Sporh or total packages?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Marvin Fernandez, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Marvin Fernandez

    Marvin Fernandez New Member

    If you are running a commercial route , how do stops per hour and total number of packages figure into how you are evaluated?
  2. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    @Gumby please help marvin
  3. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Have you made seniority?

    If you have ignore Management and their useless metrics.
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  4. Yolo

    Yolo Active Member

    Just be safe

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    If UPS could keep track of how many clouds flew over you yesterday, they would.
    F their numbers and just do the job to the best of your ability.
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  6. IESucks

    IESucks Active Member

  7. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    When I'm done, I drive in. Why worry about numbers?
  8. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    He is busy running the Central States pension.
  9. RetiredIE

    RetiredIE Member

    If you are looking to run under allowed, SPORH is much more important. A stop allowance is generally about 10 times higher than a delivery package allowance.

    Be safe, don't run and follow the methods.
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  10. ACmoses

    ACmoses Member

    Truth be told, UPS does not make money by the stop. They make money by the package. Commercial routes are the most profitable by far than any residential route. The amount of pkgs picked up and delivered each hour is how UPS makes the real money. SPOHRs are a metric to get us to go faster. Common sense tells us that the larger packages and the higher service levels on each pkg is much more revenue for the company. We are given an average time to deliver all pkgs, but UPS does not charge an average amount to our shippers or UPS would lose big time. UPS knows it takes more resources to include time, energy, and space for heavier and larger pkgs but they don't give us any more time to deliver them. This is why we are paid by the hour.
  11. RetiredIE

    RetiredIE Member

    I think you missed my point. If the OP is interested in running under allowed, he should focus on increasing his SPORH. He didn't seem to care about how UPS makes or loses money - I just think he wants to make book...
  12. ACmoses

    ACmoses Member

    There was nothing being said about "making book" The metrics UPS are arbitrary and used to distract how the company really makes money. You could go into any UPS facility around and find most drivers are over allowed
    by over 1 hour or more. If those numbers were realistic the company would be hemorrhaging money. UPS wants us all to believe were not worthy. IE has always been the enemy of operations.
  13. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues


    Sort off the clock if you want to be %100 sure you make book, it is that simple, so long as you can actually drive and move cardboard from point a to point b.

    But stop that practice immediately afterwords. I have an old guy that drives me crazy perfectly squaring their car up 30 minutes to an hour before start.
  14. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    Forget about all that :censored2: unless you’re qualifying. I was there over 30 years and don’t know and couldn’t tell you how many sporh i did and I could care less. Don’t wreck the truck and work hard end of story
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  15. Siveriano

    Siveriano Active Member

    Sporh is nothing and they cant use it against you.
    im 6'3 and there is a guy is is like 4'6 at our center one time one supervisor was telling him i do 2 stops more per hour than him. so i went to the sup and told him it was unfair and unethical that the company is asking me to do more stops per hour than the short guy.
    was the last time i hear them comparing drivers performance.
    same goes for when they ask you to run (walk a brisk pace).
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  16. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

  17. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    12 x the square root of 3.5752147.2588 divide that by the number of packages on the floor. Then add in you pickups and there you have it . Your SPHOR dam how long have you worked for this company!