drivers/driver helpers...THE BIG QUESTION!!!

which do you prefer?

  • DIAD pouch

    Votes: 12 28.6%
  • DIAD hook

    Votes: 30 71.4%

  • Total voters
    42

ukUPSer43199

loader/driver helper
which one do you prefer...DIAD pouch or DIAD hook???

personally i prefer the hook even though i have a pouch on my belt also lol

cheers,
john:wieghtlifter:
 

Jack4343

FT DR Specialist
Which pouch? Personally, I hate the new hard pouch. It interferes with my motion of applying the seat belt and I find that I guess I'm pretty wide because when I wear it, I always bang into doors with it. :happy-very: I usually carry the diad with the package but in those cases where there are alot of packages, I use the belt clip. I keep it clipped where the DVIR book is in the cab so I can just grab it when I need it. I also wear the old soft pouch. I use it sometimes as well. That's where I keep my info notices.
 

UpstateNYUPSer(Ret)

Well-Known Member
I don't use either. I carry the DIAD in my hand as I usually sheet as I am walking (residential) or carry it in the packages that I have for a commercial stop. I am also able to preview my next stop(s) as I am walking back to the pkg car while scanning the walkway.
 

currahee

Well-Known Member
I use the old belt clip. I tried the new diad 4 clip for a couple of days and probably set a record for dropping my diad. I never consider a pouch figure it would be in the way and aggravate me.
 
I use the diad3 belt clip. The larger of the two belt clips. I hated the thinner belt clip that hooks to the metal bar at the bottom of the board. If we get caught carrying the diad on top of a load, we get chewed out. They seem to think the diad is fragile or something.
 

jules23

Logic? Who needs logic?
If we get caught carrying the diad on top of a load, we get chewed out. They seem to think the diad is fragile or something.

The DIAD is a computer that is expensive to replace. Would you carry your laptop or desktop on top of a load?
 

edd_tv

Cardboard picker upper
i swear by the pouch. i could never get the hook the way i wanted it. with the pouch it seems to be designed for diad 3 and is too big for diad 4. it helps when you have your hands full to have a wider pouch like that to get the diad into easier.
 

Ghost in the Darkness

Well-Known Member
I like the hook, it works pretty good except for the fact that my coat hangs down below it making it a nuisance in the winter time. I've heard the pouch works great for carrying checks (cods) and shipping papers, I'm gonna get one and see how it goes.
 

jds4lunch

What the hell is YOUPS??
The DIAD is a computer that is expensive to replace. Would you carry your laptop or desktop on top of a load?

I would like to see a laptop computer survive the amount of abuse that a DIAD sees everyday. I drop mine or bang it against the walls/shelves of the truck almost everyday. Don't forget the odd snowbank it also falls into. This is like comparing apples to oranges, a regular computer wouldn't last 5 minutes.

Oh, and by the way, I carry the DIAD
 

Jagz

Active Member
I use the pouch. I like it better than the clip, I can get to it pretty quick.

Although, from using it a lot, the pouch is starting to widen and the DIAD is sagging.
 

rod

Retired 19 years
I use the pouch. I like it better than the clip, I can get to it pretty quick.

Although, from using it a lot, the pouch is starting to widen and the DIAD is sagging.
that sounds like a description of a retired guy:happy2:
 

rod

Retired 19 years
I use the pouch (to haul tools and stuff when I'm workin on my dock):happy2: I knew one day it would come in handy
 

LeddySS98

Well-Known Member
Diad III I use to just carry with it with no problems... but when we got the IV I kept dropping it... felt kinda awkwardly balanced... So i tried the Diad IV pouch and i liked it, but it would'nt last very long before it started stretching like stated above... I tried the clip and I've never looked back. The clip gets in the way sometimes but I've gotten pretty good at lifting the coat out of the way, or getting arround the seatbelt.

I broke my clip off early one morning and for the next couple stops all day after typing in the name I'd go to hook it back on and drop it. Habbit forming clips= )
 

dilligaf

IN VINO VERITAS
I don't like the pouches, I feel like they are in the way and I don't like having the extra weight on my hip. I feel out of balance. But what are the clips every one is talking about?
 
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