How many routes have you had and how long have you been on your current one?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Grey, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    There's a vet in our center that's had two routes in just under 26 years driving. Those guys have it good.

    Also for cover drivers... How long have you been driving without your own route?
  2. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush All Encompassing Member

    I have a temp bid for almost a year now. Only 3 years driving seniority. I feel lucky. 9.5 all day. Well...3 of 5 days
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  3. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    It took me 22 years to get my first bid route.
  4. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    2 yrs on a training route (the old fashioned kind) ugh. 5 yrs bid utility driver. 3 yrs first bid route. 12 almost 13 on current route.
  5. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I was PT. A FT opening came for a PC driver in our center due to a termination. I bid on it and won it. Stayed on it for 9 years until I went into feeders.
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    4 years unassigned. 20 years on a route. 3 on present route.
  7. scisector9

    scisector9 Active Member

    I am lucky. Coverage driver for 19 months, first "assigned" bid route for 3 months, currently on second bid route for 13 months. Both assigned route and this bid route training routes....PITA when I get cut but current route is gravy. Heavy, but gravy.
  8. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    8 years cover.

    We'll see if there is a route I want in the next bid.

    Cover suits me.
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    On my 5th route, been on my current route for about a year now.

    If it were up to me I would have never left the third route.
  10. poophappens

    poophappens Member

    I put my name down on every route and won my first one after 11 years of utility driving. Been on it for 7 months and it's so much better than bouncing from one route to the next.
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  11. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    They cut it? That sucks... Did you win the next won that was up for bid or cover for a while?
  12. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    Well it sounds like you were top cover for a while then. We have guys that were swinging for 8+ years and they can pick whatever route is up for vacation or if that PC driver was in feeders and their route was open for the week. A lot of the feeder guys are gone for 6+ months so it's like some cover guys have their own route anyway.
  13. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Had 6 or 7 routes over 18 years, last one was the best but it wasn't enough to keep me from bidding feeder.
  14. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Wherever I see Trump, it smells like he's Putin.

    Part time for 5 years, covered for 5 (learned maybe 10 routes), bid a training route for 2, then bid the route I would retire from for my final 14, but even it became a joke after PAS and ORION.
  15. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I won an assigned route bid straight out of the Hub in 1984. I have never had to be a swing driver. I started out driving a straight truck on a warehouse route for six years, then I started bidding on residential routes. I'm on my fourth route now, I started driving a P-500 on it about 1996.
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Are you really grey? Not there's nothing wrong with that.
  17. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    One route for 21 years. Was a swing driver for seven years. Would never consider leaving my route. Too old to learn a new one.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Casual driver for 11 months. On my 4th bid route. Bidding a 22.3 job the day that it is posted (March 1) and plan to retire in 2018.
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  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I don't think drivers can bid into those in my area.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As a general rule you are correct; however, this was one of the first ones created after the strike and as such we are allowed to bid.

    The night sort manager told me that it was a sweet job and that I was not only eligible to bid on it but that I should take it.