Easily navigate new routes

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Dodge, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    Wanted some thoughts, I'm on my 3rd day of my 30 day probation and to me the hardest part is learning the area especially since i moved to this location from out of state. Since management is completely against smartphones or gps devices in the cab with you I think I may have found a pricey, but good loophole to their rules.

    Garmin epix™ (Preloaded with U.S. TOPO 100K maps)

    I think this would come in handy especially as a cover driver, which is what I'll be for a while once I qualify.
     
  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Don't you do the same route daily since you just started?

    Buy one of those county maps. Every town is in it for around $10.
     
  3. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    Yes, but having it all literally on your wrist I feel like would make it that much easier. Also you could just hit a button and say the address then boom you're in route to the destination.

    Also I'm really into fitness and this has a lot of features I would definitely use outside of work.
     
  4. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    600 FN BUCKS FOR A MAP !!!!!
    SERIOUSLY ?????
    You're too uneducated to even be allowed to drive a vehicle !!!!
     
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  5. Dhydratd

    Dhydratd Active Member

    Print a map of your area and just use that. It's how is old timers did it before gps. You will actually learn your route faster because you will be using your brain.
     
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  6. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    Before you spend all that money I'd say after work and on the weekend just drive your area...it sucks at first but soon it's going to click and your resi customers will all be the same...you'll remember little things like oh that's the house with the 67 year old dog turd on the lawn
     
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  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Heff, we are doomed.
     
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  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Wait six months----your Dick Tracy watch will be down to 50 bucks.
     
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  9. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    If China decides to blow up our GPS satellites, millions of millennials will perish driving into the oceans.
    It's very sad.
     
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  10. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    Well... I'm sure there are less expensive watches that do the exact same thing, I merely meant to use it as an example... But even my 2nd day my supervisor had to do a pickup that another driver couldn't get and he had me enter it in my GPS on my phone for him. He's a "sup" but he's on the road all the time, been doing it for 7 years as well.
     
  11. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    Just because you old geezers would need a 200 page instruction booklet and someone to read it and explain it to you doesn't make it a bad investment
     
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

     
  13. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    I hope so, that would be awesome!
     
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Us old geezers knew how to get from point A to Point B without 600 bucks worth of tech crap to rely on. I would give that watch maybe one week before it was smashed by falling packages.
     
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  15. Dhydratd

    Dhydratd Active Member

    Did he reimburse you for the data he used on your cell plan?
     
  16. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    been with ups for 5 years preloader, never seen a package move in a vehicle that wasn't itself moving lol
     
  17. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    Nope, unlimited data with hd streaming.
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

     
  19. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

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  20. rod

    rod retired and happy


    So you never loaded a 50 pound box up on top of others on the top shelf of an 8 cube or P-1000? You would be the exception to the rule then.