Winter gloves?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brown boxer, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Brown boxer

    Brown boxer New Member

    what type of gloves do you drivers in cold regions use; mainly for touch screen reasons?
  2. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    How cold does it get there?
  3. Brown boxer

    Brown boxer New Member

    I'm in Michigan so sometimes -10-20
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  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Why needs gloves when we have helpers?
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  5. Brown boxer

    Brown boxer New Member

    True didn't consider that. This will be my first peak as a driver so wasn't sure if everyone gets helpers.
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I do not use the touch screen, because gloves that are touch screen capable are expensive and do not last long.
  7. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    There is a button on the right side of the key pad that turns the touch screen into numbers. Hit that button, hit 5 for deliver, whatever number for DR, stop complete. I do it all with my thumb, it is way faster than the touch screen.
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  9. Brown boxer

    Brown boxer New Member

    Awesome I didn't know that I'll have to find that button tomorrow thanks
  10. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member


    I buy all black ones. $6 or so and go through a few pairs through the winter (New England). Great grip and regular rubber actually works on the DIAD screen. Don't buy expensive gloves for this job. ALL gloves wear out along the fingers.

    Helpers are for like 3-4 weeks. Winter is 3 months.
  11. Brown boxer

    Brown boxer New Member

    Thanks I have a pair of those but haven't tried them, didn't think they would work well
  12. heybobby!

    heybobby! Member

    Got theses from the guys that work in a refrigerated warehouse they work great

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  13. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    Foot joy rain gloves work great
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  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Get used to doing it now, without gloves and you will never go back to using the touch screen when it gets warm again.
  15. Brown boxer

    Brown boxer New Member

    I will start tomorrow, I hate the touch screen it's so slow
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Using the buttons, you can roll across the correct combo and the diad will go through the screens and stop complete a couple seconds after you are done. No waiting for the screen to catch up.
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  17. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Only gloves I wear

  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    It's amazing how many people don't know this. I'm one of 60-ish in my center and I may be the only one that doesn't use the touch screen. EVER!!! It's so much faster and your thumbs never have to leave the button pad.
  19. Brownslave688

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

    No gloves here.

    There's maybe a handful of days I regret that decision but oh well.
  20. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Another driver showed me back in May. We PCMd it a week or so ago when we were talking about using the diad with gloves. Me and the other guy were the only ones in the building using only buttons.

    button, 5, 3 = DR garage
    button, 5, 1 = DR man
    button, 2, 4 (I think) = non delivery, not in

    Now, I always think of the touchscreen number when I am going about my day.