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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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Wesley Hutcheson (4 hours ago)
My UPS driver turns left 24/7
Bri Goose (10 hours ago)
Bullshit. Also using myth busters..lol totally useless
melodicgrog (1 day ago)
Good job zoolander, you helped save the planet.
Hamad Ali (1 day ago)
smart motherfucker
chris corona (2 days ago)
Bullshit! I’ve seen them turn left
Little Prince From Brooklyn (2 days ago)
Yes they do.. one in Brooklyn it does
meal216 (2 days ago)
Fags (Butters voice)
Badass 40s (3 days ago)
Was gonna put up a funny remark, but all the comments below was what I was thinking! lol
zoop inc. (4 days ago)
My dad is a ups driver, not a god damn person actually does this
I watch Videos (5 days ago)
so right twix wins
pattibjee (5 days ago)
how stupid can you be saying they only drive right but then you show the vehicle turn left you stupid ass... in modern day they need to turn left..
Gabriel Zarrabal (6 days ago)
GPS: "In 50 yards turn left. Please proceed to the highlighted route"
Daniel Thompson (7 days ago)
The video didn't even explain how or why... I'm assuming it's because they don't have to sit and wait for a left turn signal.
The Happy Family (8 days ago)
UPS trucks do make left turns.
The Pro (9 days ago)
On 0:09 the van vas turning left
Kevin Shields (10 days ago)
So fuckin stupid 😂 useless
Phat Bastard (11 days ago)
Yeah cause driving all the way around the block so u can end up going down the same road u could have just turned left on makes much more sense. There not supposed to pull in driveways or back up either! I used to work for UPS they step over dollars to pick up dimes. Never been exposed to the type of politics as when I worked there.
rondell bryant (11 days ago)
I seen them turn left
Juana Moya (12 days ago)
Worst job for Derek Zoolander
Wanderer (15 days ago)
So.. you just lied to me, they do actually make left turns.
Padrome (16 days ago)
what if they're on a nascar track
JoJo Tk (16 days ago)
I work for trugreen, the lawn technicians arent allowed to turn left either and not allowed to back up. It's to try to prevent accidents though. And the gps's are set up to never take lefts and to have them pull up to a customers property on the right side of the road. Apparently when people get into company vehicles everything they know about driving goes out the window.
savage elephants (17 days ago)
I just saw a ups truck turning left?
Tea Kay (17 days ago)
these trucks run on gas? I guess that's the American way...
Derpy Animations (18 days ago)
They have to turn left where I live
Fuck Google+ (19 days ago)
Because they're soft little bitches.
Rusty Climber (19 days ago)
Again, some people believe every regurgitated thing they hear. IN AMERICA turning right, makes it harder to cross in front of on coming traffic. Its the safety and liability that makes money at the end of the day. No liability claims paid out makes insurance premiums cheaper. Hook, line and sinker! Quit believing EVERYTHING they tell you! Open your damn mind! Learn to read between lines! You’ll never get to the truth believing everything someone else tells you.
Ricky Smith (25 days ago)
They make right hand turns so they can run red lights and stop signs, pull out in front of you, cut you off or slow you down in your lane until they get up to speed or just piss you off.
Luke Namzi (25 days ago)
Ivan Stevenson (28 days ago)
At 0:07 the driver is turning left....
icanSMELLurCAMELTOE (29 days ago)
Also reported for terrorism
icanSMELLurCAMELTOE (29 days ago)
Fuck off with your bullshit kill yourself
John Sears (29 days ago)
They make left turns where I live.
Kukurukuko (29 days ago)
Turns Left at 0:08
lysluk (30 days ago)
All it takes, is one right turn road on their route obstructed by construction or an accident. Then watch all the drivers confused and make excuses why shipments are late..as they will go "I don't do left turns. It's policy." Lol
Devin (30 days ago)
This is pretty much bullshit. They make left turns ALL the time
James Collier (1 month ago)
left turn signal at :07
DeMar DeGoatzan (1 month ago)
Someday, I want to be able to say that I was struck by the big brown
buddy blanchin (1 month ago)
0:07 turns left
Bee Godly (1 month ago)
what am i doing
bokkey45 (1 month ago)
To everybody who clicked on this video, UPS trucks DO make left turns, and they do it all the time. This video is just clickbait.
Rayid Gaffney (1 month ago)
Ups goes the RIGHT way
Gera Meva (1 month ago)
I make left turns all day long
LONGLIVEPOPS ENT (1 month ago)
I seen a ups truck make a left yesterday
ratrodramblin (1 month ago)
I saw one do a left today right in front of my house. He slowed down lit a cigarette looked at his gps and slammed the gas. Guess he didnt get the memo.
Justin Sandvig (1 month ago)
Lol its bullshit we all turn left and still back up
Gaming and vloging with Joshua (1 month ago)
Great. Don't turn left wait what about on the highway
Tom Smith (1 month ago)
what planet do you live on!?!
Derek A (1 month ago)
Guess they just hover over my house and airdrop my packages.
bonkey dollocks (1 month ago)
My RIGHT hand man
Conscientious Dope (1 month ago)
They dont turn left because the drivers will fall out. Duh
toxic arora (1 month ago)
what do you mean you never see them turn left i never see them turn right
rtm457 (1 month ago)
This is a lie. Follow UPS Trucks all day and will see left turns. I see it all the time.
firewireo (1 month ago)
They are the shittiest couriers anyways, no one gives a fuck.
CrawlerJamie (1 month ago)
Weapon (1 month ago)
I literally see a UPS truck turn left all the time
ReaTac B (1 month ago)
This has to be a joke
Gta 5 Modz (1 month ago)
Looks like i am on the RIGHT side of the road while typing this
Mike L (1 month ago)
UPS makes a fair amount of lefts, especially in places with lots of one way streets or no cross streets. Mostly left may work in urban California, but it doesn’t in NYC or smaller towns.
David Hinkle (1 month ago)
This is not true ups cannot deliver packages without turning left there's no streets on earth ups can go without turning left if they can't turn left then they can't deliver packages no matter what direction they go they would have to turn left
DJ Akademiks Supreme Hoodie (1 month ago)
Never knew😂😂😂😂
PortalMaker5000 (1 month ago)
CNN FakeNews (1 month ago)
They must not like NASCAR
Gaming Droid (1 month ago)
Its cause they say ups when they turn the wrong way (right)
ceejay 1872 (1 month ago)
7sec in turns left lol
Rusty Hill (1 month ago)
This has to be fake as fuck I see ups trucks turn left all the time
David Hinkle (1 month ago)
Rusty Hill i hope a ups truck runs you over and die a and painful death
Rusty Hill (1 month ago)
David Hinkle (1 month ago)
Rusty Hill ups delivers to my house and the only way to get to my street is making a couple of left turns there's no other way to deliver on my street and that is true on every street there is no logic in the no left turn policy
Soar_hacks (1 month ago)
Thats bs cause you HAVE to turn left multiple times to be in my neighboor hood.
Chris Wilson (1 month ago)
You have to make two right turns for every left you need to make lol so dumb.
Kevin McCallister (1 month ago)
Ups is not an ambiturner
ProGamer5420 (1 month ago)
because left side is wrong and right is right so its good
SiphonalGaming (1 month ago)
Because they're not rednecks
Empty_Media (1 month ago)
0:09 a left turn by a ups truck
Aidan Creations (1 month ago)
DIIRTY BIRD (1 month ago)
Fake news
Sara Llewellyn (1 month ago)
Only problem with this, every morning I see UPS trucks coming out of the local facility at 8:45AM sharp. half make right turns, the others go left
4Banger Civic (1 month ago)
Yea they do i just saw 4 trucks doing it today
C B (1 month ago)
They make left turns out here in the country all the time. #fakenews
Doug c (1 month ago)
They are so dangerous. They park in the street , highway , public roads . no courtesy what so ever. pull out in front of everyone.
Wong Tsz Shing (1 month ago)
They should have used nascar for delivery...
xefeckt Gaming (1 month ago)
They do make left turns
Michaelmichaelmotorcycle (1 month ago)
I’ve been in a ups truck and I can confirm it does turn right
Zach Zimmerman (1 month ago)
That supid
001 002 (1 month ago)
if i never made left turns id never get off my street :P
Lebrun Jemz (1 month ago)
So what if there is a gas station on the left & needs to turn left ?
Zachary Dominguez (1 month ago)
So your telling me that the U.S postal services make right turns and still launch your package at your door
ツColony (1 month ago)
Thats why i had to wait 6 months for 5 face shields.. in UE... fack
Benjamin Jackson (1 month ago)
Lol UPS Victorville makes left turns all day 🤣
0hjaa (1 month ago)
So that's why they don't know where Finland is... Because from Germany to Finland they can't turn left..🤔 so they must travel through China,Japan,USA,UK, Norway and Sweden to get here 🤔
william coe (1 month ago)
After my decades of delivering pkgs.those of you that aren't familiar,that only makes sense if you think about it.....if you turn onto a road..let's say you have a hundred delivery stops on it the quickest and most efficient way to do the route is to to go down one side making those stops then you go up the other side making those stops and ending where you started.its basically a circle and you end where you started....that reduces the time it takes to deliver them.less chance of accidents.less crossing the flow of traffic going from one side of the road to the other.it can also cut down alot of overtime and is more efficient the way mgmt. likes it....and trust me if you don't do it you will here about it...I was required to do 19 stops an hour...the funny part is,I asked them how they came up with that no.....you know what they told me.... that's what the computer says you should do...I still laugh about that.
VIadimir Putin (1 month ago)
So basiclly they make circles all the time to get to a location on there left?
john folsom (1 month ago)
Apparently making right turns only is delaying my package😡
mbigboyny (1 month ago)
I transport UPS, FedEx, ALSCO, and Cintas trucks all the time. They only get about 310 miles per tank going 65 mph. It cost about $85 to fill completely when gas is about $2.35/gallon. I drove one from Tennessee to San Diego and it cost about $600. No radio, A/C, and only 3 heater vents in the winter.
ZedZedski (1 month ago)
That's why UPS sux so bad and leave packages where ever they want before they even attempt to deliver to the residence.
TheOfficialJTD (1 month ago)
Than why the hell did I see an ups truck turn left😂😂
crazy 556 gamer (1 month ago)
Lol i saw one turn left today!!
Tiddler (1 month ago)
i watch a ups turn left into my work everyday
TheStromxxxx (1 month ago)
And what are they doing in the UK??
Chowbizful (1 month ago)
i'm lost on youtube again
Wrappa Stunts and pranks (9 days ago)
0:08 Turns left Edit: Its a curve....
Geo T (1 month ago)
They've also limited pointless engine idling when they pull up. Millions of individuals should take that cue.