Working bid route that isn’t mine...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by RedRvrDrvr, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. RedRvrDrvr

    RedRvrDrvr New Member

    I keep getting assigned to a crappy bid route that isn’t mine, while the bid driver gets assigned an easier route. Is that acceptable?
     
  2. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    Work as directed
     
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  3. RedRvrDrvr

    RedRvrDrvr New Member

    Thanks and I do. I don’t complain, just wondering if it’s normal practice elsewhere?
     
  4. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    Yes.
     
  5. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    No it’s not , that is not your bid route , BURY THEM IN GRIEVANCES
     
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  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    This would not be acceptable here. I would file a grievance for them to put the vacated route up for bid.
     
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  7. RedRvrDrvr

    RedRvrDrvr New Member

    The thing is, it’s not just one route he gets assigned...there are several. I keep getting his when it’s too heavy. It’s a pattern I’ve noticed.
     
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  8. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    Nope, all I had to do was tell them I was going to file if I wasn’t allowed to bump a bid driver from covering an easy route, put an end to that non sense. Driver wants to cover routes shouldn’t of bid on a route.
     
  9. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    If he's not doing his route especially if it's turning into a regular thing. Then he is vacating it and it needs to be put up for bid.

    Also if I had more seniority then someone else then I would bump them off their route.
     
  10. Brownslave688

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

    File a grievance to have to the route rebid since he never runs it.
     
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  11. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Is it because you run to get it done? Slow down and see how long it lasts. In my area, if someone does not do their route for a couple weeks (other than vacation, worker's comp, fmla) it's supposed to go back up for bid. In those situations, however, nothing is stopping the driver from bidding on their route, so it will usually be a wash.
     
  12. RedRvrDrvr

    RedRvrDrvr New Member

    Nope. Not a runner. I just know the route well. Compared to other routes that I know, that’s the heaviest route I work. Car is full down the middle. Barely any room for dolly...peak is over!
     
  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Tank it

    They’ll find somebody else
     
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  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    You need to teach them a lesson and throw out the anchors on that route.
     
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  15. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    Is the "open" route a training route?
     
  16. RedRvrDrvr

    RedRvrDrvr New Member

    Not that I’m aware of. He’ll cover 1 or 2 other routes and I’ll get his. I just see it as a missed opportunity for me to learn new routes. I’m not TCD, but I’m a fairly new driver without a bid route.
     
  17. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Tell your sup that you want to learn other routes and that you insist the driver does his own route or bid off it. See what they do.
     
  18. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    Driver might be on 9.5 list and management know they’ll be over if they go out with the load instead of putting a driver on a split taking some of their volume.

    Check your supplement, mine has language you can’t be bumped from your bid more then 7 times a year unless mutual, driver may be unaware.

    Regardless, if the route is on and the driver available, they should be the one on it.
     
  19. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    No. Not even close. If a driver has a bid route, and that route is in, and they are working, they have to do that route. At least where I am. Maybe there’s some crazy rules somewhere else.

    Are you sure the bid driver, didn’t bid on another route, and he’s trying it out for the allowed 30 working days!
     
  20. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    You guys get 30 working days to try a route?

    Wow!