What now, no bluetooth?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by stevetheupsguy, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I was in the dispatch office this morning, whne I overheard an On-Road supe tell a driver that he (the driver) was no longer allowed to wear a bluetooth phone. I asked the supe if he was serious, and he said yes. Now this has nothing to do with me, as I leave my phone at home, where (I believe) phones belong, but this could impact driver's worldwide.

    So I'm wondering if this new rule has been heard anywhere else?
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    We had a JAC decision and Bluetooth is here to stay.
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    There are signs up saying we can't use Bluetooth in the building. Interferes (allegedly) with the scanny devices.
  4. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Whats a bluetooth, and how did we ever get along without them.?
  5. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    We (in Mass.) were told awhile ago that we could not use bluetooths
  6. badpal.

    badpal. avoiding brown kool-aid

    Here in Central IL we haven't heard of such a rule. Really only one guy in our center keeps the thing in his ear all the time.
  7. iamupser

    iamupser I'm Institutionized

    What about non-bluetooth with the "wired" version of "hands-free". Are they saying it's a technical issue with electronic communication, a safety issue, or an image issue?

    Which brings me to this rant:

    UPS literally uses the drivers cell phones as a company asset (and I think this has been beaten to death, back to life, and then killed again). When a driver is broke down I call them on their cell, I use my cell. People who use their cells for company business obviously don't mind donating their personal luxuries for the benefit of UPS (myself included).

    Just another example of the hypocrisy of they won't hesitate to use YOUR cell phone for THEIR needs, but then on paper handicap you by saying "THIS NOT ALLOWED".

    I'm pretty simple minded, like a dog that's trained, your confusing me with SAYING 1 thing, but WANTING something else!

    BTW - isn't it a MUST in states such as California to have a "hands-free device" while driving and using a cell phone?
  8. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    Is there a place I can read this outcome as it may come in handy sometime down the road.
  9. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    No bluetooth for me, I leave my phone in the back unless I want to call someone (personal use) I almost always ignore it when management calls me
  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Is this at the local level or can you supply a source to use? I personally use my cell phone for my personal use and have a grievance on file that management agrees to stop calling it. One other thing you can use, which I have told a couple people who have gotten burned by managment, is that you can simply go to your center manager and tell him that you have been noticing (insert managers phone number here) calling your child. Explain to the center manager that you have let the sup know( of course this is the first step, in which they usually laugh it off) that you gave your phone to you child(minors really work well here) and have some concerns. That usually nips it in the bud.
    Some people are just to afraid to file, this is one way that might help those types of people.
  11. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    talk about interference the frequency that the telematics uses to communicate with the satellites interferes with some car alarms systems.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2011
  12. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    Same, bluetooth devices are banned while on property, but not off property although I'm sure the company would prefer you don't use it at all.
  13. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Nine out of ten feeder drivers endorse Bluetooths.
  14. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    No blue tooth in any building in SC. Okay to have elsewheres......
  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Im talking off property.
  16. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member

    Hey I have a great idea. Let's see what the FCC would say about my bluetooth equipped phone and headset that carries their approval certification NOT interfering with other bluetooth equipment. I would guess that it must be UPS equipment that was not within specifications or UPS is full of _ _ _ _.
  17. iamupser

    iamupser I'm Institutionized

    I've wondered how much additional radiation we are being exposed to in the building with ALL of the vehicles in the building "communicating" with the mother ship (and vice versa).

    I'm just curious how much does it increase when she's fully stoked firing on all 8 cylinders (HAARP Levels, Cell phone level, Fukushima Nuclear Plant [there is a certain amount of irony in that name I would say])
  18. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I never really thought about that aspect of the job.
    Maybe we're todays version of the coal miners,but instead of black lung,its brown brain disease.
  19. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    Almost nothing significant. Probably something similar to the RF exposure you might receive from a wireless router or cell phone.

    As far as bluetooth and feeders it is very possible that cell phone use will be banned by the DOT while driving so a hands free blue tooth device will the be only legal way to use a phone in feeders.
  20. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    I'm going with this.