GPS in the future?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownChoice, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. BrownChoice

    BrownChoice Active Member

    With the company trying to simplify the driver job, does anyone on BC think they will implement gps in package cars in the future?

    It seems that could take care of the problem of going out on routes cold, but havent thought of how they would implement it with all the data and now ORION..

    Thoughts?
     
  2. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    They gotta figure out how to make ORION work first
     
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    They will utilize GPS. Home Delivery used it this past Christmas for temps to much success. I have yet to see one company use a technology and the other not.
     
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    They could easily add low cost gps with a small navigation screen telling how to get from stop to stop. My guess is the union would fight this.
     
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Sometimes the best tactical move is to skip over to the next best thing.
     
  6. Brownslave688

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

    To me figuring out where you're going isn't the hard part about going out blind. It's delivery points. Give me a map on a rural route and I'll do just fine. Make me hunt for the correct delivery location at 100 business stops and it'll get ugly fast.
     
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  7. Brownslave688

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

    What about the fact that almost every rural route I run gps isn't even close to right.
     
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  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Liar , cheat, bad driver.

    Learned that response from my sup.
     
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  9. I prefer the play by play spoken over the maps when it comes to gps. Man that diesel makes that difficult.
     
  10. Get rid of all the management, and give us all a map!
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Some of these younger drivers don't know how to use a map...unless it's on their iphone and tells them which way to turn....lol
     
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  12. Brownslave688

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

    That's the truth. I have a roll of about 15 laminated maps. I have asked many newbies if they want to borrow a map when going out blind. Most refuse and say no I have my phone. Most also regret that decision.
     
  13. Some of these Sup,s dont know how to plan a dispatch,,unless Its written down!
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Even then...it's a crapshoot! Then we get to play the "what it's 9am? Let's build a route!" game.
     
  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Is he hot? lol
     
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  16. Be nice to your, Sup...who knows? they maybe smarter than you!.....One day....Not
     
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  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Maybe....anything's possible. I could join a convent, but that isn't gonna happen either...lol
     
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  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

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  19. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    I think if the union didn't fight the telematics they ain't gonna fight the use of a gps.
     
  20. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I believe that would be a huge in cab distraction.