Packmule

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Packmule, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Our center manager notified us that we will soon have a program called "telematics" coming down the pike. Sounded like a bunch of spying to me. Anybody out there experienced this yet and what do you think of it?
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Never heard of it ... you must be the first center. I had heard of a system that was going to replace supervisors and use to discipline drivers for not following methods. This must be it.
     
  3. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Claims they can even tell if you are walking to your stop without putting the diad in the pouch. ( worried about you slipping or tripping) This totally flies in the face of my prior training.
     
  4. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    There are also fingerprint pads on the handrail to make sure your always using it.
     
  5. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I also heard they are going to put a fart sensor in your seat. Watch out
     
  6. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    Fart sensor I can handle; urine tester in the back....that's another story.
     
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Sounds scary. Give us updates as soon as you can. This may be the thing that makes me quit and tell UPS to pi$$ off.
     
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    why would they want to put a telescope in a package car?
     
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Is UPS security with the random body cavity searches part of this program as well?
     
  10. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    I'm jealous of all the driver attention. Will request this for the sort aisle.
     
  11. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    I heard telematics also includes a sensor that detects incoming meteors and alerts the drivers with a friendly beep so as to not get hit by them.
     
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    For eight to twelve miles eye lead time.
     
  13. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    This is my concern. It's not that we shouldn't be doing things right, but quality people will start leaving and not applying at UPS because they refuse to work in an environment that treats them with this much disrespect. Love my company. It's a 100 year old company, but weather it is everything corporate America can and should be, or everything people hate about corporate America, depends on who is currently running the ship. This current batch leaves a lot to be desired.
     
  14. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Don't matter. They'll still get charged with an accident.
     
  15. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Yeah, telematics sends the warning to a center manager who then has to warn the driver. Doesn't happen fast enough I suppose.
     
  16. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I've seen two people quit out of a thousand and alot of names on the bid sheets when they come up. So I don't see many leaving.
     
  17. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    all I see leaving are on-road sups.
    Could be because I wear bi-focals.
     
  18. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

    I hear the building down the road got telematics and the drivers sere 20 mins behind due to it.

    Thanks for the OT UPS. You micromanagers are the best.
     
  19. upsdon

    upsdon Member

    Where the hell have you guys been, our building has had telematics for 2 years now. We must have been one of the test case buildings. You will be required to be 100% on seatbelt, bulkhead door. They can gps your speed and it records how hard you brake. Oh ya almost forgot how many times you back. Thats nothing, our building is also moving on to the new "back up camera", and yes they will be able to see the driver. No bull:censored2:.
     
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Is it true that telematics will actually drive the car at the posted speed limit, directly to the next proper stop according to EDD at the point that will give us the quickest, most efficient, path of least resistance? And all I basically have to do is sit int he seat and ride along and deliver the packages? If so, I'm all for it :smart: