Keep your head in the sand

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownslave688, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Other than to save a boatload of money
  2. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Douschebaggery

    Laugh now or give it credibility. The writing is on the wall.
  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Maybe way down the road, but today the tech has to be far too expensive.
  4. Brownslave688

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

    The liability would be on the manufacturer.

    The union won’t exactly have a say in it
  5. Brownslave688

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

    Not a matter of if. Only when
  6. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Douschebaggery

    Something I completely took into account when coming up with my exit plan.
  7. davidix

    davidix Active Member

    Yeah the writing is on the wall but its 20+ years down the road before you even have to worry about it.

    You guys are chicken littles..
  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    That's debatable.

    In years past.... UPS always let "others" figure out the learning curve on

    new technology. I don't see this being any different.

    Hoffa: Teens Driving Trucks Interstate Would Jeopardize Safety

    Sure they will.

    It's an issue.... that would be subject to collective bargaining.

    Look what they have already done, in the recent National Master Freight Agreement.

    "Prohibitions against using driverless trucks."

    Workers at YRC Freight, Holland, New Penn Approve National Master Contract

  9. Brownslave688

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

    Just like automated buildings. The company will do what they want.

    1) because the current leadership would never strike them if it came to that

    2) if they’re not using employees to run the trucks they won’t really care if those employees quit/strike. That’s kind of the point.

    For the first issue of ups waiting on tech that’s going to have to change. Amazon is in the delivery game now and you can bet if Bezos can use tech to replace workers and get a leg up. He will
  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    That's funny.

    What is the resource.... of future employees ?
  11. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  13. Brownslave688

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

  14. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    You boomers are toxic.... somethings I have heard over the past 7-10years

    >hurrrrr amazon will never be able to deliver their own stuff, just look at what happened to DHL!!! Member....member that guise? Never gonna happen.

    Here we are with amazon delivering 100% of their volume in some city’s, very soon every city

    >autonomous vehicles will never happen in our life time!!!! NEVER!!! Driving a big truck in a straight line is really hard! No way!!! Whose gonna cover an injury in the case of accident.

    Here we are, we have fully functional autonomous vehicles that currently only need a dipship on the drivers seat for regulatory purposes.... whose gonna cover if said autonomous vehicle causes a death? The same insurance that will cover when a extra sleepy ups driver doses off and kills a person.... at a lower premium at that.

    >ups will never use drones in our life time.... hahahahaha where is the drone gonna drop the package... hahahahaha what if a drone hurts a kid!! Zomg can you imagine

    Ups now has faa approval for line of site flight, in a few years the approval will include more.

    Get your heads out of the sand. The lack of imagination and resistance to change is sad actually.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
  15. I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
  16. I have been lurking

    I have been lurking On the spectrum

    Tay is love. Tay is life.
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Oh man they start full automation here on Monday . thankfully our local Petco is hiring .
  18. Utility81

    Utility81 Member

    Can’t wait until a robot or sup takes over my route. Sure they’d eventually get it. It’d be 3 weeks of missed and lates until they figured it out. Orion will have me at 64 miles on a metropolitan route, when you can do it in 58 using common sense. The Orion guy admitted there was a glitch in the system for passing up business savers to do later in the day. I worked with them for 3 days as instructed and it’s even more f’d up. I don’t care anymore. Follow it if I want some OT. If it’s friday I’ll run it my way and go home early.
  19. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Uh, South Dakota and Kansas don’t have “good” weather in the winter.