Keyless Pkg Cars

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by I GOT ONE MORE, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. I've seen this currently on some FedEx vehicles and have wondered when UPS would get around to it.
    I also wonder if the time savings will allow me to go home sooner....... or have more work?

    Keyless Package Cars Being Tested
    March 2, 2009: A new keyless ignition and entry system is being installed on package cars in Georgia. After using Local 728 members as guinea pigs, UPS plans to go national with the system.

    The technology works like this. One short push on the remote unit enables ignition. A second push on a separate dash-mounted unit actually starts the engine. Drivers toggle a switch up to start the engine and down to turn it off. A second push to the bottom opens the bulkhead door.

    The remote unit can also be used to unlock and open the bulkhead door, which is on a spring system. One long push on the remote unit unlocks and opens the bulkhead door. Two short pushes unlocks, but doesn’t open, the rear door.

    Drivers in the center where the new technology is being tested are being told it should take six and a half minutes off their day. Not that management is counting or anything.
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    What do you think will happen to that 6.5 minutes. Sounds like 2 or 3 stops more per car.
  3. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Aww,,, cmon Monster,,, you dont know that for sure,,,

    It's probably more like 6 or 7 stops
  4. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I was thinking 10
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Remotes for the doors are on the way...........a little birdie has told me.:knockedout:
  6. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Are the remotes used for the bulkhead door only? What about the back door? I want my door to open like my garage
  7. sano

    sano New Member

    And yet they wont equip the cars with 3 point seat belts. (had to beat sober to it:happy-very:)
  8. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    Yet, guys still will drive with the bulkhead door open!
  9. MikeTbob

    MikeTbob New Member

    If you guys/gals are seriously driving with your bulkhead door open, then shame on you. I almost had a severe incident because of this. Like a dummy, I left my BH door open and my two wheeler actually slid up into my cab and slammed into my dashboard, causing me to react violently....luckily there was no one else on the road for miles. It's just a bad idea people and you really aren't saving much time anyways. I learned something that day and I'm a :censored2: that it took something so stupid.
    Lasted edited by : Mar 14, 2009
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    No I don't think learned from it.
    If you had not changed your behavior then that would have been a dumbbutt.
  11. Billy

    Billy New Member

    You know what's funny about this is that UPS owns the technology that Fed Ex is using. UPS paid to research and develop this technology, but never used it. Instead they sold the rights to use it to Fed Ex.
  12. MikeTbob

    MikeTbob New Member

    Probably because UPS is too cheap, I drove a 23 year old package car for most of this past week. It had no heater for two days and the windshield wipers stopped working in the rain yesterday...I swear sometimes, I work for a third world corporation.
  13. Covemastah

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

    ya hit the wrong button & there could be a trail of pkgs behind you, maybe I'm old fashioned ,but i prefer a lock & key!! I could be wrong as I hated DIAD at first & learned to like it,but I want to know that load is secure,nothing like that feeling of opening the bulkhead & finding back door open> I'm sure we all have had that happen!!!!:anxious:
  14. jds4lunch

    jds4lunch What the hell is YOUPS??

    I agree cove. In my opinipn if it 'aint broke, don't fix it. What's wrong with the good 'ol fashioned lock and key? Instead of keyless ignition, how about they give me power steering.
  15. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    Fayette and Roswell are two test centers that I'm aware of in Ga. It's actually a pretty neat system. It will be a nice feature and should save drivers some time. From a driver that I spoke with, there are still a few minor kinks to work out. From what I saw though, they are relatively easy fixes. I can't wait to get them in our center...
  16. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    wait until someone figures out the frequency used to start engine and/or open bulkhead door. I wonder if the remote device itself will hold clues needed to figure this out.
  17. sano

    sano New Member

    Will this be retrofitted or phased in as new cars come online?
  18. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    Retrofitted... atleast it is in the testing centers.
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    For most of our keyless trucks the driver wears a velcro wristband that activates the ignition,doors etc. Most people hate it, and the newer trucks have regular keyed ignitions. Perhaps they've improved the technology. The few times I've driven a keyless walk-in, I didn't like it either. After so many years, it's just intuitive to handle your keys with proper methods.
  20. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    Just get yourself a nice C Clamp!