BrownCafe mentioned during PCM

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsmanclt, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. upsmanclt

    upsmanclt Member

    "I know that the BrownCafe has information on how to cheat telematics, but I am telling you, you don't want to mess with this stuff, people are watching." Paraphrased center manager quote.
  2. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    I just do my job the same way as I did before telematics
  3. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

  4. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    I don't need to cheat telematics, when it cheats itself and it's owners every day.
  5. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    It is amazing how ignorant, paranoid people can get. Yeah, we get it. People are watching. That's kind of the definition of the whole telematics scheme. Maybe I missed something during the telematics posts, but I never saw anything about cheating telematics. Someone needs to go back to nanny school.
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yup, hope he held up the website:

    Also check out the sub-forum where you can submit your own tips.
  7. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Anyone who CAN'T figure out how to cheat it without a forum is not exactly a genius.

    IF you choose to bypass the system, it's pretty easily done. But, with the way I've heard of people being followed and suspended/fired, there's not a chance in hell I would try to be shady.
  8. Brownslave688

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

    In what way can we "cheat" it that would be a fireable offense?

    Only thing I know how to do is show up less on the backing report. They can't fire you for backing anyway so what's it matter.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They are talking about tampering with the equipment which will most definitely get you fired.
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Using a magnet on the door sensor and being able to leave the bulkhead open all the time. In the beginning we had a couple drivers just click their seat belt in when they left in the morning and then just sat on it all day without every actually putting it on. Yeah, that shows up.

    A buddy of mine gets upset because my average backing speed is the highest in the center and I also have one of the biggest trucks. He's in a P7 and can't catch up to me. Ha ha ha. Thursday I averaged over 6 mph.
  11. upsmanclt

    upsmanclt Member

    My center manager is not famous for specifics, but she did mention something about magnets and contacts. She also said something about a lawsuit and being required to address recording while traveling, also mentioned cameras in package cars being used in GA. We've had telematics since June of 2012 and they are just now starting to mention the reports.
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Its a lot less stressful if you just ignore it like I do.

    When they first installed it, they generated paper printouts with Google Earth satellite photos showing the exact location where every "offense" occured. On a center that sends out 60+routes a day, the sheer volume of paper became overwhelming. They were literally going thru reams of copy paper and dozens of printer ink cartridges a week, and the reports were creating a huge mess of paper blowing around everywhere like confetti. That stupidity eventually ended. Now, they will occasionally approach a driver about Telematics, but they havent spoken to me about it in over a year and I am a chronic offender when it comes to recording while idling, backing etc.
  13. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Yup, they waste paper and ink and such which equals money but then they want us to pay for benefits and take less of a raise. GENIUS!!!
  14. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    the thrill of the new toy quickly faded here also
  15. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    I still have the highest. 202 mph for a distance of .54 of a mile. It's a long story!!
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I would have loved to have been in the room when your center manager read that report.
  17. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    damn, would have thought the governor would kick in around 180
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Telematics once showed me backing up 300 feet at 20MPH. Had it been accurate, I would have backed all the way through the building, out the back wall, through the courtyard, and into a ravine.
  19. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    You should have mentioned that BrownCafe also has threads on stopping management harassment, safety, movie reviews, and what goodies to take on trips to Cuba.
  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I was recorded doing 50mph walking. Seriously. The technology is what it is.

    Ok. So, I was walking 48. :winks: :rofl: :rofl: