New things installed to prevent misloads

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by yeldarb, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    This week they are installing 4 sensors in every package car and they aren’t functional yet, but for those that have them, what is everyone’s thought? How do they work?
  2. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    get ready for the preload to never finish ever again.
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  3. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    Wth?! What kind of hillbilly hub you work at? We’ve had beacons/scanners here for 3 years.
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  4. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    They are part of the new scanner system, it helps to prevent misloads
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  5. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

  6. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    And they don't prevent misloads.
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  7. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    i have not had one for two years, obviously you have to have halfway decent loaders
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  8. brown metal coffin

    brown metal coffin Active Member

    Its a great concept but I have found that the scanners / beacons are only as good as the loaders. If a good loader is motivated you will not see another misload or they will be far and few between. My personal experience has been really good with no misloads but the occasional pal flip does come through. Ive noticed a difference in my car but not sure about anyone else.
  9. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    The only difference I’ve noticed is there is more crap stacked out when I get to work. The good loaders are still good, the bad loaders are still bad.
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Half the sensors are laying in the corner of the package car with the pee bottles and other trash. Brilliant idea but a failure in practice.
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  11. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    Or sups that load :censored2: into the trucks when ur not looking or clocked out,
    Or drivers who pass off packages to other drivers and dont enter them in the diads,
    Or addcuts that were done through dispatch after 6am and the loader not aware
  12. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    It let's them do scan checks, where management accuses you of losing a package on route because their computer tells them a preloader scanned it.
  13. VeeTeeGee

    VeeTeeGee New Member

    We got ours a few months ago. It's pretty good for preventing misloads. It's great for finding bad SPAs. It's absolute :censored2: for production, assuming your place wasn't already there to begin with.
  14. Active Member

    The beacons don't work.
    The hand scanners break constantly.
    They don't prevent misloads.
    The only benefit is to the customer so they can see where there package is when tracking it.

    End of story.
  15. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Well-Known Member

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  16. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    half of ours are broken off already and laying on the truck floor...
  17. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Stop being a little bitch

    “But it says right here on the UPS app that I had a pkg scanned and out for delivery”
    Ma’am, your box in not on my truck, and not in my EDD. I don’t know what to tell you
  18. Active Member

    That's true as well.

    Lol. That is 1 main reason I don't care about scans.
  19. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    New? Our preload has been missorting with them for years.

    The real truth is the suit monkeys overwhelm the loaders so they scan outside the trucks in an attempt to keep up. The result is missorts.
  20. Zowert

    Zowert Active Member

    It does help prevent misloads but at the cost of loading speed. You’re going to come in the morning to find preload way behind until they get used to the new system. Even then, it’s still going to take more time. I have had one misload per week, down from an average of 3 per day. But it’s cost us late air as we have been leaving the building 20-30 minutes later than normal.