"How far do you walk...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Scotsman, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Scotsman

    Scotsman Scotsman

    ..., in miles, if any or your regular daily route?:smart:.

    I do about 150 stops/day, 90% residential. Say average 50 ft, rountrip walk from car to house and back. Hmmmm how many feet in a mile, blah blah, blah....

    has anybody heard of any standard figures? just a thought....
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    50 feet round trip per stop? You are being too conservative on your distance estimates. I know routes vary a lot, but I doubt many of us deliver to houses sitting 25 feet from the street. I have two small subdivisions like that, its easy to knock out 25 stops per hour.

    Using your route and distances, you would only walk 7,500 feet a day, or about 1.3 miles. I have a pace of about five feet, meaning that is how far two of my steps are on level ground, so this is about 1500 paces or 3000 steps all day.

    My route usually has about 140 stops, but I probably average at least 100 feet at a stop. So my numbers would be twice of yours. 14,000 feet or 2.6 miles. My route would have 2800 paces a day, or 5600 steps. I am sure somebody from IE has some kind of national average.
  3. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Does the distance increase by having to climb over gates and fences?
    How about the zig-zag running from bad dogs.
    I would love to have a porch only 25ft away to deliver a Select Comfort bed or a Bow Flex machine.
    On average, I can park about 100ft away from the delivery point.
    100 stops a day.
    So, about 3 miles a day.
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I drive right up to the front doors, drop everything there.
    I consider dogs to be speed bumps.
  5. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    I did a test on this a month or so ago. I attached a pedometer to my belt and began my route. It wasn't 100% accurate as it was a kid's pedometer that my daughter got from a box of cereal but I'm sure it was pretty close. I average around 130-140 stops with 75-85 being residential stops. I finished with over 14,200 steps for the day.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    14200 steps based on a 36" stride (Scratch--5' pace?) works out to just about 8 miles.

    14200 * 3' = 42600' walked

    42600/5280 = 8 miles
  7. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    I can tell you how much the average unloader/sorter lifts in a 4 hour period

    Average weight of packages x Packages per shift then you convert it to tons:

    15 lbs x 6000 packages = 90,000 lbs / 2,000 lbs = 45 tons

    Do you know anyone else who lifts 45 tons per day 5 days a week?
  8. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    I tried a pedometer once, but it can't be accurate because when your in the seat driving, the package car rides so rough that it gives you false measurements. In other words, each time the PC bounces it records a step even when you are sitting.
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I also used a pedometer. Wore it for about a month and it was pretty consistent at 19,500 steps a day.

  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I did hear of a guy that loaded 16 tons--and what did he get-----another day older and deeper in debt.:peaceful:
  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Tennessee Ernie Ford

    St Peter don't ya call me, I can't go
    I sold my soul to the company store
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    one fist of iron
    one fist of steel
    if the right one don't get ya
    the left one will:peaceful:
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Some people say a man is made outta mud
    A poor man's made outta muscle and blood
    Muscle and blood and skin and bones
    A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Well- I think we are ready to take our act on the road:wink2:
  15. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    It's one of my favorite songs.
  16. NaiveRapture

    NaiveRapture Learning the system

    +1 I tried this as well and recorded about a hundred steps traveling not very far from one stop to the next, in about 3 or 4 hours I had racked up about 8000 steps, which I don't think is accurate. I didn't try it any more since I didn't see the point if it's not going to be accurate.
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    1/4 mile from our parking spot (if I get a good one) to punch in,1/4 in walking during the day,1/4 back out to car.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Dunkin Donuts has a feeder drive-thru?
  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I used a pedometer once for about a week. I was saddened to find out that my wife, who sits at a desk answering phones all day, accumulated more steps than I do. I do a lot of drive up to the door stops.
  20. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Raised in a cane break
    by an old momma lion.
    Ain't no high toned woman
    gonna make me walk the line.