The Lord and Master Lives

  The Lord and Master   The company is headed for management from afar. I have predicted for years, that most dispatch, and management functions, will occur in one centralized location, with local managers, or supervisors, on-site just to crack the whip, manage driver issues, and to make sure everyone shows up.
       Jobs they haven’t learned to replace with technology, “yet”. 
  My understanding is, most of these jobs are division level jobs, and that most of these managers are on the “buy out, or get out” bubble.     
         Many of these management people are the major players in the “soul selling” this company has done in the last decade. These are the people that have done away with the “James E. Casey” form of management, and gone strictly to the “bottom line” philosophy of corporate management.
     Sometimes you reap what you sew.
     Telematics is the major reason the company no longer needs these managers. The company will be able to keep one guy, with a whip, to run 50 to 60 people.
     The company, as always, is in a technological transition. The last 5 years have seen incredible changes. Who knows what the next 5 years will bring.
    Management is overhead!

Have You Seen a Telematics Printout?

Sort aisle Have you seen a UPS Telematics printout yet?
Do you know what’s coming?
Are you prepared?
There is a website called The Truckingboards where one person had the balls to post up a Telematics Printout. Good going!!
I heartily encourage you go to the site and take a cold hard look at what’s there. You have to scroll down about a third of the way on the page before the pictures start. You’ll know it when you see it.
It shows all the stuff Telematics records and reports on. It’s an actual Telematics printout. It’s sobering that they can gather this much information without ever leaving their warm little offices.
I would never copy and knowingly distribute UPS documents like this.
I almost got fired and dragged into court by UPS for doing that once.
But that’s another story.