On Sunday TDU held a conference call and people that have registered through makeupsdeliver were invited to participate. I received the invite Sunday morning and had enough time to invite about a dozen or so people from the cafe to join in. The people I had invited contributed to the several telematics threads that are out there. Dozens of drivers and stewards joined in the call to share their knowledge on how telematics is being used across the country. A brother from local 962 (i believe) went on to tell us that he has had it for over a year now and UPS uses it to to virtual ojs rides. He also said that he knows of one driver that had been disciplined for telematics and that case is now in the arbitration process. Ups has launched telematics across the country preaching safety. They have explained how it will be used to properly maintain the vehicle maintenance. But in no time the reports start flying, no seat belts, bulk head doors open, backing first, how fast you drive the list goes on and on. Here in 705 we have had the simple harassment, the sup talks to the driver one on one with no steward. I do not know of anyone that has been talked to with a steward for any telematics infractions. Could it be that we didn't allow the gps language in, I think so. Others across the country seem from what was said to have it far worse. I also explained that I have no problems with this system. This system IMO helps those of us that do the job the way it should be done and only really hurts the runner and gunners. I have noticed that my guys that are done by 4pm daily are now working longer. This hurts ups's numbers and if every driver does it the way it should more routes would have to go in on a daily basis. Now since the day it started UPS here is riding the over allowed drivers, which is what any of us would want. I do not want some sup sitting in an office on the computer telling me what I am doing right or wrong when they cant see what I am dealing with. Why didn't the IBT do a call like this were concerned Teamsters could discuss how to handle these situations? I learned alot from this call and I hope some of you that logged on did the same.