Music ideas.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by platinum9898, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    Hey guys I'm a new driver and am dying of the traffic noise. I was wondering if any one can give me some ideas for having music in the truck. Radio anything that doesn't require headphones. Also is it tolerated by management? Thank you in advance

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  2. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Play some "Boy George" cd .......as loud as u can stand it.....people including mgt will leave u alone
     
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Muzak should help you remain calm.
     
  4. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Go to Home Depot and buy this
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    Rechargable battery that lasts 2-3 days with Lithinum 18v battery, great FM reception, so-so AM, plus can connect to mp3 player, ipod
    Got one and it works awesome, not too big and easy to bungee down in the truck

    Will cost over 100 bucks because of battery and charger but pays for itself. Plus I liked the radio so much, I ended up buying Ryobi battery products for around the house (air compressor, vacuum, weed whacker, hedge trimmer). They make great easy to use products.

    PS - I will wait by the mail for my Ryobi endorsement check with this forum advertising plug :wink2:
     
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  5. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    Jesus #$@%&#@ ch***.....that's exactly what i was looking for. Where do you place that in the truck?

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  6. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Every truck is different. There's an elastic band on the back that holds an ipod, I slip a bungee cord through it and put the ends in the defrost vent holes. Use your imagination but be sure it is secure, you don't want anything falling out of the cab.
     
  7. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    I use my ipod with one of the small speakers. It uses three AAA batteries and works great. It is small and hangs in the top of the cab so it is not in my line of sight.

    My Sup. has been on the car with me several times while I had it playing. Never said a word about it.
     
  8. DubyaUPS

    DubyaUPS New Member

    I pod nano that has ft tuner and a jawbone jambox. Both are rechargeable and will last for a 9 hour day. Sits on the dash of my p700

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  9. DubyaUPS

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  10. 32F driver

    32F driver Active Member

    Man, you guys have it nice. If management in my center sees anything that is not UPS sanctioned, they rip it out on the spot. Zero tolerance for any in cab distractions.
     
  11. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Yet every vehicle made in the world has a radio, funny. LOL
    If it's somewhere in the truck where you can't touch it while driving, there should be no issue.
     
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  12. 32F driver

    32F driver Active Member

    The drivers who were affected said the same thing. It wasn't only radios. iPads, a very small tv. a power cord to run a cooler. That's all I know about. Management was very interested to know when the drivers were on their iPads. Standard answer was lunch.
     
  13. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    Thank you everyone for sharing your ideas. I might try them all lol.

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  14. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    I was going to try using this method but was unsure about how long those portable speakers lasted. That would be perfect. Do you connect it to the ipod wired or bluetooth?

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  15. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    Ever since a i saw a fed ex ground driver blasting some music, i needed it in my life... but he connected wires to ground and positive in the cab.

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  16. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    I can't wait to be out there jammin. If only i could put 18 inch subs in the back....

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  17. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Article 18 Section 8 states the following
     
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  18. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Never do that. It's caused fires when done improperly so UPS would have a cow.
     
  19. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with Rhapsody downloaded tracks and music on my SD card and Bluetooth headphones for listening to music and answering calls. All day long chillin and jamming, music soothes the soul and is therapeutic.
     
  20. DubyaUPS

    DubyaUPS New Member

    Battery lasts longer with a wire and Bluetooth off. I have the original jambox and it will last all day. But I leave the volume about halfway. Bag jambox will last much longer

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