So is this why the driver start times are printed on paper in big bold letters and taped to the back of every truck in the building? I still haven't got an answer from anyone about why they are doing that here.
Honestly, I believe that is more for your sup's then for your drivers. AM Time is one part of the daily numbers, it also includes the loaders time as well. AM time continues to drag until the last PC leaves the building.
The sups (should be) monitoring loader time, driver time and volume (PPH) as part of their daily operating schedule. They have an alotted number of hours based on the VOL on that specific belt.
You can look at it like this...
If you are running your own business...
- you have "x" amount of dollars to spend
- you have "x" amount of work
- If you run over the "x" amount of dollars = no profit
- If you run under "x" amount = you make a profit
- If you have too many people on per the amount of work = no profit
- If you have the right amount of people for the work = profit
Excessive AM time (loaders & drivers) = NO PROFIT
These numbers at UPS are monitored (by what ever higher power) everyday to the 10th of a second (NOT MINUTE) down to every single PC.
If your loader is there for 3.5 hours and has a volume of 200:
(TOTAL VOLUME / HOURS = PPH)
200p / 3.5hrs = 57.14 PPH
The loader should load at a rate of 57 PPH in order to stay on track.