"Trip" or "route"?

upsguysavannah

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When I was a driver up north, I just assumed that the UPS term for delivery route was "trip" because that's what we all called them... Jim's trip, Frank's trip, etc. But down here, everybody uses the term "route" instead. Just wondering if it's a regional thing. What do y'all call them? :confused:1
 

scratch

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Its always been "route" in Atlanta, as far as Package Drivers. I have heard the Feeder guys use the term "runs", but never "Trip".
 

Griff

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It's about half and half here in Philly. Most of the older drivers say "trip" and the newer ones say "route".
 

BCFan

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When I was a driver up north, I just assumed that the UPS term for delivery route was "trip" because that's what we all called them... Jim's trip, Frank's trip, etc. But down here, everybody uses the term "route" instead. Just wondering if it's a regional thing. What do y'all call them? :confused:1
P'Dale/Atl/F Park /Roswell all called routes like the word "Y'all" !!:thumbup1: BC
 

SmithBarney

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Route is the place you go every day

Trip is each time you go out of the building on your route...

once upon a time I was in 4 trucks one day 4 trips.. sure was tough to
put that in the diad...
 

SmithBarney

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hah, full time transfer.. its a myth I swear.
I had to move for my wifes job, and the new "local"
center had 2 full time positions open.. and I couldn't get diddly...
I even offered to start over at bottom rate.. (still good money)
So I'll bide my time, the local has like 4 guys retiring soon.
 

RockyRogue

Agent of Change
hah, full time transfer.. its a myth I swear.
I had to move for my wifes job, and the new "local"
center had 2 full time positions open.. and I couldn't get diddly...
I even offered to start over at bottom rate.. (still good money)
So I'll bide my time, the local has like 4 guys retiring soon.

What a shame, Fredly. Did your move take you out of the Rocky Mountain District? -Rocky
 
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