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Extracted data— Averages of controlled tests of performance of city delivery vehicles and methods, Miami, Fla., 1954
STHUTA TED ROUTE IDE in minutes. FOR 100. DOBES
AS DEVELOPED PROM RESTS OF
- 200 euro daune
CAPTURE OF SAVINGS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE INTRODUCTION OF
Route extension, or the addition of stops to a given mounted route has been one of the devices used to capture the savings made possible through the introduction of functional vehicles.
This is demonstrated in the two attached tabulations which refer to a series of six mounted routes in Warren, Ohio, which were used initially as a test situation to prove the validity of this means of capturing savings.
Table A is a summary of the number of stops served by each carrier equipped with a conventional vehicle and also the number of stops to which these routes were increased through the medium of sit-stand drive trucks.
Table B shows the time required for the service of these routes both before the addition of new vehicle and more stops; and afterward. It is worthy of attention to note that even with the judicious addition of the proper number of stops to each route (an overall increase of 14.9 percent) that the individual routes were completed in 8 hours with a reduction of 2 hours and 46 minutes from the total time previously required for all 6 routes.
The result-overtime reduced to virtually nothing, routes individually balanced to 8 hours, 14.9 percent added stops, and a 1 percent saving in total time.
TABLE A.—Mounted routes, Warren, Ohio, October 1954–Number of stops added
to test routes
TABLE B.—Mounted routes, Warren, Ohio, October 1954--Number of hours per
Total. 4-day average. Approximate 6-day total.
AFTER 14.9 PERCENT INCREASE IN STOPS, USING TWIN COACH VEHICLES
8:11 8:07 8:13 (8) 8:04 8:05 8:04
DISPOSITION OF TWIN COACH VEHICLES AS OF MARCH 4, 1955 The attached sheets indicate the status of 250 Twin Coach vehicles as of March 4, 1955. In cases where vehicles were supplied to serve new mounted territory or converted rural routes credit was shown at the rate of $1,072 per route per year—an average rate for contract service in 9 Ohio cities.
It may be noted that there are cases of canceled contract whose cost per year was very low. These contracts were canceled before the region took control.
Also of note are the special delivery contract amounts shown as canceled in Cleveland, Ohio. Actually, there were 21 contracts canceled with 10 vehicles, i. e., 2-shift operation.
This realinement of vehicle utilization involved the cancelation of contract routes of high cost and substitution of Twin Coach vehicles for half-ton and 1ton left-hand driver conventional vehicles on selected mounted routes. The half-ton units thus released were used to cancel special delivery contracts or to release in turn right-hand drive Willys units for mounted service. The 1-ton Dodge left-hand drive vehicles released by Twin Coach assignment were used to cancel parcel-post contracts.
[M=Mounted. E=Experimental. NA=Not assigned. T=Transferred out of region]
(M=Mounted. E=Experimental. NA=Not assigned. T=Transferred out of region)
Vehicle Type of No. assign
of contract can: celed or obviated
Clyde, Ohio.. Columbus, Ind..
Do. Canton, Ohio.
10637 10658 10659 10660
10761 10762 10763 10764 10765 10766 10767 10768 10769 10770 10724 10725 10726 10728
M M M M M E E E E E M M M M
1, 320 1,320 1,320 1,320 1,040
E E E E
E 1,072 1,072 1, 072 1,072
Disposition of vehicle replaced
1-ton Dodge... Transferred to Cleveland to can
cel parcel post contract. 72-ton Dodge.. Transfer red to Cincinnati to
release Jeep for Cincinnati
42-ton Dodge.. Cancelled special delivery con
tract at Canton. do.
Y-ton Dodge - Transferred to
Cincinnati to for Cincinnati
Used at Cleveland to cancel parcel
Used at Defiance to cancel parcel
1-ton Dodge... Transferred to Cleveland to cancel