I want a rural route in Missouri, How do I make this happen.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Earthcityhub, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Earthcityhub

    Earthcityhub New Member

    First off I have been with UPS for eleven years, and have recently began to drive full time in the STL metro area.
    My goal is to get myself into a route somewhere down the I-44 corridor, in rural missouri. How do I put this on the fast track, and tricks or things i could do would be great to know.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you a PC, feeder or Freight driver?
  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    If you have been there 11 years u should know there are no tricks it's all seniority.
  4. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    maybe give your center manager apple in the mornings?
  5. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    nah to get a sweet route with only eleven years in he'd need to polish his center manager's apple
  6. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    If your a package car driver the only way your going to get a rural route is if it delivered out of your building or building that fall under your seniority list. Otherwise your SOL...
  7. ymelord

    ymelord Active Member

    I thought the whole state of Missouri was rural.
  8. splozi

    splozi Guest

    Yeah, who cares about Kansas City or St Louis anyway.
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I would start paying off hitmen to take care of those more senior drivers with those fluff routes.
  10. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Wait your turn like everyone else. It took me 24 years.
  11. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    prey that fedex will give you one ups wont
  12. 11 years? Doing what? This question is unbelievable. Took me 22 years to go to the bottom of the Feeder list!
  13. overallowed

    overallowed Active Member

    The only thing wrong with this plan is that someday u will be a senior driver with a fluff route and u will need to watch your back.
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I had a pretty nice semi-rural route for 7 years after the previous driver had passed away. No one wanted to even get close to this route. Then we went biannual bids and some guys got an itch. Seems one guy thought the grass was greener. He bumped another driver and then that driver needed a home so he took mine. :( Over a year later and rumor has it that driver 1 is going back to his original route and then driver 2 will go back to his. Then I just have to make the wait back down to my position and see if I can go back home to my old route. It only takes one itch.
  15. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Took me 24 years to get my rural "retirement route". Keep telling myself that when I'm driving, I'm not lifting! We bid for life so no one is going to take it away. This whole company is based on seniority so all you have to look forward to is putting in your years.