Powerpad cameras ~ pics of driver releases

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by OrioN, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Ok so i heard that they are testing these in a certain region of the usa...

    that way, when the customer enters the tracking number from the package and / or the doortag number, they can see where the driver / courier had left the box, bag, envelope, bag, or irreg parcel

    Pretty neat if they're doing that, using the tech that's built in these Motorola scanners... i already carry 2 additional batteries, so thats not a problem

    will UPS follow suit with their Honeywell diads? Who knows...
     
  2. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    All it takes is one disgruntled driver on their last day to have 100 dick pics all over the FedEx website. Can't wait!
     
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  3. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    This is a good way to kill the already garbage batteries we use.
     
  4. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    We don't have enough good batteries for the power pads we have, and we know buying more batteries is not an option!
     
  5. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    I'm lucky if my battery last the whole route without the camera.
     
  6. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    We have PT people going out and running through two batteries (if they're lucky enough to get there when the few spare batteries we have are still around) on a 4 hour route.
     
  7. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    For what it's worth, Ground talked about this about a decade ago. It never went very far because of what was expected to be a very outraged customer having the delivery person taking unauthorized pictures of their residence . Even though the focus of the picture would be the box there would have been no way to avoid including in the image some of their back porch, front door etc. Given that X is having a very hard time maintaining a positive public image doing something like this is likely be one of their dumbest moves ever.
     
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    That almost guarantees they will do it.
     
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  9. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    But, Google's street view of homes are ok then?

    As for the batteries, i noticed a couple of "fatter" li-ion battery packs in our chargers.... hmm
     
  10. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    That's the difference. Google is the view from the street. Snapping a photo while standing on the customer's property, well that might open up a whole new can of worms.
     
  11. InRythmWithTime

    InRythmWithTime I've gone big, now I'm going home

    you :censored2:s prolly turn the flash light on and run it dry, ive done it
     
  12. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    I don't see the possible positives. Does the customer not know what their front door looks like? It would be a giant waste of time for no real gain. I'm sure it'll be in the next software update.
     
  13. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    I took a pic with the ppad one time by accident. I was sitting on the powerpad and it was making all kind of ppad noises and when I picked it up it had a picture on the screen of the passenger side of my sprinter. lol I don't even know how I managed to do that.

    I've casually glanced through the settings after that and didn't notice the camera option. Kind of weird that my ass found it though.
     
  14. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Yes, FedEx is the uncontested master of this concept.
     
  15. Star B

    Star B White Lightning

    You would think they would get rid of the signature sheets (I'm blanking on the proper term) by taking a pic of the signed door tag with a camera before all this crap.
     
  16. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    2 words: massive stinkies!
     
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  17. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Delivery records. What a waste of paper! So many days I will have only ONE signature on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper.
     
  18. Downwardspiral

    Downwardspiral New Member

    But...but... FedEx cares about the environment.
     
  19. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    Yeah I agree the signature record is dumb. Collecting the orange copy of the airbill and batching it is annoying too.
     
  20. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    Oh also when accidentally hitting release on a package that needs a signature, it deletes the tracking number and all the info (if you typed it in). That :censored2: is annoying.