The Death of the Lieing Driver

   We Know What Time It Is, Do You?  With everybody worrying about the implementation of Telematics, the realities create very interesting scenarios. Everybody is worried about being watched. Everybody is worried about wearing their seatbelt, or closing their bulkhead door. Everybody is worried about the length of their lunch break, or being parked to long for any reason. Everybody is worried about not being on trace, or being somewhere they’re not supposed to be.
               Everybody is worried right?
               The trouble is many drivers are not worried about the right things! 

     Even management has forgotten that many drivers have been taught, and pushed, to falsify their records in order to make commitments on Next Day Air. Upper management puts out a report showing Next Day Air discrepancies from 10:15 to 10:30. They then print a correlated report showing what time those Next Day Air discrepancy packages were actually delivered. In addition they will pull up a Telematics map showing whether the driver was actually at that stop when the driver shows the discrepancy.
     The end result in the Englewood building was 5 drivers, to date, that have been Terminated for falsifying their records. They showed Air “send agains”, or “Customer Requests Late Delivery”, on their DIADs only to deliver them at 10:40 or 10:50. All of them admitted they were trying not to show “late air”. 
     Each also contended that they had been taught by management to do this in order for the “late air” not to show up on the center report. These are the real dangers to the drivers. Staying on area is easy. Taking only your hour lunch is easy. Not visiting with the customers is easy. Cheating as management taught you, and suddenly finding out they will fire you for working as directed is not easy.
     The word on the street is that lawsuits have been filed over these cases. Time will tell the end result of that. One of the terminations even involved a 97 scab. One of the companies finest. The company wanted everyone to know they will cut the throat of their own babies if need be.
     So we come back to the usual stand of the Steward. Do not lie on your records. Be where you are supposed to be. Do your job as the company teaches you to do.
Listen to your union steward and you will have a longer career with the company than any human can stand.

TELEMATICS is UPS’ NEW Big Brown “WATCHDOG”………. So DONT let it Bite You!

This article on Telematics comes to us compliments of the UPS Hauppauge Center, Local 804, Long Island, NY. Be sure to check out their website

  Being drivers for Big Brown,We have encountered many obstacles. UPS has rolled out Technological changes year after year that we had to deal with. Telematics Is the next BIG thing….. If you dont have it in your building,Get ready because its coming.

  Telematics gathers data from the Diad,GPS and what many of you see in your trucks now that are called “SENSORS”. Mgmt knows exactly when you turn on the truck,shut it off, Drive without your seatbelt(You should always have It on) or drive with your bulkhead door open. They know what you are doing all day long. The system Spits out a daily report on every single little thing from how many feet you backed up while driving to you using your diad while driving(which you shouldnt be doing)or how many packages you delivered and how long it took you to deliver at that stop.Just like the so called “SPOHR” Telematics basically gives them an “over allowed” for the day.Telematics wont take into consideration,that you are waiting for a delivery or pick-up or problems with customers wordlship and they cannot print “end of day” or you having to clean out your truck or having to use the bathroom.

  You are now being OJS’ every single minute of every single day….. so as Big Brown puts it…….FOLLOW YOUR METHODS!!!!As usual,You must do your job.Dont do anything stupid! Dont sign for packages… Dont scan or complete pickups if you are not at the location.If there are pickups in your board that mgmt has placed in there that you DONOT go to…Have them removed .Another problem is NDA.If you cant make it…..Let Mgmt know. DONOT take it upon yourself to sheet them as “NR”and deliver later.This is Falsification of documents.AND>>>>>>>>>>>>Most Importantly you Lunch hour….Dont go off/rte and dont drive 10 minutes to lunch and take your hour break than take 10 minutes to drive back to your route. If you dont understand this……Let me know and I will explain it to you!