Winning a route

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPS WORKHORSE, May 22, 2014.



    When you get a route, how long do you have to wait before you can re-bid? Asking in case a better route comes along.

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    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    It varies depending where you work/local. At our hub, once you get a route, you have it until you decide to give it up. If you win a route and another one opens up next day, you can bid on it once the bid sheet goes up.

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  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Here you can win 3 bids per year.
  4. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    All routes are up for bid every two years here.
  5. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    If another route comes up for bid due to retirement etc...and is placed up for bid you are entitled to bid on it at anytime within the week it is posted.UPS has a certain about of time after the x driver of that route has left it to place it up for bid.


    Is there anything in the contract that says this or is this a common practice thing? I just don't want to get stuck on a so so package route, and then a better one comes along.

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  7. overallowed

    overallowed Active Member

    This sounds like absolute mayhem. I am in feeders, and all routes are bid every year, but there is a little different learning curve between a feeder route and a package route. The package center I came out of, you could sit on a route your whole career, and a lot do.
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    One does not win a route, one earns it via seniority.
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  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I won my route!
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    You win bids for routes by seniority.
  11. Orion Syndicate

    Orion Syndicate 90% or lose a limb. (limb is user choice!)

    We earn our routes by playing naked twister with the center manager, but we can't tell anyone or we'll lose it.

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  12. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    We bid every year in my local. There's always a few old guys who get bored and go moving on to a new route that then tosses some people around. For the most part, however it's pretty consistent
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Yea, you sure did.

    There's stories still told in the locker room on what you did for it.
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  14. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Atleast I can say...." I got the boobie prize"
  15. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    In our local, if a route goes up for bid the highest seniority bidder gets it. No limit.

    I saw one year half a dozen routes go up for bid just so two higher seniority drivers could get the routes they wanted. They couldn't get them directly so they had to give up theirs so another driver could take it, another driver take the second, and so on till the route they wanted was opened and then they bid.
  16. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    How big a pair did he have?
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Boobie prize...or camel ___?
  18. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Almost as big as yours! you still have a nicer :censored2:!
  19. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Might want to check again, in our supplement we rebid all routes every 2 years also, except next bid is 3, till 2018.

    Article 48 section 6
    (B) The Employer shall designate delivery routes in all centers and they will be bid, by center, as stated in Section 6 (a) the first Monday in February of 2015 and the first Monday in February of the last year of this agreement. Qualified package drivers will bid all the designated routes in their center. Package drivers will be on their bid area no later than May 1st of each bid year.
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  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special