Diad Holder Thing

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by silliemarz, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. browned out

    browned out Well-Known Member

    What is at the bottom of the new holder? Is that a speaker/mic? Can I talk to mission control thru it?
     
  2. clever_username

    clever_username Philosoraptor

    My regular pc came back from PMI with one of these installed on Friday. It’s good if you’ve got one of those diads that is dead by 5pm, but otherwise I see no reason to have it. And aren’t we getting new diads in the next year or so anyway? Way to waste money UPS.
     
  3. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    What’s new? UPS is not opposed to spending billions on a program that is basically worthless. Why not spend even more to force use to use the useless technology?
     
  4. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    I’m going to laugh if they install this in the old million mile diesel I drive. Just in time to uninstall when the thing gets crushed.
     
  5. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    The joke now is we are having senior drivers in the office for not using the new navigation. Some guys could probably do their routes blindfolded.
     
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  6. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    Flavor of the month here too, "cradle compliance" Mine is about zero since i refuse to use it. I know how to do the route and it's an in cab distraction which they tell us to avoid, how ironic that they've installed one now.
     
  7. SafetyFirst

    SafetyFirst Member

    We were told we have to be 90% compliant with cradle use but they don't want us looking at it (even though it's angled toward the driver seat staring you in the face). It's definitely a distraction, my management team has even acknowledged so at one of our recent PCM's.

    I don't know what it's ultimate purpose is but I feel like it has to be something more than navigation. If it's not this has to be an incredibly expensive solution to a problem that for the most part never existed.
     
  8. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Doesn't seem to have power?
     
  9. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Anyone else try to charge?
     
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    It is the perfect size for holding a bottle of water. That is what I use it for. I carry my diad in a holster and will not use the holder on the dash.
     
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  11. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    You will in my district. The suit monkeys are monitoring. They know every stop it is or isn't being used.
     
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Using it is a recipe for repetitive motion injuries. If forced, I will use it. I found that it takes quite a bit of time to get the diad out. I am on the 9/5 list and the penalty pay is sweet as honey.
     
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  13. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    We are forced.
     
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    "My diad is stuck in the holder. What should I do now?"

    Repeat as needed.
     
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  15. Whither

    Whither Scofflaw

    My sup forced me to write up my pkg car to have the damn cradle installed. Pretended I had forgotten the first time he told me. I could tell he was serious the second time and I'd better not risk a third (since I'm still qualifying). Was having the same trouble my first day with the cradle til I figured out you just have to press the back piece to release DIAD. A couple days later I noticed there's a tiny sticker with the same instructions, lol.
     
  16. Whither

    Whither Scofflaw

    One day my center manager ODS'ed that if we had the cradle, our "next stop must be bookmarked". Lol, wut ... do you want us to deliver and pick up packages or spend all day f* ing with the DIAD -- but turns out it was the flavor of the day only.
     
  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If forced, I figured that I would bend it enough so that there is minimal resistance when pulling it out. I am not risking carpal tunnel to satisfy a pencil pusher.
     
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  18. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    Stop crying and put your diad in the slot.
     
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  19. BestMgrEver

    BestMgrEver Hot girl summer

    We're told to force drivers to use it. I've yet to send out that message yet. It does nothing to my numbers.
     
  20. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    That's what she said
     
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