telematics

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rappin4J, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Rappin4J

    Rappin4J New Member

    Just curious... We have had "big brother ". In our center for six months. Wondering what u all think about it. I don't mind it to much. I consider myself a good by the books employee.
     
  2. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I think it is a minor inconvenience at best. There are a few routes I know which when I learned them, you could be in a nice tight townhouse group and with bulkhead open and seatbelt off, you could knock out 30 stops in about 10-15 minutes. I still fly through that section, but it does take a few more minutes
     
  3. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    I follow Telematics in November and December the same as I do the other 10 months of the year. Does it slow me down?
    Yes it does compared to the way I delivered for many years prior to its introduction but I realize this the 'New" UPS and it is what it is now. I routinely encourage the younger drivers to embrace this technology
     
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    The drivers that were shocked by it the most in my Center were the runners. Now they have to wear their seatbelts, shut the engine off at each stop, shut the bulkhead door, and they have to take their lunch. They also don't clock out before 5:00 anymore. I haven't had any problems with it. I do make more money than I used to because I walk off more stops.
     
  5. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member


    Well it all depends on the "flavor" of the month.... what Ie or mgt wants to address..... number of backs, recording while idling, recording while driving, on road idle times, bulk head door incidents, etc.... one of each will be discussed as a really concerning issue one week, then totally forgot about the next to bring up another... Come back in January and you'll see I'm pretty sure

    whenever I see X-man delivering, leaving their trucks on, bulk head door opened WHILE making business stops, I can imagine our IE teams heads' exploding...
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    One of our runners is having an issue this Peak with recording while idling when his helper is on the car. One day he had 102.
     
  7. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Every 6 months or so I have to endure a couple weeks of some kid running at me in the morning with a clipboard and a printout paper with highlight markings on it wanting to know why I took x many minutes at such and such stop. I tell him what he wants to hear and he goes away.
    Like I always a say just do your job, no one ever got fired for doing their job.
     
  8. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I really like it because it makes me look like a superstar.
     
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Search this forum. You should find enough threads on the subject to keep you busy for a whole weekend.
     
  10. They now alot more than shows up on there report!! Did you know they can tell when the bulkhead door is open even when the truck isnt on?
     
  11. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    also what gear you're in...
     
  12. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    The question is, why are you worried about it? There is nothing you can do to about it but work with it, so why waste time worrying about it?
     
  13. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Telematics...we haven't heard much fussing over that stuff in our center recently....I guess we're about due for a 'flavor of the month'.
     
  14. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It's funny how you don't here a word about it during Nov and Dec. I guess it's only a 10 month a year priority.
     
  15. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    I get the Stink Eye from my on car over observing Telematics during November and December.
     
  16. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We were told they wouldn't even look at recording while moving or idleing during peak because of helpers.
     
  17. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    I'd wager if a driver is involved in an accident or serious injury Telematics would be the FIRST thing management would look at
     
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We recently had an intersection crash that pretty much proved that the driver did everything he could. According to telematics, he was going slower than he remembered and he started braking earlier than he remembered.
     
  19. SignificantOwner

    SignificantOwner A Package Center Manager

    The report I hear is coming that I will like will show packages recorded at locations other than the actual stop addresses. For example a package stop completed 1/2 mile from the correct address.
     
  20. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    The diad will show that now if you pull the GPS plots. We had a driver fired for this 2 or 3 years ago.