe what kind of radio that would be. He said a small one. I just smiled and left.

    "But I know I can't live without my radio
    I'm the leader of the show, keepin' you on the go
    And I know I can't live without my radio"

    LL Cool J
     
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    All radios, even digital, have some sort of transistor in them.
     
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  18. The New Guy

    The New Guy New Member

    I use the milwaukee 2590. I'm a cover driver so I'm always in a different truck but it straps down safely just about anywhere. I usually put it above the diad holder or strapped down using the vents on the dash on some of the workhorse trucks.
     
  19. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    That's cool.....I will check on that. I miss my tunes.
     
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I need to concentrate. Maybe after I have years in I will feel safe having a radio.