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Become a Carrier

Thank you for your interest in becoming an independent contractor delivering the newspaper! We currently have many morning routes available in Western Nevada County.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money can I earn from a route?

Average route is 150-400 papers; compensation is contingent on the size of route, ranging from $400-$1,000/month.

What are the advantages to having a route?

Early morning hours are often compatible with most daytime activities; some of our carriers are stay-at-home moms and others have daytime jobs.

How long does it take to do a route? When do the papers have to be delivered?

It varies based on the route size. Route delivery time can take between 2 and 4 hours. The Union has a delivery goal of 6:00 a.m. daily.

How can I inquire for a route or get more information?

If you are interested in becoming a newspaper carrier, please call us at (530) 477-4278, contact us via e-mail at; or submit the form below.

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First Name*

Last Name*

Address 1*

Address 2




Home Phone Number*

Cell Phone Number*


*Have you previously operated a business as an independent contractor?

*The Union is a morning newspaper. We promote to subscribers that newspapers will be delivered to the home no later than 6:00 am, Monday through Friday and 6:00 am Saturday and Sunday. With that understanding, would you be able to deliver newspapers under contract that is consistent with that delivery promise?

*Independent contractors must provide their own vehicles. Please provide the make, model and year of the vehicle(s) that would be used for delivery:

*When you sign a contract with The Union, you are agreeing to make sure that the newspapers are delivered to all subscribers on your designated route each day the newspaper is published. You are not required to do this personally; you will have the right to choose others to help you and/or substitute for you. Are you willing to, and able to fulfill this obligation?

*If for some reason you experience vehicle problems, The Union does not provide backup or replacement vehicles. As an independent contractor, this is your responsibility. Do you have access to an alternate vehicle that you can use for delivery purposes?

*In the event you have an accident and are injured, do you have medical insurance to cover your medical expenses?

Do you have a valid drivers license?

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