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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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Bulldog_321 The gamer (7 hours ago)
This is a lie they make left turns in my neighborhood
Xavier Guadarrama (2 days ago)
Ups sucks
jassir amed (4 days ago)
And them supervisors are pricks who would laugh at you if you get hurt . I hurt my back and they were laughing ......Ups dont do drug test and people be working smelling like weed ..... even the supervisors smoke weed.
jassir amed (4 days ago)
Ups is modern day slavery they're pushy as fuck making you lift 200 lb packages all day every day for a miserable paychek os 190 a week in a place where rwnt goes over 1,200$ a month Ups is a garbage job.
su u (4 days ago)
They do left turns here all the time
limeyosu2000 (5 days ago)
used to be FedEx driver back in college same rule there do as many right turns as you can on your route!
Jacob Levine (5 days ago)
What happens if you have to turn left
Yuck Fu (5 days ago)
So that's why the UPS drives right by my house when I'm waiting for an important package, and doesn't return for 5 F'ing hours?
Sayda Fuentes (5 days ago)
Yuck Fu 😂
Nathaniel Dela Paz (6 days ago)
I live in a neighborhood where you HAVE to make a left turn to enter, I see at least 1 truck every month
Awakening To The Universe (6 days ago)
I liked my own comment to get it going :)
Legion (7 days ago)
UPS trucks DO MAKE LEFT TURNS! .. They do it all the time on my street.
Peter Griffin (9 days ago)
I went london and they did
Jake Maxwell (10 days ago)
UPS drivers my way make left and right turns.
Gregory Everson (8 days ago)
same in my city, this only works in certain places
Boruto Uzumaki (11 days ago)
Now remember kids always aim for the right more efficient
nimbyy (11 days ago)
Making a left turn 0:08 seconds into the video
Caucasian Invasion (12 days ago)
I worked for UPS and drivers make left turns
Dave White (12 days ago)
Lies my ups driver makes a left turn into my street all the time.
Moon Man (12 days ago)
Shortened routes by 20.4 million miles *Makes 3 rights to make a left*
palex mouse (13 days ago)
0:08 Left turn
Oligampla (14 days ago)
So, when they don't make left turns, it means that they drive in circles and never come to me. OMG! My life is a lie! It was a fake UPS truck this morning! The real one is never arriving!
Patrick Mooney (14 days ago)
That's a lie I seen a ups truck make a left trune
JMK (15 days ago)
Just go the opposite of the right
JMK (15 days ago)
I never knew this
Ice_wallow_come_at_night (17 days ago)
So that's why my controller got here 7 weeks late..
Beelzebubbles (17 days ago)
fake ass video is fake
biff322 (18 days ago)
Wow, if you live one a one way street that you have to turn left to get unto, I guess you're screwed.
Gregory Everson (8 days ago)
where i live the roads are windy and twisty, that no left turn wont fly
biff322 (18 days ago)
I see UPS make left turns all the time.
JustDennis (19 days ago)
every ups truck ive seen have turned left....
Earl Louks (21 days ago)
BS My driver makes left and right turns again BS
Lich (21 days ago)
Fuck you and your gay no left turns, i want my shit now.
PANZERFAUST90 (23 days ago)
lol This is absolute bullshit XD I worked for UPS from 2006 - 2011 and there was no such word of this xDDD
hello world (23 days ago)
I asked a ups driver he said *bs I make right turns all the time*
Rc 4 Life (26 days ago)
They do make lefts turns you dumb fucks
derkhaslol (27 days ago)
Only works in the united states because right turn is always green. In other countries you usually have to wait to make a right turn, so it wouldn't matter.
analyst pamper (28 days ago)
I have seen them even making u-turn and wrong turns
Make Profits (1 month ago)
If it sounds stupid but works, it isn't stupid.
Péter Varga (1 month ago)
Because they are right. Get it, *right* ?
Wilson Saintil (1 month ago)
They definitely have to make that left turn to get to my house
Jayson Zimmerman (1 month ago)
That’s good with all the money they save they can give their employees an honest raise in their next contract!
Naz Sen (1 month ago)
this is false. I worked for Fedex home delivery and I would see UPS drivers turn left everyday.
Rob Douglass (1 month ago)
Fuck UPS package nazis
Compton ChuckZ (1 month ago)
UPS is extreme right 😂
Kevin Beaupre (1 month ago)
I see the UPS driver take a left turn every day..
Gabriella Rich (1 month ago)
This video is misleading lol they make as minimal left turns as possible. This doesn’t mean they cannot make a left turn, that’s not possible. Their routes are just designed to turn right as much as they are able to. It’s called the Scientific Management theory & it can save companies millions of dollars, despite it being so simple.
Ed Shutter (1 month ago)
I see them make left turns everyday.
Guess im gonna keep right
beautiful mk (1 month ago)
Dont believe fake news
Lou M (1 month ago)
No wonder packages come so late in the day
lowkey 4life (1 month ago)
They turn left for me
Leslie Taylor (1 month ago)
I dont know where this info comes from. I am sure this only pertains to select cities, but i see UPS make left turns all the time
No One6 (1 month ago)
Why everything on the internet is now clickbait and fake news...
John (1 month ago)
"Gallons of gas" oh this boob. I can't even...
Raymond Gastelum (1 month ago)
This is a myth. I worked for ups last year on board a truck, we made left turns on the regular. Would make the shift twice as long if we didn't .
Leah01 Tolbert (1 month ago)
I have seen an ups truck go left
c t a n e 4 2 0 (1 month ago)
Ur wrong the ups driver has to make a left turn to get to my house u fukin dummy
Crohn's Fitness (1 month ago)
I’m a ups driver I turn left more than right this is a stupid roomer
EL EVO (1 month ago)
It's July and I am still waiting for my wife's Christmas gift " Gaming PC" which is probably outdated now, Can one of you UPS Drivers make a Fooking left turn. Pleaasssseeeee.
The Dude (1 month ago)
The drivers around me make left turns.
Ferret Gaming (1 month ago)
My mom used to work for UPS you were jsut clickbaited. And so was I so I could laugh at this info
cbobdole won (1 month ago)
Ups trucks do make left turns.....
Mr. Smart Ass (1 month ago)
Orion: 1%- UPS is worried about the "footprint" the conventional package cars are leaving on the environment 99%- UPS is worried about how much time the driver is "wasting" by waiting for a break in traffic to make a left-hand turn. So, the software routes the vehicles so that less time is spent being non-productive. Don't believe it? Ask your regular driver what Brown's policy is for "stealing time".
Matthew Cole (1 month ago)
I work for UPS there is no “no left turn policy “. Not sure where he got this information from. UPS policy is take the path with least resistance
Yota Yota (1 month ago)
Make a video about why the drivers don’t knock or ring doorbells.
John Hammer (1 month ago)
Now make a video explaining why UPS trucks never park in legal spots and just block fire hydrants or entire lanes of traffic.
Kerro Sene (1 month ago)
On newer UPS trucks the steering wheel will not turn far enough to accommodate a left turn.
D U (1 month ago)
Why UPS don't make left turns? Because they too busy making right jerks.
Niyasocool 1234 (1 month ago)
Where my order y'all pass my house its at the second stop and go forward when u see a white car and black car and see 1733 102 my house
The Hungo (1 month ago)
It makes sense because you can pretty much always turn right on red, not left on red. So, really no need to wait for lights to change. I can see that, I guess lol.
Mason Nesson (1 month ago)
Highway Robbers
Gabby Sotelo (1 month ago)
I never knew they never did left turns :/
Toasted Fan Art (1 month ago)
America needs more roundabouts to help with the waiting to turn thing. The Mythbusters even proved that to be more efficient too 😉
Toasted Fan Art (1 month ago)
Natasha Raine This is also true
Natasha Raine (1 month ago)
Toasted Fan Art I mean, they’re not anything new in the city Ive lived in for the past 20 years. And they’re all over the place. Americans are just bad drivers.
Toasted Fan Art (1 month ago)
Natasha Raine That's just because they aren't used to them, once it becomes the norm then they will cop on
Natasha Raine (1 month ago)
Toasted Fan Art With the roundabouts we already do have, everyone treats them like stop signs. I’m from the UK so whenever I get stuck behind 10 people treating the yield sign like a stop sign I blow the fuck up on everyone.
GamJam Prop (1 month ago)
I just saw a ups go left outside rn lies
Adan Lopez (1 month ago)
In Idaho they turn left and right.
HawkTheRagingHeavy (1 month ago)
So the adress for a package is at a house on a corner, but you gotta turn left to get to it. But you..save time, gas and deliver more packages by turning right and having to go all around the block? You could have saved yourself 10 minutes by just going to the house directly instead of playing musical blocks fucktard
Brad Hargiss (1 month ago)
Fake news. They turn left
Kiffer Warrior (1 month ago)
Wait ups trucks don’t make left turns...
Mr. P (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
They do not do that guaranteed a thousand percent he's wrong fuck people believe anything on the internet
Jose Valadez (1 month ago)
This is big fat lie!! I always see one turning left down the street.
Swagger Son (1 month ago)
0:09 ONLY TURN RIGHT but it’s turning left
Damien Albino (1 month ago)
Try this: https://youtu.be/RVA4kASJTT0
Tsunami (1 month ago)
Nemoj ići lijevo na križanju staze 😂😂😂😂 Only Balkan people will understand 🖒
ZGreentv (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
UPS has to take a left turn to go down my road😉 Wait that sounded really gay
Kyden Bufect (1 month ago)
$36 an hour $72,000 a year and the drivers want to go on strike for more.
Ryan Abbott (2 months ago)
It said they do make left turns in the video, clickbait
christian velasco (2 months ago)
Gaming companies are greedy af on how they save money. UPS....thats genius.
Carlos C (2 months ago)
“Why ups trucks don’t make left turns “ Nine seconds into the video, ups truck clearly making a left turn 😂
JBTV Ye (2 months ago)
So if I live on the left side of the road I guess I'm fucked huh
LucyWonderland (2 months ago)
Um...I see UPS trucks turning left all the time in my city. Wtf is this?
The Nimble Ninja (2 months ago)
P.S. Trump is a piece of shit.
The Nimble Ninja (2 months ago)
Wow. This actually works in my neighborhood. You can take all right turns and it's quicker and easier.
Andrew Joyce (2 months ago)
They make left turns to turn into my coldesac
Bobby Rossy (2 months ago)
They could also save money by not using the gas pedal
Noe Ruiz (2 months ago)
I see them turn left all the time.
Latrell Jennings (2 months ago)
With that music they could've made a porn video
Angel McDowell (2 months ago)
This is a lie I worked as a ups driver u guys need to get ur facts strait
Christian Miranda (2 months ago)
This is funny because I just seen ups make a left turn..........
Papa Disco (2 months ago)
This isn't actually true.
1987bodyman (2 months ago)
I call bs there is a hub on my way to work and i see them turn left everyday