So, the new language basically says that bid routes with drivers on vacation (scheduled off the whole week) the following week will be posted the Tuesday before and the bids will be taken down on Thursday. For some reason our center hasn’t started that yet (or the new 9.5 language but that’s another topic) so I was wondering how it was working out for those of you, if any, that have already started that. Since the last contract (Southern) mandated that most routes be bid I figured it would reduce the amount of unassigned drivers congregating in front of the manning board and maybe also reduce the last minute bumps by those dreaded drivers that show up just in time to toss a wrench in the assignments. I like that it potentially forces top coverage drivers to have to chose between covering a route they “can live with” all that week and risking having nothing but junk to choose from everyday. Anyone seeing this yet?