Now that ORION is being forced upon us at the center levels, we have to use it. Ok. I have it back on my truck for instance despite the engineer attempting to make it work three separate times and failing. Now, the company has insisted that I follow ORION and I am doing just that along with my fellow drivers. (90 of them) At the end of the day, I am running 98.660% on trace using ORION. I am now 3 hours in the hole everyday. I am averaging 11.5 hours paid day and 9 to 13 miles over plan everyday. My backing frequency has increased by almost DOUBLE and I average 65 backing incidents a day on ORION. All of a sudden, the DM wants to know what is happening. The manager comes to ask, and I tell him to read his reports. I am following trace, and doing the route the way ORION tells me to do it. I tell him that if they dont like it, too bad, i am performing the job the way i am being instructed by their device. Its the same way for all the other drivers as well. Paid days are exceeding 13 hours on some routes. But now, we got a bigger problem. BACKING is going through the roof and the division is unhappy about it. Its so big a problem, they are starting a campaign to cut backing. ONE PROBLEM. ORION. This stupid program is forcing us to "flip a b*tch" in the middle of residential streets all day in every section we have. There is no way around that. We could drive clear around an entire neighborhood to avoid the back, but that adds more miles. We could break trace and avoid the back, but then we have to listen the next day to "you broke trace, why?" Secondly, ORION is driving up the OVERALLOWED on WOR. Now, because the days are unnecessarily extended by ORION, the overallowed is killing the center production numbers. For me, I could do the route the way I have for 25 years, be in by 7pm and run 59 to 61 miles consistently and be 1 hour in the hole. Now, I punch out at 840pm, run 70 to 75 miles and fall near 3 hours in the hole. My sup rode with me, and I followed trace to the letter and we were 3.51 in the hole and 14 miles over. Third, SPORH is reducing. Because there is so much windshield time using ORION, our SPORH is dropping faster than ever. We are doing less per hour with all the zig zagging from section to section and driving in circles. These are the monsters that ORION is creating and the company at the center level hasnt the first clue how to address them without shutting ORION off. Everyday, the center posts the ORION recap on the board and we all laugh as our percentage of trace by individual is in the 90's and the mileage OVER plan by 158 miles a day as a center or 3000 miles a month more than before. ORION is not helping the company, its creating a syndrome of failure we can only sit back and comply with. TOS.