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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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Mr. P (16 hours ago)
Actually I live in a rural area if you want to get the next town over you can either take that left turn and be their in 15 minutes or go right and drive for 6 hours making a circle, that may work in big cities but out here I have seen my UPS guy make a left turn because there is no other option
Truckloadofrhymes canada (22 hours ago)
They do not do that guaranteed a thousand percent he's wrong fuck people believe anything on the internet
Jose Valadez (1 day ago)
This is big fat lie!! I always see one turning left down the street.
Swagger Son (1 day ago)
0:09 ONLY TURN RIGHT but it’s turning left
Damien Albino (1 day ago)
Try this: https://youtu.be/RVA4kASJTT0
Tsunami (2 days ago)
Nemoj ići lijevo na križanju staze 😂😂😂😂 Only Balkan people will understand 🖒
Zavier Green (2 days ago)
The problem with this is up drivers don't give a crap about what the GPS say I see ups drivers taking left and right talk to one
Bryan Flowers (3 days ago)
UPS has to take a left turn to go down my road😉 Wait that sounded really gay
Kyden Bufect (3 days ago)
$36 an hour $72,000 a year and the drivers want to go on strike for more.
Ryan Abbott (4 days ago)
It said they do make left turns in the video, clickbait
christian velasco (4 days ago)
Gaming companies are greedy af on how they save money. UPS....thats genius.
Carlos C (4 days ago)
“Why ups trucks don’t make left turns “ Nine seconds into the video, ups truck clearly making a left turn 😂
JBTV Ye (4 days ago)
So if I live on the left side of the road I guess I'm fucked huh
LucyWonderland (5 days ago)
Um...I see UPS trucks turning left all the time in my city. Wtf is this?
The Nimble Ninja (5 days ago)
P.S. Trump is a piece of shit.
The Nimble Ninja (5 days ago)
Wow. This actually works in my neighborhood. You can take all right turns and it's quicker and easier.
Andrew Joyce (5 days ago)
They make left turns to turn into my coldesac
Bobby Rossy (5 days ago)
They could also save money by not using the gas pedal
Noe Ruiz (5 days ago)
I see them turn left all the time.
Latrell Jennings (5 days ago)
With that music they could've made a porn video
Angel McDowell (5 days ago)
This is a lie I worked as a ups driver u guys need to get ur facts strait
Christian Miranda (5 days ago)
This is funny because I just seen ups make a left turn..........
Papa Disco (6 days ago)
This isn't actually true.
1987bodyman (6 days ago)
I call bs there is a hub on my way to work and i see them turn left everyday
Vinny R (6 days ago)
Mf UPS smh n why is this on my feed lmao
LEX LOW (6 days ago)
How much do they save for throwing the package at my door without knocking?
Kara (7 days ago)
so if my house is on the left and the ups driver is right next to my house he will literally drive in the opposite direction. SENSE MAKING 110%
Soy Sauce Soup (7 days ago)
delivered my package i ordered at home a week late now im on vaca great what now
ur m0m (7 days ago)
0:08 :||||
Avcdo (7 days ago)
Might as well just not turn right, he’ll just don’t drive at all.
lynxman busman (7 days ago)
I live in Orlando Florida and i see UPS trucks make morevlefts than right turns SO bullcrap
BIG Fuse (7 days ago)
Nigga I seen a ups man turn left the other day
Titus Robertson (7 days ago)
How ridiculous. POS company falling apart
Bima Satritama (7 days ago)
0:07 he turn left
William Cranke (8 days ago)
The UPS truck in my neighborhood turns left into it, left through it & left out of it He must be rebellious
Tetris Syndrome (8 days ago)
Lol. I just learned in the add, HPV can give you ginatal warts. Lol. And people think im crazy for making bitchs get checked befor I fuck them. Lol. You'd be surprised but almost all of them will go get checked. Lol. And they'll come up to you with the results like a kid with all A's on their report card. Lol. No bull shit.
mark cooper (8 days ago)
So not true!
El Lapiz (8 days ago)
UPS is soooo slow where I live, amazon gets packages to me by 1-3 pm most times, sometimes earlier than noon. Ups never fails to either delay completely or get there around 8. UPS is trash.
IZZEM DARK (8 days ago)
This is wrong they make lefts in my town
Yorkshire Andy (9 days ago)
That's funny I have seen then do left turns in front of my house
Rojo Burica (9 days ago)
UPS is “right-on” lol
NomNomCum Nom (9 days ago)
But I see them turn left
big ass dick (9 days ago)
I see them turn left all the damn time
F Clarke (9 days ago)
Maps only right turns unless left turns are needed.
Demi Demi Demi DemiDemi (10 days ago)
The ups HAS to turn left where i live😂😂 its a dead end road
Handsome Man (10 days ago)
Bullshit...i worked for UPS...we made every left turn we came across lol
Shock Wave (11 days ago)
The only way to get to my house is to make a left turn and UPS always delivers to me
Andrew Welds (11 days ago)
That’s bull my dad goes left and right
Mohammed Sohail (11 days ago)
Fuck UPS, the worst company with rude employees
Delta747Fan Boeing (11 days ago)
You know, I guess I have noticed that FedEx trucks make more left turns in my subdivision than UPS trucks. Now I know!
Twisted Soul (12 days ago)
Ups -under pant service
Riley the cool Guy (12 days ago)
They always take a left turns near me
Max Perception (12 days ago)
ZOOLANDER anyone? hehe
Aye Aye Ron (12 days ago)
Not possible. They deliver to me by 4 left turns
john foy (12 days ago)
I see them fuckers turn left all the time.bullshit
David N (12 days ago)
bullshit. one of these fuckers does a left out of our neighborhood every day cutting people off.
2SaucyUtuber Vlogs (13 days ago)
Oh I get it. They do it cause they are cheap.
Minato Namikaze (13 days ago)
The more you know
Jutt Rockjaw (14 days ago)
Seems anal retentive to me
Crafty HD (14 days ago)
My road is full of left turns and loads of ups deliveries go there stupid
thewhite newmexican (14 days ago)
Ok but its not a right turn only policy when they are still making left turns.
julie112005 (14 days ago)
Bullshit
sam mcgowen (14 days ago)
But yet they turn left on my street everyday
flafla fluehie (14 days ago)
I've been driving for UPS for 11 years our routes are not set up like this at all anymore. Too many stops to try and predict the route you should take at an unpredictable rate
Tripps (14 days ago)
Thanks YouTube recommendation system!
James Randall (14 days ago)
This is not true. lol
Li Jiang (15 days ago)
When I read the title, I thought the reason was the driver would fall out of the truck.
Water Toast (15 days ago)
This is turnist What if they run into a dead end or a roundabout
No One6 (15 days ago)
This is the dumbest shit ever. It doesn’t exist. They can turn left. They do it all the time. This is about, yes, going right to continue motion, which in essence saves gas...it’s not that ups trucks can’t make left turns or USPS mail trucks can’t turn left...it’s just that it’s faster to continue motion than to have to stop and wait....fucking click bait...blocked
Cybop Fan (15 days ago)
Seen ups truck turned left
William Bilbrey (16 days ago)
I’m a ups driver. That’s absurd. We have no such policy.
Coopa (16 days ago)
too bad this wouldn't work in the uk
Samuel Bowen (16 days ago)
I worked for ups we turn left all the time.
Preaching In The Hood (16 days ago)
3 right turns make a left.
Sempiternal 91 (16 days ago)
I saw a truck in my neighborhood turn left twice in a row
Walmartman Pizzahut (17 days ago)
This is a lie...I saw a UPS guy turn left in Jackson, Mississippi
Amanda Hirschfeld (17 days ago)
That's funny cause I've seen ups trucks in NH take a few left turns and that's recently.
Matthew Bowen (17 days ago)
So your saying if I turn left I can die quicker?
TheOddGod (17 days ago)
What kind of extremist far right group is this
Janez Novak (17 days ago)
cause they turn left accident happen
LOLZ _ME (17 days ago)
UPS trucks still take left turns, if uou go to washington you can see that yourself
Mike B (18 days ago)
And if there's a turn left only on a dead end road. Then what? Lol
法比奥Fabio (18 days ago)
They forgot to attach doors, idieets
Furry Trash (18 days ago)
They don’t like NASCAR drivers. That’s why.
itsyahboi Izaak (19 days ago)
They make a left turn into my drive way all the time🤔
Michael Blackburn (19 days ago)
I work for UPS.. I made 41 left turns today.. totally BS.....
MeeperMcFive (19 days ago)
If you need to go left and you always go right you will need to take the long way
Something Something (20 days ago)
This is some bullshit 😂😂 I always see UPS trucks take left turns
Mr. Marshal (20 days ago)
I see UPS drive left down my road ALL the time.. but then it is a one way system ;) does it still count?
FLORIDAJESUSBOY 777 (20 days ago)
I hate this, this is not RIGHT
Pseudo Mortality (20 days ago)
They make a left into my work every day
J 117 (20 days ago)
Still dosent make sense why they make more right turns
PENNANCE III (20 days ago)
We do turn left why lie ,this video is garbage
Santa Ana Creations (21 days ago)
They do turn left when they come into my neighborhood the truck turns left to come to my house hes never drove in from the right side of my house cuz then he would have to cross the street to delive the package. PROOF they do turn left
Shay Cormac (21 days ago)
0:08
Kim Dalessandro (21 days ago)
They don't make left turns? I didn't know that.
BV RACING (21 days ago)
They turn left in my state
ehh eh (21 days ago)
They do take left turns
Felix Jonsson (21 days ago)
0:06 that guy is making a left turn....
Michael Loftus (21 days ago)
Lol how is it efficient when I see 3 to 4 different ups trucks on my road almost everyday?