Bloomberg has an interesting read from Oklahoma, following the story of Jim Ed Bull, a postal worker with the longest route in the country – a staggering 187.6 miles. For reference, that's like driving from the far northern side of Detroit to the far eastern side of Cleveland every day just to deliver the mail. Bull does this five times per week.

And while the story might not be hugely focused on cars, aside from Bull's Ford Ranger and his ability to drive entirely with the left side of his body while working mailboxes with his right hand, it's quite an interesting story in and of itself.

Head over to Bloomberg for the full read on what keeps this Sooner going.


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      N8
      • 2 Years Ago
      If he keeps the truck for 10 years, itt'l have almost 500k miles on it!!!!
        JayP
        • 2 Years Ago
        @N8
        And with basic maintenance, the Ranger will do every one of them.
      Diz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Reason# 5,637 as to why the USPS must go the way of the buggy-whip industry.
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      Bobby_Sards
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pardon my ignorance, but if he can fit all those miles in one day wtf are other postal workers in trucks doing?
        Tourian
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bobby_Sards
        I would imagine most have denser routes with more stops.
      mikemaj82
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still better than working 6 days a week.
      Josh Wood
      • 2 Years Ago
      My daily commute is 150+ miles round trip. Is 180 over 8 hours for a route really newsworthy?
        imoore
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Josh Wood
        Considering his age and the conditions he's exposed to, yes.
      Bars
      • 2 Years Ago
      There's gotta be a quicker way to deliver that mail.
      vic5ta
      • 2 Years Ago
      I used to work food delivery in college. On a busy Saturday, I would clock in 150 miles easy just driving around campus. I was amazed how easy it is to do it in one shift.
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