Morris, a native of tiny Bairoil, Wyoming, runs one of the longest mail routes in the nation. The typical mail carrier in the United States covers about 8-10 miles driving, half that if walking. It’s a six- to eight-hour day for most.
Then there are those like Morris, called rural route carriers. They’re hired by the USPS as independent contractors to cover more remote areas out in the sticks. Many use their own vehicles and are paid a flat rate determined by bid every year.
The average rural route carrier in the United States covers 45 miles a day.
Morris drives that far between mailboxes.
Her route is just shy of 300 miles, and she drives it six days a week, rain, shine or — more commonly in Wyoming winters — blizzard.
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Not all “Rural Route Carriers” are “independent contractors.” Actually, most are not. I drove my own vehicles for over 26 years (before they forced me to take a POS LLV) as a Rural Carrier, employed by the USPS. Author needs to get their facts straight before printing misinformation.
Omg!!! That is beyond remote. I hope she doesn’t break down out there. That would be exhausting on a good day could you imagine a winter day. How does she even get back in time.? You go girl this girl is rooting for you
Probably got cut to an AUX rt after RRCS…