No teamster should be forced on a route blind when you have knowledgeable coverage. No teamster should be exempt from the 9.5 list. Try putting yourself in someone else’s shoes for a change. Because that’s what a leader does. Instead of putting them down when you can’t do their job.
It's easier than ever to do a rte "blind". For goodness sakes, they have computers with the maps showing where the work is. They have your addresses and number of packages in the diad for you to see.
All you need to remember is to not rush. Work safely. And if you have misses, they'll get delivered tomorrow.
I come from the days when you actually had to look through your truck to see the delivery's you had. You would often go back to places because you didn't see that other pakcage for that address because it had slid off the shelf or was loaded in the back.
Now everything is there for you. The only HARD thing is figuring out which stops are businesses.
It's only unsafe if you rush and get in a hurry. Work safe. Work at your pace, and take it one stop at a time.