keyless entry

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by retired2000, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    talked to a ups driver here in syracuse new york today and they have started to put key less start on the package cars. he was told by doing this they can add 10 stops a day to each driver. boy am i glad i retired!!!
  2. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    6 minutes per day is the number I heard. He must be really fast if he can do 10 stops in 6 minutes.
  3. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    it was done by computer in IE land
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    They can add them....doesn't mean I'm gonna deliver them
  5. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    IE Land...where packages are loaded in order and never need to be sorted? Where traffic doesn't exist and garbage trucks never block the road? Where every driveway is flat and customers are waiting by the door to answer it the second the bell is rung? Where pickups are always ready and only weigh 2lbs each? Where apartment deliveries are always on the first floor and a signed InfoNotice is always waiting? Are you talking about that IE Land?
  6. If it saves 10 min a day, IE will put it into your "planned day" that it supposed save you 13 min.
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    And once one car in a building has been equipped with keyless entry....every route in that building will operate under the new "allowance" regardless of whether the vehicle that delivers it has had the keyless entry system installed yet or not.

    I am still trying to wrap my head around the "logic" of taking an obsolete 25 yr old package car with manual steering and the ergonomics of an iron maiden...and then investing hundreds of dollars to equip it with keyless entry for the 4 or 5 years that it might theoretically remain in service. It sort of reminds me of when my building went ahead and installed Telematics in a couple of old shop spare P-500's....only to yank the sensors right back out a couple months later when they hauled the damn things off to be crushed.
  8. iamupser

    iamupser I'm Institutionized

    You guys are going to love keyless entry once all the kinks get worked out! I mean the bulk head door opens AUTOMATICALLY...The SPH I can understand your concerns, but for the convenience factor, the feedback I've gotten from some of the drivers has been overwhelmingly positive.
  9. Converge

    Converge New Member

    Last saturday when I was delivering I had one of these trucks and honestly it is kinda cool with the automatic bulk head door. Had some fun with that :funny:
  10. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Do you mean it opens automatically, or it unlocks automatically?
  11. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    Opens automatically. The rear door (not the 7's) will unlock automatically.

    It is really convienent.
  12. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    the bulkhead door unlocks and slides open for you, the backdoor unlocks too but dont open.
    the first day the ran 2 trucks with remote start they both broke down by noon.
  13. 8Years2Go

    8Years2Go Member

    They said that about PAS in our building almost 8 years ago. We're still waiting!
  14. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    "We're" saying you'll love keyless.
  15. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Center manager told us already, 10 extra stops to each driver. he was told stops per car must go up, period.
  16. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    Would it suck to be a center manager? Being told from the powers above what "must" be fear loosing your job?
    Conversation that took place in my building a month back between building manager and several sups and center manager.

    Building manager: " I am tired of this, If something isn't done you will all be getting termination letters in the mail, that's right, your not union, I can fire you on the spot".

    We had a pretty good center manager up until this year. He ran a good center and the center had good numbers.
    The new center manager, looks like a deer caught in the headlights. Very frantic and nervous. Numbers for the center have gone down. Go figure.

    Sorry to get off topic....
  17. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    King of chester

    Funny you say that, one of my supervisors told me that the district manager said the same thing to his building manager and supervisors. They are walking on egg shell, not a good a building to be in now.
  18. pretzel_man

    pretzel_man Well-Known Member

    The observed savings for Keyless entry is 6 minutes per driver as has been mentioned here.

    The fully loaded wage rate for a driver is about $1 per minute, so keyless entry is worth about $6 per day.

    Using 250 days per year, keyless entry is worth about $1,500 per year.

    If installation costs $750 it pays for itself after 6 months use.

    In the example given, putting it in a vehicle that can get use out of it for 4 or 5 years provides a pretty nice benefit.
  19. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    I am not buying the 6 minute savings.

    Any driver worth their weight, is able to close their eyes and insert key into bulk head door lock. I cant see how it can save any time at all. When I pull up to a stop, right hand shifts truck into lowest forward gear then as I turn off truck left hand sets this time I have removed key and have the door key in hand as I un latch seat belt, stand turn and key goes smoothly into lock, turn and open bulk head door. It is so routine that there is no down time.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    KOC, ask one of the Express guys on your area--they love keyless entry.