Armed suspects on the loose after carjacking UPS delivery truck in Hesperia just before Christmas

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Dec 24, 2019.

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

  2. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Aren't UPS package cars equipped with telematics? Unless that hijacked vehicle was a rental... glad that the employees were ok
     
  3. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    getting to be a daily occurance almost
     
  4. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

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  5. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    I know the DIADs have GPS. I don't know if the package cars themselves have gps locators.
     
  6. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Soo, your package cars don't have something like this plugged in the OBD2 port?

    Yeah, our powerpad/scanners also have GPS built in as well for POD tracking

    Moto Safety GPS tracker
     
  7. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

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  8. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Hmmm, very similar... just different brands.

    Dunno y my subcontractor group is wasting money on this when we're not hourly
     
  9. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    I never spend a lot of time rooting around under the dash, so I don't know. We link our diads to the vehicle through the uld barcode so I figured that is how they track our location/movement. It would make sense that they have a separate tracker for the PC's, and maybe the thieves knew that and removed it.
     
  10. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Or they were in a rental... that news article was too vague.

    How else would UPS knows u were using the seatbelt or how fast you're going thru a suburban neighborhood? on board telematics
     
  11. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    I know about telematics. I've never had a supervisor call me in the middle of the day asking about back first exceptions. It's always on a report the next day, so I have no first hand knowledge as to whether the telematics communicates real time, or if it includes location information. We have this metal box with wires running to it and blinking lights on the cargo side of the bulkhead. That's what I figured the telematics thing is. I kinda figured they communicated the data once we got back to the center.
     
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  12. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    I'd ride shotgun for peak.
     
  13. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Stop being a little bitch

    My first week I got hit by a swerving drunk driver (deemed avoidable) and my OC came and picked me up, revealed to me that he has to wait until the next morning to access the telematics. That’s when telematics are great; he was able to prove that I started slowing down honking and pulling over well before the drunk guy made contact with me and it was a “slam dunk” in his own words.
     
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  14. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    its always that way with UPS, guilty until proven innocent.

    glad it worked out.