...Thank God!! We have been saddled with bike helpers every peak since 2008 and in almost every instance it takes far more miles and wasted time to get the packages out to them than they are able to save. Bike helpers might be a good idea in some areas...like tight retirement communities in Florida where there aren't any hills and it doesn't snow or freeze...but they have been a terrible idea here in the Pacific Northwest. For several years, I was forced to tow a pup trailer with a bike and 40 stops in it out to a delivery area for a bike helper to deliver. He would spend half a day delivering stops that the 2 of us together on car could have banged off in half an hour or so---which was the same amount of time I was losing in the AM and PM having to screw around with the pup trailer. And in return for saving approximately 1 mile of delivery driving, I would be forced at the end of the day to double back over 10 miles just to retrieve the pup trailer, and half the time there would be irregs in it that the helper couldn't deal with on the bike so I would have to deliver them on my way in with the pup trailer in tow. On more than one occasion I was forced to break off and go pick up the bike and take it to a local bike shop for repair when it got a flat tire or broke a chain. The entire scheme was one gigantic waste of time, effort and miles. Too bad it took UPS 6 years to figure out what was obvious to us on day one.