Photo Gallery: Secretary Solis, Asst Sec. Oates Visit UPS, Landover, MD.
(June 12, 2012)
- Secretary Solis visits with drivers at the UPS package facility in Landover, Maryland." />
- Aboard a truck ready to head out with deliveries to the DC area, Secretary Solis get a quick demo of the Delivery Information Acquisition Device.
- Each morning, UPS drivers in the DC area arrive at the Landover Facility where an overnight shift has sorted packages for daily deliveries.
- Secretary Solis also met with leaders from the Teamsters Local 639, including President Thomas Ratliff.
- At the Integrad high-tech training facility, Secretary Solis learns the proper way to enter and exit a UPS truck, reducing stress on the body and reducing possible falls.
- By carefully measuring the pounds of force exerted on sensors placed in the vehicle, UPS training helps eliminate more than 14,000 pounds of force on the joints of every driver each day.
- Secretary Solis and Assistant Secretary Jane Oates use large touch screen monitors to quickly identify road hazards as they appear. Using game mechanics, points are awarded for identifying all the hazards, with additional bonus points awarded if the candidate identifies them in the correct sequence, which follows the same eye pattern movement taught in on-road training.
- Cindy Chen, a special assistant to Secretary Solis experiences a simulated icy sidewalk, used to replicate real-life situations and teach the importance of safety techniques.
- Brian, a trainer at the Integrad facility demonstrates how Bluetooth technology allows students to learn the ins and outs of the Delivery Information Acquisition Device.
- Tom Conard, the Integrad Function Manager in charge of the Landover facility talks with Secretary Solis about how interactive training techniques have helped to improve the effectiveness of their training and retain their talented workforce.