To enable drivers to make Better Decisions

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browned out, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. browned out

    browned out Well-Known Member

    The title of this thread and the content in bold is from the UPS 1st Quarter Newsletter/Mailing.

    Better Decisions? Oh, I get it....should I wear cotton or polyester socks in the summer? Should I get a salad or fries? ???

    What types of decisions is UPS referencing? Is it the turn by turn audio navigation and diad standing upright on the dashboard initiative?

    AND... if it is a distracting, mgmt. directed audio turn by turn direction in cab: why wasn't this disclosed to the members before the vote on the Master?

    Turn by Turn Audio Directions in the package car is a major change in working conditions. We would have demanded more than .70 an hour raise if we knew that was coming.

    Any ideas what enhancements will help us make better decisions? Do tell.

    Delivery Information
    Acquisition Device
    Drivers use this handheld tool
    when delivering packages. Our next generation DIAD will integrate artificial
    intelligence and other technology
    enhancements to enable drivers to make
    better decisions that help us meet our
    customers’ unique needs and preferences. © 2018 United Parcel
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  2. tadpole

    tadpole Active Member

    Force us into making worse, less safe decisions, more like.
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  3. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    You would demand more than 70 cents an hour raise for the implementation of Turn by Turn audio directions but not because of inflation and record profits by the company you work for?
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  4. pickup

    pickup Most corrupt moderation, EVER!

    Make better decisions?? They’re taking your choices away from you and telling you what to do.
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  5. browned out

    browned out Well-Known Member

    That was a given. It was already addressed and demanded after record profits and the 21% new corporate tax rate.

    This "Next Generation" DIAD crap was already in the pipeline. The union knew about it,

    Yet these major changes in terms of employment and working conditions WILL NOT be disclosed to the members until after the CBA was voted on? WHAT?
  6. Underallowed306

    Underallowed306 Active Member

    I was told decisions were not in the job description.
  7. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    I'm running out of things to say, when you post this kind of stuff.

    It's like you live on another planet.

    Do you seriously think.... this is a failure of DFR ?
  8. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    I use the truck as an umbrella...Back close as possible, stay dry. I think that is a smart decision!
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  9. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    use bags
  10. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    The artificial intelligence they refer to?
    That would be a bunch of not so smart folks who have never touched a package, and have no clue about driving, believing they know how drivers can do their jobs more efficiently.
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  11. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    Code self-learning enhanced by simplified equations generated via chaos theory was something we could have done as early as the 90's.
    Let that sink it.
    29 years later. None of these corporate goons have been able to replace a skilled driver's route knowledge with that of an AI.
    It's all about a bunch of idiots that think it is too risky an investment to fully fund this. Bless them.
  12. browned out

    browned out Well-Known Member

    What are you talking about?

    A DFR Action regarding the New DIAD technology?

    That would be a stretch.

    If anything, it could be a contract violation under:

    Section 4. Technological Change
    1. Technological change shall be defined as any significant change
    in equipment or materials which results in a significant change in
    the work of the bargaining unit or diminishes the number of workers
    in the bargaining unit.
    2. The Employer and the Union agree to establish a National
    Teamster/UPS Committee for Technological Change, consisting of
    an equal number of representatives from the Union and UPS. The
    Committee shall meet in conjunction with the National Grievance
    Panel as necessary to review any planned technological changes.

    Pretty simple Champ,

    All Package Car Drivers including future 22.4s deserve to be informed of something as major as Audio Turn by Turn (work as instructed) and DIAD on the Dash.

    Unless the union doesn't know about this yet??

    UPS is touting it.

    What is it?
  13. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    To make it harder for drivers to make the right decisions. To distract drivers by filling their ears with directions to stops that are arranged in a way that makes no sense.
  14. TheBrownNote

    TheBrownNote Good thing I wore my brown pants

    It's like the concept of, work as directed, cause NO liability in any form, Follow the methods is difficult. Regardless of the contact conditions.
  15. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    If DIAD says turn left across a 3-4 lane main road... sit there and wait for an opening to turn LOL
  16. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    If we all actually followed their "new and improved tech", which is all just a show for the public anyways, they would require more workers to achieve the same result.
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  17. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    I was on a route all week that I was beating by 10+ miles and 2 hours due to not following Orion. It wanted me to break off and drive 5 miles out of the same neighborhood for pickups 3 different times. I'm pretty sure my ORS would've crapped a brick had I actually followed Orion.
  18. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    Follow it stop for stop and make them fix their "superior" system. I love following orion everyday...Sure I'll deliver NDA savers in the morning and deliver ground to the same place later in the day. That's one less stop I'll have to do later when they send someone to take work off me so I make it under 9.5 hours.
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  19. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Except it's ground in the morning and savers after the commit time.
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  20. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    Even better LOL