Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UrFellowUpser, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. The Howling

    The Howling New Member

    I just use the map on my phone to map out the next 10 Streets if I do t know the area. Always have an actual map in case there is no service.
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    GPS gets you there without actually knowing how you got there.
  3. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    The plat maps I’ve seen only show a few streets at a time and some don’t even label the roads.
  4. Stanton

    Stanton New Member

    I just went for an interview and they told me you can't use a GPS. Is that the standard rule nation wide or just in Jersey? Some people on these posts obviously use it so can someone clarify?
  5. Brownslave688

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

    You can't use like a garmin. You can use your phone.
  6. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Obviously you can’t drive and use a GPS at the same time. We have Maps on the diad now with Orion, so no need to worry. You can now learn the area really quick as it has you deliver each street three times a day.
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  7. Zowert

    Zowert Active Member

    Cities are a lot bigger than they once were. The suburbs in some cities seem to sprawl out forever.
  8. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    That's the stupidest argument I've ever heard.:rolleyes:
  9. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

    You might need GPS when on training for a route or going Steve Wonder on a cover. After 2 weeks on a route, it should not be needed.
  10. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    Use the new diad feature or an actual freaking map. barnes and noble, go!
  11. ixtab

    ixtab Member

    so.... you had to spend your hard earned money on a gadget to do your job?
    also if you get in an accident while looking at your doo hickey...
    good luck with all that...
  12. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    I use google assistant to help me when I'm running blind. Here's how it works.

    1. Hit google voice button on headphones
    "Take me to 123 west street"
    2. maps pulls up and navigation starts automatically
    3. Pull up and complete stop
    4. On the walk back to the package car, tell google to navigate you to the next stop and by the time you're back in the PC it's already loaded and ready for you.

    I have found it works majority of the time, as lo ong as the street isnt some weird ass sounding name.

    After a while you get used to the streets and no longer need GPS, but when in a pinch this will surely help you survive a blind run.
  13. ixtab

    ixtab Member

    that is standard “UPS Speak” as long as everything goes correct - they don’t care - 1st time there’s an issue - why didn’t you follow the methods! you know a GPS is an in-cab distraction!
  14. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Plat books are the bomb, especially when you deliver in counties that don't post the 911 addresses at the houses. That's how I learned, now all our new guys are using their phones and panic when their batteries die at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    When I was preloading in the 80's I heard drivers talking about Plat books. Never really knew what they were talking about. I just loaded all the rural route 1's together, all the RR 2"s, all the RR 3's etc. Made my job really easy. Of course back then there would be only a handful of stops. Now everyone wants to live in the country on 5 acres and have a pony.
  16. sikidiki

    sikidiki Active Member

    Gps isn't an in cab distraction, you glance at it like you would your gauges when checking your speed, it also says directions so you know where to turn, also about what i spend my money on is really none of your business, If it makes my job easier and less stressful for me, i see no problem with it. If i eventually dont need it then it did its job correctly. But until i stop getting sent on random cover routes, ill probably have it with me at all times.
  17. sikidiki

    sikidiki Active Member

    Depends on your center, i have used my garmin on multiple rides with on road sups and they all know i use it, in fact they like to send me on harder routes because they know i can do it with the garmin, lol
  18. Arch

    Arch Member

    I just print out an Orion map and check out the dots as I go. The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't give you the block numbers. So that's why I have the center print a separate map and paste both maps on the visor side by side. I only use a GPS to get to the starting point and heading back if the route is at a location I don't know.
  19. Brownslave688

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

    You print out all of those maps on the clock?
  20. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus