A couple of months ago I bid on and won an Early AM Next Day Air route. I didn't receive any kind of training on this, and I was wondering what exactly is Corporate Policy on an item. I start at 6:30 AM along with six other "senior" drivers. By 8 AM, we are supposed to make a delivery attempt, and aren't supposed to return to the building to start our regular route with a 8:40 start time until a second attempt is made. Is it like this everywhere? Sometimes I will have a retail address that I know won't open till 9 or 10, so whats the point of going back the second time? Sometimes I will have a Signature or money order only COD for a residential address where its apparent the first time that no one is home. I think that we should be required to make one attempt and bring it back to the building for the regular route driver to try again. My EAM area usually will have 4 to 8 stops in three to four cities and I might drive anywhere from 20 to 40 miles. It gets tough sometimes, but usually I get them off. The good part of this job is that with a 6:30 start time, I hit overtime at 3:30 and anything past 5PM is over nine-five. In my Center they don't like us going over nine-five, so about two hours of work was pulled off my regular area. Its an easier job, get off work earlier, but I have a hard time making myself go to bed sooner at night.