"Trip" or "route"?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsguysavannah, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. 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
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

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

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    "Route" in Calif.
  4. 71chevy

    71chevy Member

    "paper route" in Texas
  5. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member


    In Virginia
  6. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    route wherever i've worked...
  7. 30andout

    30andout New Member

    Route here, we save the trips for vacation, or holidays as the Canadians say.
  8. tups

    tups New Member

    Garbage run in my center!!!!
  9. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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

    Hangingon New Member

    I've never heard of bidding on a trip, except through EBay, maybe.
  11. BCFan

    BCFan Active Member

    P'Dale/Atl/F Park /Roswell all called routes like the word "Y'all" !!:thumbup1: BC
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Route here.....Think I've heard "run" in feeders.

  13. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    We call 'em runs
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    "Area" here
  15. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    Route Ny
    run -feeder
  16. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    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...
  17. wadep

    wadep New Member

    Here in Edmonton Canada, it's either a "run" or a "route". Trips are what we took in "high" school.
  18. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    Were you an educational transfer, one of those nearly mythical full-time driver transfers or are you a member of management? Just curious. -Rocky
  19. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

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