Another technical point to add to that mix in addition to the importance of
distinguishing between the time on the route collecting and the time off
the route for any number of reasons is the difference between the time
between stops and the time at stops. Time between stops reflects the
density and topography of the route, along with the efficiency of the
routing (avoiding deadheading). Time at the stop reflects the number of
truckside sorts, the degree of automation, the worker incentives and age,
the quantity set out.
If you're still looking for a number and don't want any more qualifiers,
you might want to use 100 stops per hour while on the route as a generic
type number subject to all of the caveats everyone's been listing.
4513 Vernon Blvd. Ste. 15
Madison, WI 53705-4964
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