Would you like a courier’s career?

My statistic for the day comes from this week’s Economist:

An average day for a UPS driver in America involves 150 destinations


In an 8 hour day, that’s one destination every 3 minutes 12 seconds. Is that realistic?

Yes, I wondered about that but then thought that, in the States, there will be a lot more people using couriers so the distance between stops will be shorter, parking spaces will generally be more readily available and roads less crowded, so I guess it’s just about possible. It does seem amazing to me, though the Economist is pretty careful about their stats.

Perhaps they work longer than 8-hour days?

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