I've been very curious about this since I started driving. There's tons of variables during the course of a drivers day that affect time. Any insiders here that understand how management looks at our production numbers and determines whether we are over or under the plan for the day? Major elements inlude: - Stops count - Miles driven - Piece count - p/u stop count and piece count I can't imagine the considerations stop there since other factors greatly affect time. Such as: - the weight of packages, as well as the size - how difficult a drivers geographical layout is - how long walk times vary (some driveways go forever) - traffic considerations The most commonly compared stat that drivers talk about is stop count. But that tells a small story. I wonder why that seems like the only things guys mention. Some days I have 290 pieces and 150 stops. Another day there's 230 pieces and 160 stops. I'll take the 160 stop day any day. I have to imagine there's a big computerized algorithm that formulates how much time each of our day's is supposed to be. I'd love to know all the factors involved in such a formula. Thanks to anyone with insight.