Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brown boxer, Nov 15, 2015.
what type of gloves do you drivers in cold regions use; mainly for touch screen reasons?
How cold does it get there?
I'm in Michigan so sometimes -10-20
Why needs gloves when we have helpers?
True didn't consider that. This will be my first peak as a driver so wasn't sure if everyone gets helpers.
I do not use the touch screen, because gloves that are touch screen capable are expensive and do not last long.
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There is a button on the right side of the key pad that turns the touch screen into numbers. Hit that button, hit 5 for deliver, whatever number for DR, stop complete. I do it all with my thumb, it is way faster than the touch screen.
Awesome I didn't know that I'll have to find that button tomorrow thanks
I buy all black ones. $6 or so and go through a few pairs through the winter (New England). Great grip and regular rubber actually works on the DIAD screen. Don't buy expensive gloves for this job. ALL gloves wear out along the fingers.
Helpers are for like 3-4 weeks. Winter is 3 months.
Thanks I have a pair of those but haven't tried them, didn't think they would work well
Got theses from the guys that work in a refrigerated warehouse they work great
Foot joy rain gloves work great
Get used to doing it now, without gloves and you will never go back to using the touch screen when it gets warm again.
I will start tomorrow, I hate the touch screen it's so slow
Using the buttons, you can roll across the correct combo and the diad will go through the screens and stop complete a couple seconds after you are done. No waiting for the screen to catch up.
Only gloves I wear
It's amazing how many people don't know this. I'm one of 60-ish in my center and I may be the only one that doesn't use the touch screen. EVER!!! It's so much faster and your thumbs never have to leave the button pad.
No gloves here.
There's maybe a handful of days I regret that decision but oh well.
Another driver showed me back in May. We PCMd it a week or so ago when we were talking about using the diad with gloves. Me and the other guy were the only ones in the building using only buttons.
button, 5, 3 = DR garage
button, 5, 1 = DR man
button, 2, 4 (I think) = non delivery, not in
Now, I always think of the touchscreen number when I am going about my day.
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