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

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ukUPSer43199, Feb 21, 2008.


which do you prefer?

  1. DIAD pouch

    12 vote(s)
  2. DIAD hook

    30 vote(s)
  1. ukUPSer43199

    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

  2. Jack4343

    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.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    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.
  4. currahee

    currahee 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.
  5. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    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.
  6. filthpig

    filthpig Active Member

    I use the old pouch and put my keys in it instead of carrying them.
  7. IWorkAsDirected

    IWorkAsDirected Outa browns on 04/30/09

    Neither, I think it looks lame and it would bug me to have something hanging and swinging around.
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I liked the old DIAD 3 clip. Should have added that to the poll answers!
  9. jules23

    jules23 Logic? Who needs logic?

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

    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.
  11. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Active 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.
  12. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Wish I had a diad 3 clip.
  13. jds4lunch

    jds4lunch What the hell is YOUPS??

    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
  14. Jagz

    Jagz New 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.
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    that sounds like a description of a retired guy:happy2:
  16. Captain America

    Captain America SuperDAD to the rescue

    I use the hook/clip, but I am about the only one. Most use the pouch or nothing even though pouch or clip are "part of your uniform".:punk:
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    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
  18. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    i used to pay the local bum a nip a day to carry mine
  19. LeddySS98

    LeddySS98 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= )
  20. dilligaf

    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?