GPS vs MAPS

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

  1. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    I hope so or he/she is doing free work... our BA said to start filing on other members working prior to shift-start, especially the drivers that come in 30-60min early and are in a full sweat/hald soaked shirt at startup because they were organizing their truck off the clock.
     
  2. Brisket

    Brisket Well-Known Member

    Be careful, if you use the diad to see the map too much, the battery will be toast very quickly.
     
  3. Brisket

    Brisket Well-Known Member

  4. Froome

    Froome Active Member

    Okay, I'll let you all in on a secret. Go to the fire station. They have a msp of every street with every address in detail in a giant binder. Need a map, ask them, most will let you copy your area if you need it. Old school.
     
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  5. Froome

    Froome Active Member

    I fon't know if this still exists since they updated orion. You used to be able to highlight the street name and instead of hitting big arrow down and entering tracking number, hit little arrow down and you would get the original rdo, route delivery order. You could scroll up or down and it would tell you what streets are near the one you highlighted. Was great when you got a split or were not sure where the street was. You scrolled untl you found a street you knew and went from there. No gps needed.
     
  6. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    Still in there...I used it last week
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Member

    Learning by maps is better, but there are things a GPS with do better. Maps can be outdated. So if there are new streets a GPS is more likely to find it for you while the map your using stays outdated. Also when delivering a misload or delivering in the dark with poor street visibility a GPS will come in handy. In this case typing in an address is faster then pulling out a map to pin point where your at and where you need to go is a lot slower. And then you'll have to be thinking where to have to turn, head straight, etc, before you even get there.

    I dont think Saturday Ground is possible without GPS unless you already know the whole center by heart. It's too cluster :censored2: trying to determine how to run it when everything is spread out in miles.
     
  8. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    Saturday air is the best. 5-6 drivers doing 3/4 of my county. I program 10 stops at a time into Google Maps and play it over my bouetooth speaker along with music. Get done in 2.25-2.5 and tell the supervisor to change my puchout time for the 3 hour guarantee.
     
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Using the DOL? Few people know how to do that.
     
  10. Froome

    Froome Active Member

    We only have orion. I have 't checked to see if you can still look up dol. Just putting it out there.
     
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    RDO is the DOL.
     
  12. Froome

    Froome Active Member

    By what ever name you call it. I don't if it is still there. Sorry for the name confussion
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And yet we delivered Saturday air for decades without GPS and using only a paper map.
     
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  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Now you get the deer in headlights look from newer drivers when they have to go old school.
     
  15. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Horse and buggy take too much time.
     
  16. Arch

    Arch Member

    And when have Saturday Air drivers did 165+ stops on Saturdays? They could do 3 stops per hour and still be done very early.
     
  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    I used to do split cars that would have three towns in three different counties on it before GPS. Do the best you can until you learn the area. Screw their numbers and how you run. Do the best you can. Stop running crap by GPS and learn the area. Maybe they won't send you out blown out if you took your time and really learn where you are going. Never kown a single person get in real trouble for running like crap at UPS
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Says the expert on crap.
     
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