Next DIAD?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by swing_drv, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. swing_drv

    swing_drv Member

    Is there anything that you would like to see on the next DIAD?
    I think it would be cool if we could msg other drivers.
  2. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Yes. When you have an unscheduled pickup and you scan the packages let the diad accept the account # that was just scanned into the shipper account field.
  3. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member

    I have had that this already possible. It is currently blocked. COuld you imagine the amount of messages that would go back and forth.

    That great idea.

    Barcoding the COD amount would be another idea. Along with barcodes for the tracking numbers on tracer/follow-ups.
  4. browned_out

    browned_out Member

    :mad: How about moving the signature button somewhere else!!!!
  5. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Anywhere else!!!!
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    No signature button, but rather have fingerprint recogmition or retinal scans.
  7. DiadDude

    DiadDude Member

    It's being looked into.
  8. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Only looked into? I figured that would be a no-brainer.
  9. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member

    Its job security for IE.

    Just kidding diaddude. :wink:
  10. Dirty Savage

    Dirty Savage Paranoid Android

    Yeah but then Big Brother could read your messages. Just use your cell phone, that's what we do at our centre.

    I wish the DIADs would accept Debit cards. Here in Canada, most transactions these days are done via debit. Pizza delivery people have debit-on-delivery, we should too.
  11. loaderdude

    loaderdude New Member

    How about a section of "notes" for each stop which could be added by regular drivers as guides for utility drivers. Tips like "doesn't open till noon" or "likes it in the rear" or whatever else. Could save millions if new drivers didn't have to keep making the same little "learning curve" mistakes over and over.
  12. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Driver Messages are the coolest feature, we have it at fedex, we also have a dispatcher(full time) who will do lookups for us, and address corrections. Also if you have an on call or
    P/U that you want to give to someone else you can send it to them(with approval)

    I'll say improve the scanners accuracy. one thing I noticed at FedEx with
    the new "powerpads" they scan 10 times better and faster than the DIAD 4 does.
  13. outamyway

    outamyway New Member

    How about a non-reflective screen (not sure how that would work)I don't know how many times I've looked down at the diad and WHACKK!!! A nice bright smack in the face.
  14. 87airdriver

    87airdriver New Member

    gps and mapping info. as an air driver i am never in the same place. so took it upon my self to buy a handheld gps palm from Navman this thing works wonders for me. you can quickly type in unlimited stops, you can see all the stops mapped out on a map and it will give you turn by turn directions if needed.i have used this program for three years as an air driver and it keeps me from getting lost and helps me plan out my stops more efficiently . I hope that some day that the new diads would have this, coupled with EDD, gps, and mapping info it would make delivering unknown areas lot faster.
  15. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I have a GPS in my head. I don't need it in the DIAD. If I need turn by turn directions I look at a map.
  16. DiadDude

    DiadDude Member

    This is already in the DIAD. You can't directly enter the "notes" into a DIAD, but the center team can put a note on any address. Your center may not have the supporting systems yet, but it should soon.
  17. 87airdriver

    87airdriver New Member

    get rid of the Alfa toggle function. i hate toggling back and forth from numbers to letters
  18. 87airdriver

    87airdriver New Member

    I'm sure you know your area very well and dont need any directions but what about new utility drivers that dont know your route. sure i can use a Thomas guide and take about a min or maybe two in the dark using a flash light, but i prefer having that info if need at my fingertips on a back lit screen in less than 10 sec.


    how about having a print infonotice option. prints a label and all you do is smack it on the door with the info you already inputted into the diad.
  20. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    Format the fields correctly.

    Some fields require numbers only and some require letters only and some will use both.

    If the field will never need letters, why are the letters active?

    For example, in the COD amount fields, format the diad so that it will accept numbers only no matter whether you are in number mode or alphabet mode.

    Also, whenever you DR a package, you can press 6 for DR Porch, and no matter whichever mode you are in, it will accept it. BUT, if you press non delivery, you have to be in number mode to choose the nondelivery reason. Why?

    The zip code field is another example that will never use letters.

    Just my .02...