I imagine it's been discussed. Search, and nothing comes up. Just would like to fully understand them. Seems like quite a flawed metric, and supervisors agree. Still, they get on you if you rack 'em up. Biggest problem with these is that you have to drive a certain distance before backing which is often unrealistic and unreasonable. What is this distance?? Seems like UPS implemented this without considering many real world situations. To avoid these, I (and every one of us) have to walk quite a bit more. For example, I have an industrial park on my route. Many of the buildings have "dead end" strips that you must do 3-point turns to get out of. There's businesses on each side. If I understand this right, I have to go to the end and turn around first and proceed to deliver to each unit. To deliver efficiently, I would enter and deliver to my right and work my way down. Because of the back first rule, I have to pass units on my right and get them on the way out which results in having to cross over. Reason for this is that the distance you must go is longer than this strip of road. They say the rule is in place "because things change". Thing is, how are you not aware of what's coming when you go, say 25 ft., and then back? The area is fresh to you. I first thought the exception occurred when you immediately back after starting up engine. That makes more sense. But having to drive X amount of distance makes things really inefficient. Those who can offer complete clarity on this - Thanks!