New Diad

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by sikidiki, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall cop...no donut!!!

    Lol.... no... had 300+....started buying back when we had the thrift plan and right when it was available to us....sold them off in a couple different waves....
     
  2. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    Mapnav is eh... I hate to admit that sometimes it does come in handy as a cover driver when you're out blind or want to check which way to go for number breaks. It's not the best by any means but sometimes it helps. I had the pleasure of beta testing diad 6 for 2 days next week, dude who rode with me said it's supposed to be out February next year. It's basically the helper phone with a big case and keyboard, i gave ALOT of feedback to him about issues/things it can't do and so on. It's got a ways to go before I could recommend it, but it was nice to try out.
     
  3. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    I only have one legitimate purpose for mapnav which is going through a large apartment complex without a consistent numbering scheme. Not even using it when driving, just to see where the dots are because this stupid place has 4 different paths to take to get to an apartment.
     
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  4. s-l225.jpg DIAD VI
     
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  5. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Active Member

    Is where your at littered with job opportunities? I could understand that, where I'm at jobs are everywhere and pay for pt compared to other places isnt good at all. We have 4 centers in my building and no shortage of tcds waiting to go ft. Some days the preload is short and supervisors are working but they are still finding people to be hired.
     
  6. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Is this the "DIAD VI" you beta tested?


    It's odd enough that they are dumping a ton of money installing these DIAD V cradles 7 years into the 5's life, it would be even more odd that they are planning on rolling out its replacement in the next year after such an investment on the current unit.
     
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  7. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    Yup that's the one. I miss RDO and just mapping my way around a new route, you learn more that way. Mapnav you just memorize left and right turns between stops and learn nothing.
     
  8. Two Tokes

    Two Tokes Give it to me Baby

    Two peak seasons and I never could get one completed stop in those crappy things
    I just took it with me and brought it back every day
     
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  9. Poop Head

    Poop Head Troll

    We need purpose built machines. Not refurbished phones.
     
  10. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    I kind of agree, Diad 5 feels purpose built where as so far the Diad 6/phone thing seems like an after thought. There was so much :censored2: it can't do it makes me think the developers have never seen a diad 5.
     
  11. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall cop...no donut!!!

    The ivis phones we have in feeder are a joke... low end Samsungs....
     
  12. Bluefootedoobie

    Bluefootedoobie Damage Inc.

    I need a scanner with the buttons I use the most- closest to my thumb, NOT farthest away. The purpose of the diad is to scan the pacakages:Riiight?
     
  13. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    It's worse than that. Old school driving involves more brain activity, mainly the hippocampus. This brain activity would cause the brain to analyze multiple paths at once, learning navigation as it goes. This person adapts and develops what would seem to be a natural sense of direction.

    GPS reliance involves mainly the prefrontal cortex. The brain doesn't adapt. Change anything and it can seem quite stressful.
     
  14. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Map nav
    I tried it out for the first time the other day just to see
    Cannot count the number of times it led me astray
    Good thing I know my route like the back of my hand and know right where I am going each and every stop
    And they expect this technology to be the future of this company
    That is truly a "good" one
     
  15. Driver7906

    Driver7906 Active Member

    I hope I never have to temporarily come from feeder back to packages after those new DIADs go live. And that turn-by-turn navigation? Ouch.

    I had a feeling I was getting out of package car at a good time.
     
  16. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of own destiny

    Hell we are just getting the new diad holders for the others this past week. Probably 5 yrs away from getting those
     
  17. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    Lucky
     
  18. davidix

    davidix Active Member

    What kind of trash diad is that? Who's running the show for ups that they continue to make bad decision after bad decision. Orion is a joke, and now some diad with tiny buttons and some navigation system?

    They are trying to make the job easier for our replacements. But they are just making things more difficult for the current drivers to do their job. I mean do they want us to be less productive ? Is that what the people up top want. I'm confused as to why these terrible ideas are being pushed.

    If I have to follow some navigation turn by turn cell phone that's on some holder I see production going waaaaay down. I guess I'll do 100 stops a day max.

    Ups is their own worst enemy.
     
  19. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Use the turn by turn navigation.
    Run 3 hours over.
    You either much fewer stops, or they throw the new diad in the garbage.
     
  20. Driver7906

    Driver7906 Active Member

    Someone in management told me that the turn-by-turn navigation will be the only way you can run your route.