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Why UPS Trucks Don't Make Left Turns

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While an individual person may not save much by only making right turns, a huge corporation like UPS has proven since 2004 how avoiding left turns in its trucks can significantly increase its bottomline while reducing emissions and accidents. With nearly 100,000 trucks and hundreds of aircraft, UPS averages 15.8 million packages delivered daily worldwide. While an individual person may not save much by only making right turns, since UPS implemented a right turn policy in 2004, they have significantly increased profits while reducing emissions and accidents. UPS estimates the right-turn-heavy policy, combined with its routing software, shortens routes by 20.4 million miles and saves 10 million gallons of gas while delivering an additional 350,000 packages and reducing CO2 emissions by about 20,000 metric tons each year. UPS engineers noticed how waiting to turn left caused trucks to fall behind on their schedules, consume more gas, and increase the probability of accidents. Their software maps routes with only right-hand turns unless it's quicker or easier to proceed with a left-hand turn. A driver estimates they do about 90% right-hand turns. The television show Mythbusters tested the policy with one route using 8 left and 4 right turns, and another route using 1 left and 23 right turns. The UPS-like route was just over 1 mile and 9 minutes longer, but it reduced gas consumption from 6.8 to 4 pounds. UPS' software probably would've added one or two more left-hand turns to be more efficient on time while still saving gas.
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Trion (1 day ago)
ok wtf
Top10In TheWorld (1 day ago)
This explains why my packages are always late when being delivered by freaking UPS. Just great!! 👌
Solo Consciousness (1 day ago)
I’ve seen plenty of ups trucks turn left. 😂🤦🏾‍♂️
Calvin Zociety (2 days ago)
Becuase beyonce Said everything u own in a box to the left lol they dont wanna be about that life haha
Heather Duke (2 days ago)
So who’s gonna be the dipshit that makes this political.
RA 375 (2 days ago)
How do they get through a round-a-bout?
RA 375 (2 days ago)
Yep. UPS driver turned right then drove around the world to deliver a package to the subdivision to the left of me. Did this all in 24 hrs since it was priority overnight delivery...
Vicky Ichigo Sladkov (4 days ago)
LOL. (Said by previous ups delivery girl)
Fyurex (4 days ago)
i always see them make left turns tho, I live in SF where streets are planned by 5 year olds so they probably have no choice than turn left tho
Sodify Animation (4 days ago)
They don’t??
fair enough i guess (4 days ago)
Coz they ain't gay
GTA5Player1 (4 days ago)
So they're like Zoolander?
wildman510 (4 days ago)
That's just stupid. And probably doesn't even cost that much more to turn left
Nick Pyrek (6 days ago)
I'm sad that I haven't seen any Zoolander jokes in the comments.
Mari72yyo (6 days ago)
On Monday 12/3 at 10 am, the UPS route driver for Turlock Ca, deliberately killed our dog, witness say the driver did not stop and continued, my dog back legs were facing backwards and his abdomen was crushed, it saddens me that this driver did not give a damn, UPS what are you doing about it? We miss Joey, he was a wonderful dog
Carressa (6 days ago)
Studies show if you are on the left side of the street; your packages are lost more often.
go die (6 days ago)
GOLDEN PROXY3847 (7 days ago)
Okay what about ubs trucks now? I was playing fortnite
Sak Pase Tv (8 days ago)
I still dont understand 😂😂
cowboys fan (8 days ago)
most stupidest video
Eddie Nemitz (9 days ago)
Hold THE PHONE!!!!!when ups used to come into our driveway they have to make a left turn so stop making videos with LIES in them okay?
david fox (9 days ago)
As a driver this policy is a damn lie.
Isaac (10 days ago)
Who also didn't know they don't make left turns?
King Of Gaming (10 days ago)
I sent my controller to get fixed and took 3 weeks to get back, when it did come back, it was a whole new controller :/
Tristan Mitchell (10 days ago)
the first vid my mans turned lefy
Samad Syed (11 days ago)
GPS: “You’re destination is on the left” UPS Driver: Fuck.
Taryn Gomes (12 days ago)
this is fake my dad works there and he make left turns
Rainbow Dash (13 days ago)
Thats a lie they take left turns all the time!!!
Guru Khan (14 days ago)
Wow... Great guys!!! 😂😂
Ahow2growfreeCanadian Weed (17 days ago)
So there saying having a ups truck come to your house 2 3 times a day is better on gas then going to the store? There's no saving nothing with these delivery services
Mr. sleep (19 days ago)
lying ass donkey, everytime i drive by UP trucks always taken lefts
xX Penguin101 Xx (23 days ago)
0:09 That Mustang on the trailer ]:3
Philo Star (24 days ago)
In places where you drive on the left side do they only turn left?
JackGeezy (24 days ago)
Thats bullshit i just saw driver take left other day
Isis Astara (25 days ago)
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The One The Only (25 days ago)
*left turn required* UPS Driver: Fuck.
The Memer (25 days ago)
Here I thought it was so they don't fall out the truck...
The Bus Driver (26 days ago)
Tell me why the ups truck always turns left
bobby pierce (26 days ago)
Not true at all..this is stupid to even think that.
A Stvnahh (26 days ago)
That’s retarded
c 45 (26 days ago)
David Musselwhite (27 days ago)
Well. They have to turn left to get to me.
Truthseeking Troll (27 days ago)
WTF I work as UPS Driver Helper and my driver regularly makes left turns. I am gonna have to ask if he's supposed to that.
Sagar Pubg (27 days ago)
I saw a ups bus turn left today in my high school wtf
ounce (27 days ago)
"Why UPS Trucks Don't Make Left Turns" 0:08 *UPS Truck turning left*
redstone 20,000 (28 days ago)
GPS: turn left UPS drive: *drives right in a circle to get left*
S E (29 days ago)
Just saw ups turn left today
Typical Llama (1 month ago)
Only three rights
Llama Slayer92 (1 month ago)
Who weighs gas in pounds?
Caroline Rosenthal (1 month ago)
I saw a ups truck turn left before
Retro917 (1 month ago)
What If FedExpress ensues with that as well ..
LinkCanBackflip (1 month ago)
I saw a UPS Truck turn left The other day
Keshava Navale (1 month ago)
Now I know why my hoodie arrived three weeks late
Zachary Villard (1 month ago)
I didn’t even bother noticing.
Fernando Guerrero (1 month ago)
metch (1 month ago)
so your telling me i never see a truck turn left?
Mark Olsen (1 month ago)
what a crock
With Great Power (1 month ago)
We do make left turns lol
Michael (1 month ago)
some cities dont allow left hand turns on main roads....there are u turns and design to prevent movement
xxx (1 month ago)
Wym I saw one earlier today take a left
40 Something Podcast (1 month ago)
completely false
HeinekenLite 28 (1 month ago)
ATC: “UPS 2579 turn left heading 020” UPS Pilot: “negative tower were are gonna have to make a 300 degree right turn due to the policy”
Gene Brodsky (1 month ago)
Stumbled into this video and now reading the funny posts! I'll stop after the next funny post!
XX_MLGBartSimpson_XX Bart Simpson (1 month ago)
They actually do turn left Where I live you have turn left to exit I live in a complex so you have to turn left to get out of the complex
Benjamin O'Connor (1 month ago)
I wish GPSs were programmed to do this.
Jay Money (1 month ago)
I'm still wondering why there's no door tho
Jeff Gilligan (1 month ago)
and a real hassle for drivers
Wasz Mistrz (1 month ago)
Why UPS Trucks Don't Make Left Turns in city - thats how u should name the video
musicman708 (1 month ago)
This video is an absolute lie. This is because I actually saw a UPS truck turn left. I witnessed it with my own eyes. This just goes to show you that you can’t believe everything you see and hear on the Internet.
KC Campbell (1 month ago)
I work for UPS they don't only turn right.
Limp Noodle (1 month ago)
I work for ups and this is a lie 😂 click bait for days
EyezOthelo (1 month ago)
Yeah they do
Surfer Surfer (1 month ago)
Ok. So I saw a ups truck today in an area where I work. Traveling in the same general direction. I detoured for a bit to solidify this left turn cramp. Not only did he make left turns and right turns, but they were all over the place and mixed. After work through a completely different county 60 miles away, same thing, a UPS truck making left and right turns. This video is bogus
Ben (1 month ago)
Now do one on why UPS always loses my packages
Ron Gillespie (1 month ago)
Bullshit. I have been a driver for UPS for 11 years and this is the silliest thing I’ve ever heard. I can’t wait to throw your package in the bushes.
Tequisa Holloway (1 month ago)
I have a friend who works for UPS, he makes $32 hr. They pay very well
Jordan Olson (1 month ago)
Yeah well when the UPS drivers back into our driveway they MUST take a left turn because there is no other choice
Let It Happen (1 month ago)
Turn left and you see snowflakes Turn right and you can see people going about their business making money.
William Prince (1 month ago)
Last UPS driver I spoke to said he didn't have a company supplied GPS system in his truck. He was having to use his own personal phone. And I used the term 'last' purposefully as more companies have turned to using FedEx. They typically undercut UPS prices. While I have had problems with both services on the receiving end of a delivery, I'd say I've more issues with FedEx over the years. One thing I remember though. Maybe 25 years ago or so, I ordered a computer part just before Christmas. I hadn't paid for expedited shipping, but I'd hoped it would come before Christmas Day. By Christmas eve, it had not shown up and I accepted it wouldn't arrive till after Christmas. Until I heard a knock on my door along about 7am Christmas morning. They delivered my package. I wasn't ecstatic or anything, but I was pleasantly surprised. However, that was tempered with the fact that a very resentful unhappy guy was having to work on Christmas Day. I felt sorry for the guy and doubt I would've felt any differently than him.
Michael Bush (1 month ago)
0:09 turns left
Jack smith (1 month ago)
All the package cars make a left pulling out of my buddy's building every morning. They can't go right so they do make left turns!
Rod Lafleur (1 month ago)
FedEx and UPS are merging. They will be called FedUp
AgaricoYT (1 month ago)
But the truck turns left everytime it pulls in my driveway......
Dj Realest (1 month ago)
Stupidest thing i’ve ever heard meh you probably right tho
William Horn (2 months ago)
A UPS driver told me it's a lie
Lou Cypher (2 months ago)
Wooooaw had no clue
T T (2 months ago)
What if it is a ONE WAY
Shane Horton (2 months ago)
This is bs. I Have seen them turn left plenty of times
Billy Smith (2 months ago)
UPS divers get burned out no mater what turns they make .Very few will get retirement they push them too hard .
J Xandelas (2 months ago)
Need that GPS device
Nicholas Hobby (2 months ago)
Better question would be why ups is okay with their employees having heat strokes every year by the hundreds just because they are to cheap to put air conditioning in any package cars and in any hub facilities, other than the managers offices of coarse. Because we all know when you sit on your butt and do nothing you need that air conditioning. Worst company ever.
G.A.C. (9 days ago)
UPS cares only about the things that makes it more money, they don’t care about their workers :(
Mr. j-dog1 (2 months ago)
David HB (2 months ago)
I see UPS trucks turning left all the time. This video is garbage.
Asap move (2 months ago)
I saw a UPS turn left 2 days ago.
Surfer Surfer (2 months ago)
i see ups make right turns all the time
Surfer Surfer (2 months ago)
left i mean.
Shalia Mathews (2 months ago)
Where I live it turns left everyday
Mike Secondo (2 months ago)
What???? I always see UPS trucks turn left!!!!!
James Woods (2 months ago)
U. nited P. ractus S.lideruel
Nick Guigno (2 months ago)
I worked for ups for 25 year's total bull!!!!!!!
Matt Butler (2 months ago)
Idk what y’all talkin about I work at ups and them shits definately turn left
Dee Holly (2 months ago)
Somebody said UPS(under paid slaves)Not at all not when they making $34 dollars an hour and $1500 to $2000 dollars a week.Now ask them how much they make on there job😶