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Old 01-12-2017, 12:40 PM
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Must be a new feature. You can track your delivery truck on google maps. I have a firearm being delivered today and I have to be here to sign for it. Frustrating watching this guy drive all around and I'll probably be last, lol.
I will say he sure covers a lot of ground in a day. Tempted to use my smart phone and just go track him down!
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:17 PM
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I bet all of his turns are right turns.
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Watched 60K of gold drive around until it got delivered!
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Watched 60K of gold drive around until it got delivered!
in ol' Mexico? I'd of wanted an armed car, lol
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
I bet all of his turns are right turns.
Correct most of the time. Saves gas.

https://priceonomics.com/why-ups-trucks-dont-turn-left/
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I don't think so on right turns. Watching his moves off and on , all day long frustrated the hell out of me. He was back and forth, round and round my place and never stopped here till 5:30 p.m. I think I was his last stop!
I asked him if whoever determined his route was on crack and he just laughed saying he could of cut his time by several hours but wasn't up to him, he had to follow the route.

I told him next time, I was gonna track him down and he just laughed and said he wouldn't blame me and it wouldn't be a problem if I did.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:21 PM
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I have my main UPS Drivers cell number. I'll call him if I need a package early and meet him somewhere.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by doradohunter View Post
I have my main UPS Drivers cell number. I'll call him if I need a package early and meet him somewhere.
that would be the shit! Normally , I don't care what time of day it arrives. It's a pain in the ass when you gotta sign for something though and then be forced to hang around the house all day. I'm retired and not that big of deal in the winter but pain in the ass other times when i could be out fishing. At least narrow it down to a two hour window.
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The thing abut the 2 hour window is completely doable too. My driver knows where he will be at any point in his day. He show up at my office at the same time every time he delivers within a 30 minute window. If it's crazy that day he may be a little later but it's always the same time between 1 and 1:30 like clockwork.
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How real-time is that? I was part of a test for FedEx looking at implementing it, and one of the things they're concerned about is people trying to track them down. Lag time was 40 min or so.

What I think would be a nice feature is if they gave you an option to notify you at X time before delivery. They know based on the average stop time and how many stops to predict it much better than you get the delivery window for. If you could set an alert via SMS to notify you when they're say 20 min away you can leave work and come home to sign.
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
I don't think so on right turns. Watching his moves off and on , all day long frustrated the hell out of me. He was back and forth, round and round my place and never stopped here till 5:30 p.m. I think I was his last stop!
I asked him if whoever determined his route was on crack and he just laughed saying he could of cut his time by several hours but wasn't up to him, he had to follow the route.

I told him next time, I was gonna track him down and he just laughed and said he wouldn't blame me and it wouldn't be a problem if I did.

He's not lying. UPS implemented a "route optimization system" called ORION and paraded it all over the media. Supposedly will save miles and the company millions. Saying they're having issues with it is being extremely kind.
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Originally Posted by hudiefloats View Post
He's not lying. UPS implemented a "route optimization system" called ORION and paraded it all over the media. Supposedly will save miles and the company millions. Saying they're having issues with it is being extremely kind.
Orion...has been the seeds of bad dreams for me.

The guy that thought 5:30 was late and last stop, think again holmes. I haven't been home before 8:30 in 6 months and I live 15 minutes from our center.
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One of the guys who was part of the UPS right turn only program research is a regular member on this board.
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:55 AM
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I hear they only make right turns. Are you seeing that?
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by SpoilIslandStyle View Post
Orion...has been the seeds of bad dreams for me.

The guy that thought 5:30 was late and last stop, think again holmes. I haven't been home before 8:30 in 6 months and I live 15 minutes from our center.
Yeah but look at all the overtime you're getting!
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My UPS guy is remarkably consistent. Stuff shows up around 6pm. Sometimes 5, sometimes 7. I must be at the end of the route. The Christmas rush is different but I assume they have more trucks out and scramble things up.

So generally if it's on the truck, I don't even bother to think about it until dinner time.
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Yeah the same UPS man for my work is the one for my house. He is usually at my office before 10am and if there is anything on the truck that is going to my house he will just leave it at work if I am there. I have his cell # too and I can call him and he will hook me up!
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