Technology Rumor

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by MC4YOU2, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    I heard amongst the scuttlebutt in the office a few days ago, that there are already some cars in an area or two with a camera on the driver, possibly a test area for later deployment. Anyone else heard this? Either way, I've always figured that the day would come that we would see extreme monitoring. With telematics in place this is just the next step.
     
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I would be nervous with a camera pointed at me while driving. Nervousness leads to accidents.

    IMHO, a camera on the driver is going too far.
     
  3. Personally, I don't believe UPS would decide to pursue implementation of cameras in its vehicle fleet. Imagine the dust build up on the lens over time.

    But if they did, it likely would be of the variety where only the last 30 minutes or so, was continuously over-recorded.

    That could be very useful information, such as the moments before a traffic accident or a crime against the driver like robbery or carjacking.

    I could see it now. DIAD texting blamed for intersection accident......

    or, suspects identified robbing UPS driver.

    But buying and installing 95,000 of these would not fall into a cost cutting strategy.
     
  4. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    They don't care.
     
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I agree. The "S" in todays UPS stands for Stupid Expenditures.
     
  6. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Duh...

    Have you not heard?

    They are filming a reality show.
     
  7. Pkgrunner

    Pkgrunner Service Provider

    Isn't this the Theme Song:


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  8. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

  9. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    I know a couple drivers who would be honored to take a dump in a DR bag on camera.
     
  10. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid




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  11. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I'd just wipe my boogers on the camera lens.
     
  12. Pkgrunner

    Pkgrunner Service Provider

    Maybe we could get Helmet Cams for the rural routes:

     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    I would be honored to work with both of you.

    ******.
     
    Lasted edited by : Jan 13, 2010
  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    While taking a dump on camera is not a choice I would make, I can understand the sentiment.

    This company will often overlook the simplest and most obvious solutions to problems and instead choose to pole vault over mouse turds by spending huge sums of money and time in order to micromanage its people to the nth degree.

    If you want your people to cooperate and work with you...you dont accomplish that by putting cameras in the package cars.

    Fix the preload. Fix the ongoing problems with PAS/EDD. Fix the flawed and ridiculous time studies. Fix the overcrowded facilities, inadequate equipment and obsolete package cars. Dont pretend that these problems will magically disappear by installing a camera in the truck.
     
  15. MethodsMan2

    MethodsMan2 New Member

    These cameras were tested a few years back. I have a friend in Atlanta Georgia where they did the testing. He even had them in his package car. They put one in the cab and one in the package compartment too. Told him because drivers complain about their loads being so bad they wanted to find out how much time the drivers spent in the back sorting packages and if they could fix this it would save UPS millioms of dollars.
     
  16. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    If they put a camera in the back to see how bad the load was then that would be okay with me, but to watch me everyday, not for me.
     
  17. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I don't believe it, though it would be nice to find the various You Tube videos that would come from this.

    It would be the only thing in a pkg car getting cleaned.

    No worries on this, my preloader would mistakenly cover it up or break it anyways.:knockedout:
     
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It seems that Telematics would accomplish the same measurements and no one would have to view the video. Camera is a low (or no) tech solution for that purpose.
     
  19. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I agree. You're more likely going to catch the driver digging in their nose or worse, than anything that would "save money".
     
  20. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member