If the best driver for the day had a 94% trace and I had 92.2%, what do these numbers mean? I am a new seasonal driver and trying to figure out what some of the things mean. My figure was the 5th best for the day out of nearly 65 drivers. Overall, I've had 90-93% "traces." Would these figures encourage the center to hire me permanently later on, or these numbers pretty much mean nothing.
You are doing a great job running your route. You are minimizing miles and gas usage, by not going off trace.
Also helping the environment, but not putting on excess miles for the route.
Sounds like the loop you are in was looped properly and with right hand turns.
When I left UPS almost 2 years ago, air stops delivered prior to 10:30 were not included in area trace numbers.
Understanding the service commit times for air, however, the expectation was once air was delivered the trace for your route is followed. At that time, 85% in trace was the goal. By reviewing the trace with drivers, changes can be made to the sequence of deliveries to enhance the trace.
Exceptions to the trace do occur by drivers making decisions that make sense, such as a large bulk stop near the last air delivery, to make room in the car.
This would show as an exception, but if the driver gets back on trace after that, the day should go smoothly.
And from a management perspective, you are being highly thought of as a seasonal. Hopefully, the opportunity for a permanent position will be in your future.