Here at The Water Guy, we rely on our Route Salesmen to not only make water and coffee deliveries but also communicate with our customers and handle numerous pieces of equipment. For this reason, we hand-pick those that show dedication and reliability not only to “The Water Guy” but also our customers. Our Route Salesmen handle a lot on a day-to-day basis and we would like to express our appreciation for their hard work by providing some fun statistics about a day in the life of a “The Water Guy” Route Salesman.
First and foremost, all Route Salesmen are background checked and drug tested to ensure the safety of all customers when entering residential homes and commercial businesses. Once they pass both the background check and the drug test, they are required to obtain their Class B license within 90 days of employment. Safety is of the utmost importance to us here at “The Water Guy” and having an employee that can carefully and properly drive and navigate a large route truck is important to our company.
Can you guess how many 3, 4, and 5-gallon bottles our Route Salesmen lift on average in a year? The answer is 47,975 bottles a year! They also lift 6,984 cases of 8 oz, 16.9 oz, 24 oz, 3 liters and gallons in a total year. This breaks down to 190 bottles of water and 27 cases on an average day. That’s a lot of bottles to carry!
Now you may be wondering, how much do all these bottles weigh? On average, a route driver will handle 2,219,294 pounds per year or 8,807 pounds per day. This is the equivalent of 1,985,555 pounds of large bottles or 233,839 pounds of case water a year. Tell us if you think you have what it takes to become a route driver.
On average a route driver will drive 117 miles in a day and can range anywhere from 17 miles to over 300 miles. Within all these miles driven, drivers typically make between 1 and 86 stops in a day, averaging closer to 40 stops per day.
Service Work Completed
You may be wondering what a day in the life of a Route Salesman looks like outside of delivering water and coffee. In a typical year, our Route Salesmen perform various service work for all of our customers, including:
• 42 installs
• 47 equipment changes
• 70 equipment removals
Along with these tasks, our Service Technicians perform the following service work in a typical year:
• 67 product only installs
• 219 cooler exchanges
• 55 cooler removals
• 267 cooler installs
• 113 cooler repairs
• 63 brewer exchanges
• 23 brewer removals
• 136 brewer maintenance visits
• 14 brewer installs
• 27 brewer repairs
• 39 POU removals
• 64 POU installs
• 345 POU filter changes
Our Route Salesmen put a lot of hard work and dedication into this business to provide all of our customers with water and coffee through nice and poor weather conditions. If you would like to express your appreciation or share a story about your Route Salesman, please send them to Audrey Krupiak in Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org.