is there a GPS APP that can queue up multiple stops?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by atdi198d, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. atdi198d

    atdi198d New Member

    just wondering if there is one out there where you can enter your stops in sequence order? seems like it would be a good app when you are learning new runs.
  2. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    ORION has this all covered ;)
  3. atdi198d

    atdi198d New Member

    is orion an app?
  4. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    No reason to go out of your way to provide the company with technology the company is not willing to provide to you.
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Never you worry, EDD has it covered, stop for stop!
  6. Brownslave688

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

    Yep the app is called my brain.
  7. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Get ready for the ride of your life youngblood. The supervisors take care of all the problems(the drivers) lol. Don't count on anyone else but yourself to fix the problems.
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    In all the time it takes you to enter the addresses into an app, I can look at a map and go out and be delivering.
  9. cosmo1

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

    If you really need an app to get you around the block or 2 miles down the road, you'd do better in supervision.
  10. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I f you're driving a route blind gps can be useful to find the fastest way to get on area and to find a street not on a map but aside from that maps are better because they help you to better visualize the area and learn the street layout instead of using the gps like a crutch and just following a voice's directions.
  11. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    How did any of us ever survive learning new routes with no GPS???
  12. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    I use maps on my galaxy note 2. Comes in handy sometimes. Comes in handy when some of your fellow drivers who are stuck in the 80s(lol) or some drivers who aren't computer age inclined, call you for a address they don't know or isn't in the system.
  13. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    OP - do yourself a favor, buy a mapbook:

    Tear out the page of the town you're delivering to, 'laminate' it with clear packing tape, and stick it in your work bag.

    Punching in multiple addresses into a GPS will get you nowhere fast, and no, there is no app for old-school route knowledge.

    Some things change with technology, some things don't; in this case a visual map is your best friend, until they perfect the on-windshield-HUD which will tell you where to go (seriously - someone's working on it).

    They sent a rookie out on the blind last year, in an unfamiliar town, didn't give him a map...his phone's battery died around 13:00, as he was using google-maps to figure out where he needed to go...the whole affair ended poorly.
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    When I first started driving I did the same with Google maps and even bought a power bank thingy to keep my phone full all day but quickly found that you're not learning much when depending on GPS
  15. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I read the other responses and they all have validity. However, since this is the direction you want to proceed in (and I think is a good idea) , check the app stores and see if such an app is available.
  16. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    edit: back up such an app with paper maps , so that you don't get left without any mapping resources in the event of a technological failure.
  17. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    It's called a Map get one....

    and get one for your Area made by the American Map Corporation it will be yellow on the cover
  18. Brownslave688

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

    I honestly wonder how I did it without EDD. Lots of time spent setting the truck up and doubling back to places u find an extra package for.
  19. Brownslave688

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

    Then go get those paper maps laminated. Then keep an eye on them like they are gold. I have so many laminated maps I have to clear them out of my personal truck if anyone wants to ride with me.

    I'm the only one in my center that gets maps laminated. Other drivers and sups are much more likely to get me a map I need because of it. They know I won't rip the map up and need a new one a week later.
  20. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    on saturdays i use an android app called bestroute it costs 5 bucks. u can put in up to 50 stops and it will put them in order for u, it works like a charm but honestly i don't think u will have time to punch in all those addresses on a daily route.