How is DRA working at your station?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by DRAisawesome, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    No one at our station can hit RTB. We go to multiple stops twice a day because one person does area p1 and different person does p2. So far very in efficient and a good couriers numbers are actually down.
     
  2. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    Also the routing is terrible. Just WAD
     
  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Sounds like it is working perfectly.
     
  4. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I have yet to use DRA.
     
  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    As a cover, and very experienced courier, DRA is only good for saving me from having to look up all the resi's on the map. Other than that, it's a joke.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
  6. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    We don't have it yet but we started IROADS last year. Wondering if that is going to morph into DRA?
     
  7. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Stopped using it 6 months ago.
    Its like 1980's Atari technology.
     
  8. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Seems about right. It took till this millennium to replace the super trackers with power pads, up here.
     
  9. fedupforsure

    fedupforsure Member

    The routing IS terrible. I almost never use the DRA routing but the map is great. I do not have to go to the back of my dark truck and try to read all those little addresses. I just flip through my maps and see where the dots are and I know what numbered stop or group of stops I want to do next.It does not do well with new streets that are geo coded so you have to check the address in power pad to the one on the box(always use the one on the box). I guess it helps the swings that do not know a rt, they wont be efficient but they will get it done eventually
     
  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    EVERYONE needs to use DRA. It is the perfect opportunity to WAD and then have low productivity and lates...all at their direction. Follow it exactly!
     
  11. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Who do you think you are not using DRA? This was developed by some brilliant people who know more about running a route then any old courier. You should be following it EXACTLY as it directs.
     
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    They are brilliant, and we are stupid. Follow their instructions to the letter. This is the essence of WAD...doing what they tell you to do, even though the outcome will be disastrous. You're not smart enough to correct DRA for them, and you certainly aren't paid to think...so don't.
     
  13. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Uppity drivers overstepping their position IMO.
     
  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yep. We need to know our place.
     
  15. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I'm sooooo ashamed thinking I know more about my route I've been on for over 10 years than some brilliant engineer and his spreadsheet.

    I better call in sick Monday morning and think long and hard about it.
     
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Good idea. I'm sure Engineering has an app for that.
     
  17. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member


    ​It routes you to different areas everyday. I think we should all be paid swing pay...
     
  18. fedexgurl

    fedexgurl New Member

    DRA is Great :biting: Not only do our customers get to see the Ground Driver and Home Delivery...now they get to see 2-3 Express drivers a day.. Oh that's not confusing to them... But what's even more fun is when you show up at the same time..at the same place both with 1 letter each...lol..and yes..we both walk in and get a signature..
     
  19. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    The only good thing I found lately is that if you missed a scan on a multiple it tells you so on pwrppd. Problem is it only works half the time.
     
  20. FedExRookie

    FedExRookie Member

    My station isn't using DRA yet;however, a friend of the family is at a station where they rolled it out to 3 routes. They plan on rolling it out shortly, as it has been a overall success according to the couriers and management. The courier (I know as af amily friend) is a 15 yr + guy.