Educate me about DIADs

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mixyo, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. mixyo

    mixyo Active Member

    I'm not a driver, so I don't get to use one of these fancy devices. I find them quite fascinating, however. What types of things are they used for? How do they work? Do you enjoy using it?

    ​Gimme to scoop on DIAD's!
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

  3. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    I don't think it vibrates, if that's what you're asking...
  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Most drivers just use DIADs for watching porn. The screen is small but any driver will tell you that size doesn't matter.
  5. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    its used for surfing the interwebs and posting on browncafe. also used to take pictures of hottie milfs around town.
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    It has a built in app that warns you when any sup is in your area .
  7. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We use the DIAD as a time card, we clock in and out on it. We record everything we do all day in it. We enter the package car number, beginning and ending milage, how much fuel we pump into it. We download all our route information in it as soon as we clock in. The route is there stop by stop in order, with all the tracking info and GPS coordinates in it. It uploads delivery info every few minutes, we also get text messages from our Center and we can communicate back with it. We also use it to record missorts and load conditions which are how we communicate with the Preload.

    We used to do everything with a paper timecard and make out paper delivery records to record everything. That wasn't much fun in pouring rain and ink pens freezing in the Winter. So I guess it is an improvement. The new one scans better than the last one, but it doesn't seem to be as well made.
  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    You forgot to mention that they use the DIAD as a weapon to fire you!
  9. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I also had a customer call in about leaving an electronic device behind a bush in the snow. Whatever.
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Older versions were good for bashing dogs, this latest version, being smaller, not so much!
  12. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I hit a dog so hard with DIAD 1. .................................................I think I made him retarded!.......little sob jumped up and bit my arm..........I hit him as hard as I could!....dont order crap and leave your dog loose in the yard!IIf I was allowed to carry a gun at work...I would have shot him
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Newer key design helps the keys to not stick as much.
  14. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    They bounce about 7 inches when dropped.
  15. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    Our center had a dog get knocked out last year. Driver got a nice applause at pcm the next day.
  16. overallowed

    overallowed Active Member

    When DIAD first came out, we were told how great they were and how this was the "future". We were told this device would do half our work for us. So I asked for 2 of them.
  17. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    So what do you guys do when someone is videotaping you? Man that has to be really creepy...
  18. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    You talk politely to them and tell them to call 1-800-PICK UPS as you walk back to the package car. No sense in losing your cool and arguing with an idiot.
  19. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    I guess, but I can't imagine being taped. I suppose you need to keep your cool, because you'll be on youtube.

    By the way, I got bitten by a dog and I know I was supposed to use my diad, but I couldn't do it. I just shook my leg really hard and then imagined hitting that :censored2: owner with the diad. He just laughed when his dog bit me because he apparently thought it funny.
  20. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Don't believe a word he said!
    It slices, It dices and it can core a apple!
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