"Follow My Delivery" Map-Based Tracking Service

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DriveInDriveOut, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    Check out the PCM on upsers.com.

    My Choice members will soon (April 14th) be able to track our package cars on a live map that updates every 2-3 minutes. At roll out it will only be for Next day airs.
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  2. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    sounds like a great option for criminals to utilize
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  3. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Will it track package or package car it should be on.
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  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Wasn't too long ago they said we would have the tech to print tracking into the labels. Soon people will be able to track their packages real time.
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Customers will complain about the truck driving past their house (while following ORION) and not delivering their package.
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  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Sounds like you will be getting more corporate concerns.;)
  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    If they track package will they be able to pinpoint which roller it is jammed in in the building
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  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Track all you want, I'm stopping for lunch- don't bother me.
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  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You can have it in 59 minutes
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They talked about this when I went to driving school. There was going to be an RF device implanted in the label to allow for real time tracking. This was in the mid 90's so I would think the technology has improved since then.
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  11. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    This will be an epic annoyance for drivers in areas such as mine that deliver allot of NDA VA meds. However....it will be a relief for the OMSs in those areas because some of those customers will be able to track us down instead of calling the center ever 30 minutes wanting to know where their crack.....uh......"pain medicine" is.
  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I'm sure they'll still roll in.

    "Why isn't the tracking working?"

    "It's 930, why isn't my ground package here? It says it's on the truck"

    "My cousin saw a UPS truck in the next county. But my tracking says the vehicle is a mile over. Why is your tracking lying?"

    I actually think it's funny. Customers will probably have a better tracking interface than we will.
  13. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You already have live tracking. I've seen it myself. Now stop following me!!!
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  14. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    It has a tendency to freeze a lot and it feels like loading a game on dial up. Cool in theory, but it still needs a lot of work.
  15. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    please don't do it. last time I seen a customers .38.... not cool ............ Don't do it
  16. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    Shouldn't they also be able to pinpoint misroutes and bad pals in the morning before we drive out then? That would be a major relief.
  17. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    This could end up being a mess. Most customers are totally reasonable but there will always be an entitled few who think they're your only stop for the day. They want their package and they want it NOW. Their wife is going after them about it. They have somewhere to be. It would make their kid's day to get it earlier. And now they'll have this. So much time wasted being stopped on route and/or having to explain yourself.

    I get that the company wants to look cool and technologically advanced. But I don't think it'll make up for the potential cons of angry customers driving around trying to track down drivers with 2-3 minute old location information. Particularly in areas with later commit times (or no commit times for very distant areas) for NDA deliveries where this could go on all day.

    Two Points Under Customers' Frequently Asked Questions at the end of the release on UPSers are particularly thought provoking to me. Don't the Company's answers sort of indicate there won't be any actual usefulness to the system in the first place?
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  18. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    All the more reason to pass out the center's unlisted phone number.

    They make me visible to any Tom, Dick, or Harry..
    I make them reachable to the same.

    Thats just what we need at peak while in the hood at 8 PM.
    Fools. This should be a national Art 18 grievance and a class action lawsuit after the first robbery is linked to it.
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  19. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    Crazy, stalker housewives?:chaseups:
  20. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    The porch pirates can use this tool to maximize their haul during the holidays.
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