Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ibleedbrown, Aug 9, 2011.
Has anyone ever worn a pedometer while driving to see how many miles they walk in a day?
Haven't you learned from the newspaper boy ?
You park and toss !
Isn't "tossing" back a few how you lost your job?
To the OP--I have never been that curious so, no, I have never worn a pedometer.
I did and walked 6 Miles.
It's not accurate, because you bounce up and down in the seat so much it gives you a high false reading.
I walk a whole bunch.
I don't walk. I meander....
Every Day I'm Shuffling
Would that be a "brisk pace" meander?
I think 6 is about average....when I first started running a mall route I brought a pedometer with me and I did just over 6 miles on 2 floors of a mall :O
Upsgrunt is right: a pedometer serves no purpose for us. The bouncing you do in that truck adds up miles. For me, the constant shifting also added miles. You're welcome to try, but don't expect an accurate reading.
Ask your center "team", every move is tracked through telematics.
Here's a link that gives a basic insight of what we Industrial Athletes do daily.
On average we;
Lift 1,000,000.lbs a year
Walk 125 miles
Average steps climbed with external weight: 225,000 per year on car steps only.
Damn, I am getting tired just reading about what we do.
I kind of thought it was alot for me, I had a manual tranny then, so Im thinking the shaking did have a lot to do with it. I borrowed it from my loader just outta curiosity. My walks are mostly short, so I was thinking maybe 3 would be about right. Anyway it feels like 20 anymore, LOL
No more than 2 or 3.
I actually tested a pedometer on preload for a entire week and at the end of the week had walked over 17 miles. Also I have worn one on my route and have ended up with anywhere from 3 to 8 miles. It really depends on what kind of route you are on city route usually less and rural/ house call usually more. But it always seem like when i am having a good day I always wind up with the worse shop I could have either in the middle of the day or the end, Murphy's Law I suppose.
One of my buddies on Preload wore one for one day. After work, it said 3.8 miles.
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