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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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Sir 7orres (8 days ago)
yes they do
SNIPINGURTANK (23 days ago)
You have to turn left to get my house.
Missouri Car Enthusiast (29 days ago)
On MythBusters, when they stalled out on the hill because of the angle the truck was sitting at for a long time. And had to Coast down the hill😂😂
Nit the Liar (30 days ago)
Because my neighborhood street is a private road shaped like a q, the UPS driver is required to make 3 left turns to get back out, so ha!
the corbin show (30 days ago)
Because the left indicator broke like the ice cream machine
Cole Andrew 2021 Student HS (1 month ago)
They need to make lefts in my town
MrDog321 Gaming (1 month ago)
My ups truck turn left for my house!
Frederik Saraber (1 month ago)
I spent 24 years as a Fed Ex driver, none of our routes are geared up to make right hand turns all day, poor management.
Glenn Brito (1 month ago)
this is bullshit, orion dont always allow u to make right turns only,
The LA Raider (1 month ago)
These motherfuckers haven’t delivered my shit but keep saying it’s coming today
Zach Painter (1 month ago)
I work at ups and none of us have ever been told to only take right turns lol
Robby's Saucy Supreme (1 month ago)
I just saw a fucking truck turn left on god.
717fresh T shirts etc (1 month ago)
Im sure this has something to do with Illuminati...
Prince Echo (1 month ago)
This is a damn lie. My father works for ups and I used to work there as a package handler and when I was on the truck with him, he turned left a lot.
Newdals (2 months ago)
Wildly on true I am a UPS driver and I take left turns every day there's no rules specifically that states we can't take left turns in fact when I went through training 5 years ago nobody mentioned anything in the store we want to take right turns because it makes it less likely to get into an accident at intersection but we can make left turns
Scorpion King (2 months ago)
They dont make a left turn,but they double park !!
Juan Diaz (2 months ago)
They do turn left
renynzea (2 months ago)
Saw a UPS make a left turn yesterday, so not sure that policy applies everywhere.
Share the Road its the law (2 months ago)
This is not right its fake I seen UPS driver turn left all the time.
ok diz iz we1rd (2 months ago)
they don't like lefties they light righties since america is on the right side of the world
Im Famous (2 months ago)
Forget UPS and Fed EX, its all about Amazon drone shipments💪💪
Mfender (3 months ago)
Why ups drivers only make right turns and nascar drivers only make left turns?🤔🤔
AwwanPlayz (3 months ago)
They do lmao
AwwanPlayz (3 months ago)
Or actually i think they do turn right on my street lmao my bad idk tho
Ryan Ksous (3 months ago)
Ups trucks do turn left
arshia mk (3 months ago)
do you know who this guy is ??? https://youtu.be/LQBsIy2MNAI?t=34
Andrew Tkachenko (3 months ago)
That was the picture of the sunset district and I live there.
vente pa ca (3 months ago)
I have seen this vans in gta vice city
roberto ortiz (3 months ago)
????? So three left turns one after another dont count??? Thats what the ups guy does here every day ... then two rights and two more lefts???
Mac S (3 months ago)
Because UPS always wants to be right
Noah Clemond (4 months ago)
I’ve seen plenty of left turns
Tania Y Hernandez (4 months ago)
that is my dream truck i wanted to be a ups Please i want a truck
Joshua Jackson (4 months ago)
I've seen plenty UPS trucks turn left.
allah son (4 months ago)
riley (4 months ago)
just saw a ups driver turn left and it made me think of this video so im back to share lmao
Sessilu Productions (4 months ago)
What it turns left to get in my neighbor hood
Jonathan M. (4 months ago)
I thought it was because they always make left turns in NASCAR, except for road courses.
DikoObraZ (4 months ago)
Yeah, maybe they save gas but they are always late.
saiansh kavuri (4 months ago)
Bruh. At 0:09, they where turning frickin left
Sam Bell (4 months ago)
Well they do sooooo.....
Carson Lamb (4 months ago)
So they're like Derek Zoolander
Sion Roberts (4 months ago)
Except they do turn left....
grfta Nitro (4 months ago)
This may work in the US but not in germany
zachary chapman (4 months ago)
They turn left in a couldisac
RCRDL (4 months ago)
UPS does not turn left because their drivers hold a can of coke on their right hand while throwing your package down on the ground like it is garbage! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgQCFwtIAxI&feature=youtu.be
Chris Finkbohner (4 months ago)
the turn left everyday from work
himiko toga (4 months ago)
Chris Finkbohner ups is What you say in Danish when somthing brakes or gos wrong ... that name
sergeant5027 (4 months ago)
Yeah, april fools, I get it
Prathamesh (4 months ago)
In my recommended vids! Why did I click it
sam abdullah (4 months ago)
I saw them earlier this afternoon thay took left!
Chance Wells (4 months ago)
I’ve seen ups turn left tho?
Lady Jones (4 months ago)
Interesting. I'm only gonna use right turns to get to work-on time. Maybe.
Chad Lawson (4 months ago)
I asked an ups driver this is not true😂 they take lefts all the time
Lio Lio (4 months ago)
stupid video
Phil Makak (4 months ago)
at some point if they make a right turn the truck will self destruct
iamthejesus100 (4 months ago)
I was a helper driver and they deffinayley turned left i dont know what you're talking about
Vitia Mironenko (4 months ago)
didnt get how it saving gas if the route is longer? liers
Bomara (4 months ago)
I watched the video now okay, fuck off out of my recommended
Michael Gonzalez (4 months ago)
Could care less how they drive those engineers should tell the ups drivers to leave my stuff behind the gate so it doesn't get jacked
panjustore (4 months ago)
Because a door is missing ?
Jonesy Jones (4 months ago)
So they do make left hand turns liar
Timmy Meyer (4 months ago)
I assume its the opposite in left-driving countries
RUT06REKT 77 (4 months ago)
They make left turns...
fr0d (4 months ago)
the same reason why i dont masturbate with my left hand
danks brother (4 months ago)
how will they come to my home u have to take left in order to come to my home
MrRicky (4 months ago)
Clutch_Luck (4 months ago)
Lol I didn't even know they don't make left turns.. Lol
Clutch_Luck (4 months ago)
OK I just watched the whole video.. They *rarely* make left turns
David Sevic (4 months ago)
Ups is always RIGHT
Eric Walsh (4 months ago)
They turn left all the time, this is bullshit.
Simmy1 (4 months ago)
Thats only in america, my dad works for ups and he makes both left and right turns. I know alot of his work friends do this aswell.
Luca Brown (4 months ago)
This is a fucking joke
Hail Storm (4 months ago)
Why turn left when you can turn UP(S)
MrRicky (4 months ago)
Hail Storm why create your own joke when you can take some other persons joke.
Mike Hiler (4 months ago)
DKG Entertainment (4 months ago)
For those saying your ups took a left just rewatch the whole video to get a better understanding
Shamanin Rahman (4 months ago)
This makes no fucking sense.
Zbrodniarz Wojenny (4 months ago)
This works in the US, because you're allowed to turn right at a red light. In the worse part of the world it probably isn't that great.
J Day (4 months ago)
This is a lie
Daddy Brewer (4 months ago)
Probly save gas if they weren't racing down the road either lol
EastOfBourne (4 months ago)
Except in the UK, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan, Mozambique, Suriname, East Timor, Indonesia, India, Australia and Japan, etc.
Jayson Medrano (4 months ago)
I didn't even know they didn't turn left to begin with.
Galavanta (4 months ago)
UPS has got to be the worst courier company of all time, they gouge on duties, 3 weeks ago they tried to gouge me $49 duties on a $35 item but because I wasn't desperate for the item like I was for the others I refused the package and refused to pay, a week later they sent me a bill for the $49!!!! they crooks, I have never had any issues with any other courier company.
Leovie Woolf (4 months ago)
Thats still stupid. My first street too access my home is left turn if arrives somewhere at California.
Andy Zhang (4 months ago)
Shit made no sense
Ranjeev Joseph (4 months ago)
What's the logic?
Adrian Jeziorski (4 months ago)
They literally turn left everytime to get onto my street
chris stuckey (4 months ago)
I have seen so many ups trucks turn left though
Jack D (4 months ago)
This is bullshit. How can you save gas and create less emissions by only turning right? Eventually it is going to cause delays and use more gas. Some places will need left turns to access. You're not going to turn right instead and drive in the wrong direction to come round the other way. This is April fools or something.
thesinaclwon (4 months ago)
Title should be "why UPS trucks don't make left turns as much as right turns"
TheKID HB (4 months ago)
Well.., in my neighborhood you have no choice but to turn left 😂😂😂
Anthx_ny (4 months ago)
The real question is how do UPS drivers disappear so fast?
LionVineHD (4 months ago)
I thought they didn't do it cause they don't have a door closed on the drivers side
xcosdindrichtxx (4 months ago)
I'm confused why does driving more consume less gas
Samson Knight (4 months ago)
NASCAR fans must be pretty loyal!!!!
m47theduck -stream team and more (4 months ago)
Because there always right
Flyboy16 (4 months ago)
I don't make left turns either, but I always end up in the same place.
Skill Z (4 months ago)
NASCAR disapproves
Gud Doggo (4 months ago)
Because ups always right
Big Sista (4 months ago)
Discrimination! #leftlivesmatter
Daelin Lis (4 months ago)
Ups are "all right"
Naphat Lpp (4 months ago)
Because the left route is the right route so they intend to waste our time
Ronaldo Regalado (4 months ago)
BULLSHIT I saw one turn left into a neighborhood today
Bad Drivers of Northamptonshire (4 months ago)
Where their delivery point was maybe?............
Rali272 (4 months ago)
Same reason I only do anal
Mu Effe (4 months ago)
I do know DHL only used first gear to move around. Not sure about fuel efficiency but heck only one less things to do. Am I right?