UPS Map Nav and Orion

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SailorStan, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    Tried that, but then I realized that it isn't my job to fix corporate's mistakes. A few weeks back I had a ton of splits and my orion trace was horrible! I showed the dispatcher and asked to get orion turned off and got a simple "sorry we can't turn it off for people anymore" So I ran 100% orion trace and they sent 3 different drivers to help me at 18:30. If they want to force orion then they are going to get 100% orion and see how eff'd their system is.

    I don't know what this new map nav feature is, but if they force us to use that too my sporh will hit an all time low. Using a map or turn by turn directions is an in cab distraction for one, and two it makes us drivers looks like morons. Most of us are morons, but now people will be able to tell and I'm not ok with that.
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  2. 5Cube4Life

    5Cube4Life Member

    Map Nav is awesome!! Helps me keep Orion on point.
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I use Map/Nav if I am unsure where a certain street or address is. I don't always follow it's route if I know a quicker way. The shortest route is not always the fastest.
  4. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    We have about 2 feet of snow on the ground right now with tons of roads not anywhere near passable. I would love to bury a truck and have their navigation bs as an excuse :)
  5. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    If you've been a driver for any decent amount of time, you know that it's ALWAYS our fault. For example, if we get hit while parked, it's turned around on us in that we could've parked a little better.
  6. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    I know :(
  7. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    I have been using the mapnav/gps for sometime now , I can honestly say it has made me dumber. I once was a sharp upser with a brilliant when the mapnav goes down my brain instantly shuts down..
  8. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    In-cab distraction.
    Hell the holster alone blocks some of your vision.
  9. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    You mean the cradle?
  10. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    It's fun to follow their bad directions. A route near mine gets cut a certain area off my route all the time where it's a long main road that has tons of dirt roads branching from it. Some of these roads connect (after climbing over literal mountains!) to other main roads. UPS's map navigation says to go over the mountains to save miles. Junior driver told me sup rode with him and told him that "(regular driver) says not to go this way but I want to check it out!" they drove 5 miles up a terrible road and came to gate a blocking the road "Private Road : Closed to Thru Traffic". I would have made the sup back it all the way down.
  11. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Pleased to see it updated this week. The address/business/consignee is now more clearly on top rather than the middle of the screen. I was always squinting before to see address # if I had forgotten.
  12. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    that’s true to a point , we had late air today ( weather?) and it completely scattered the added stops..a few bugs need worked out
  13. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

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  14. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    I see nothing wrong with this...^^^^^^^^^^^
  15. RTCD

    RTCD Member

    Good cradle utilization.
  16. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Well-Known Member

    My edd is always a mess. So its just another thing to overcome instead of the idiot dispatcher doing their job. I dont use bookmarks because I'm still running stops mixed in all over the dispatch. Just have to look it over on your walkback to find your next stop. If you don't want the map on or are getting annoyed with the beeping just find your next stop and go into details for that stop then cradle it... it won't load gps just times out like it used to.
    I also put a small wire on the carrying strap hook so I can still use the belt clip instead of the bulky pouch. (I rip shirts and jackets by snagging on things in the truck, I don't need another bulky pouch to hang me up. I like to be streamlined.)
  17. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

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  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Just put the board in your back pocket.
  19. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Does your building not have a carwash ?
  20. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother