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A day in the life of a UPS driver

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A typical day during my work week. Song: GRAMATIK - The unfallen kingdom.
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John Wigren (5 days ago)
I'm a retired single UPS driver. Most of my coworkers we're divorced or Unhappily Married. Working long hours till 9pm is asking for a divorce. I had girlfriends that couldn't wait till 9pm so they cheated on me. They couldn't understand why I was getting off so late.
Frank Haymer (15 days ago)
Is it gonna show him throwing his packages too
James Woods (16 days ago)
I used to work for the "A" Holes ... Ran 125 to 140 Stops A Day , and was told that wasn't GOOD ENOUGH ... !! I was young then . Supervisor got in the P 500 package car with me one day , had a clipboard and a stopwatch in his hand . Said I had to run so many stops in a hour . I SAID , I guess the next thing out of your mouth is about SAFETY ..? I Told him to put his seat belt on , and close the door ...!! And we went through residential area 's 35 - 40 mph .. to try to make his delivery times of 1 hour .That Company IS RIDICULOUS ... !!!!
James Woods (16 days ago)
You NEED GOD'S HELP WITH U.P.S. ....!!!
Mark Stench (17 days ago)
Did that job for 31 years, bout sums it up, nice job.....our stops per car was 154....
onetonk5 (17 days ago)
Mark Stench - nice. Hopefully that will be me someday.
Initial Greg (17 days ago)
Supervisor ojs and filming you?
onetonk5 (17 days ago)
Initial Greg - my helper who was my brother in law helped me film some parts
smitty 28 (18 days ago)
I’m a package loader
David Stevens (18 days ago)
There are many paths to finding god. This is a fantastic video and you show yourself performing the job exactly as it should be done. Maybe some driver release could have been more out of sight...but good 3pts. Good check on mirrors. Good glace over left shoulder. Good optimum carry. Proper carry aid use and methods. Wish they were all like you. You seem to have pride in your work and like your job. I am happy for you. Thanks for sharing. Hope you got no grief from your 1st amendment creativity.
Rob Vas (20 days ago)
Cake route bro. Punch out at 7pm. Lucky duck.
kidockyodo (26 days ago)
God bless you and daddy all over the world.
Odalys Muñoz (28 days ago)
Hello great video! 👍 my husband works for ups driving! Any Tips on how to deliver more packages in less time? He says he has trouble finding the package in Truck! Thank you🙏
onetonk5 (27 days ago)
Odalys Muñoz - thank you. If you can’t find the pkg within a min and you will be in the area during pickups leave and do it later. Check on the shelf below if 7900 look at the 8900. Just be safe and honest and you will have a long career ahead.
alisha mill (1 month ago)
I am here because my package said “left with an individual “ but i didn’t receive it. So i am watching this video to do an investigation in how the process works.
BigTreavor NSA (1 month ago)
How do drivers know where to go? Is everything GPS or do you just know your routes to the T
onetonk5 (1 month ago)
As of about a month ago the diad’s have a making system that shows the path. But if you have done a route for a week you can get to 99% of your stops with no assistance.
Jalen Cribbs (1 month ago)
What’s the hours you work if I may ask? What time you usually get home?
onetonk5 (1 month ago)
I start at 8:30 and norm punch off between 6:00 and 6:45. I live 15 mins from work.
Ron Poortenga (2 months ago)
Awesome to see you in the word brother, peace be with you
Roy Robinson (2 months ago)
Love it bro ,but that must be the perfect life! Or your definitely working that 9.5 lol
RobZilla 75 (2 months ago)
Empty ass truck lol
onetonk5 (2 months ago)
Hello everyone. Just as a heads up Part 2 is in the works and should release soon 😉
InChrist (2 months ago)
Staying in the Word early in the morning! Starting his day right
Esau Badillo (2 months ago)
Nice video ,not a reflection of what most drivers go through...(not in NYC at least).. thank God I work inside now...300 stops is the new 200 I was told......
Eli Norton (3 months ago)
Mannnnn.....in my facility (nyc) you gotta have like 20-25 years seniority, JUST to punch out at 8-9....this guys load was light as hell
docj09 (3 months ago)
i currently drive that exact same model of package car. thing sucks. painfully slow acceleration
Sterling Bishop (3 months ago)
my fav part was when he read the Good Book before he left home..
BreathingBelow _ (3 months ago)
Cool video
Zo6LS7427 (3 months ago)
U actually get to see ur family when they're awake? How come u do t have boxes falling out ur truck as soon as u open the door? And u have time for a lunch, that's crazy. I need ur route
Nathaniel Gordon (4 months ago)
first of all, this beat is stupid fire..
The Hispanic Conservative (4 months ago)
How come they didn’t show all the harassment by management and them telling you how much you suck at your job I didn’t see any of that
The Hispanic Conservative (4 months ago)
onetonk5 Yeah I can’t say the same thing
onetonk5 (4 months ago)
HavicNJ The Conservative - there is a lot that is not shown in this video. I try to be s pretty positive person though. I have kept an overall good relationship with my supervisors in my career. For the most part lol.
Scuba Steve (4 months ago)
Nice job. You shouldnt walk in front of truck though!
Nicholas Bloxxer (4 months ago)
Love this video
onetonk5 (4 months ago)
Nicholas Bloxxer thanks man
John P (5 months ago)
Looks way better than USPS. The trucks at least look more comfortable. Do they have air conditioning?
conservative personnel (5 months ago)
someone could just come and jack the new tablet you ordered online
Noe Ruiz (7 months ago)
At Fedex where at work at 6:30am.
onetonk5 (7 months ago)
Noe Ruiz - do you head out at that time or load your trucks. Now days we have been starting at 8:45 👎🏻
James Ward (7 months ago)
The children at end...... beautiful
Nicholas Vinkler (7 months ago)
Ha! He actually gets to break for his lunch. Lucky
Mark (7 months ago)
Scripture reading in the morning is just awesome. And the truck is nice and clean.
Phillip Abeyta (8 months ago)
This is a really cool video !
William Schulte (8 months ago)
Guy bleeds BROWN, drinks morning coffee from a UPS mug. LOL
Mark Johnson (8 months ago)
Love the video. You think I can use you as a reference for when I apply to UPS?
mike eat it (9 months ago)
I came across this video tonight , it was filmed right here in Keizer Oregon !! This guy has delivered packages to my house several times, he is a professional and absolutely the nicest guy !
EvryTime (9 months ago)
I had to come check out this video. It is January 12 and Peak, has not really stopped where I am, still going strong with the 10+ hour days. I am not complaining though, money is good. But I wanted to say that my current cd in my car has this song on it by Gramatik. I love it. It keeps me going. Maybe my 5th time watching this video lol
onetonk5 (9 months ago)
EvryTime - yeah I hear ya'. I'm getting done with the hours. We are all still in the tens. I shoot for 9.5 the rest of the year. This peak I got 60 5 weeks in a row. Great song😉 keep safe out there
zaya sky (9 months ago)
Man where is my package
Josef Motak (9 months ago)
To je trapný až to není možný
channel no longer in use (10 months ago)
Hey my dad Flys for u guys
Will Powers (10 months ago)
This job is for highly motivated hard charging go getters only ! No wimps or save space pansies need apply. I've been a driver for 27 years and covered all the toughest routes back in the day. I drive a P500 on a rural satellite route now, no more P1200's or P1000's with 500 chunks and a 50 stop metro !
Ron Hutchcraft (10 months ago)
This is the most unrealistic video I've ever seen. The boxes were all small and manageable, the hours are 9-5 when in fact they are from 7am until God knows When. Traffic co operated with you, no problems at any business you delivered to. It just doesn't work Out like that. Not to mention the Holidays. Don't Even get me started on that. But the money is good
Reydesel Valdez (10 months ago)
Looks like a small hub
Angel Mejia (10 months ago)
How much a ups driver make per hour? And how can i get a job as a driver?
John Ridder (10 months ago)
I will make $110,000 this year
John Ridder (10 months ago)
Good video
MacraGE R (11 months ago)
Hey bro is it true tha pay is at $30 an hour??
Will Powers (10 months ago)
No, $36 an hour for drivers after 4 years of seniority. Remember 85% of those who attempt this job fail. Good luck....
onetonk5 (11 months ago)
I don't talk about pay. But we get paid well in my opinion. Another perk is the benefits I haven't come across better yet.
Kong H. (11 months ago)
Chill AF haha
iamash704 704 (11 months ago)
Best part is coming home to the family. 👍Mad love for you my guy! #God #Family #Peace
steve b (11 months ago)
Now you know why 82% end up divorced.
ali renfro (11 months ago)
My brother has worked for UPS 33 years come January. The drivers don't start until 09:15 after the daily huddle and the Vince Lombardi speech by the supervisor 😆
Mobile gaming (11 months ago)
I have been waiting for my dam box
bee begotti (11 months ago)
Sweet vid... seat belt over the steering wheel is a no go. Driving with Diad still clipped on, no go... and labels away from street... good driver tho
Michael Walsh (11 months ago)
Good to see there are some real men left.
ViNNiE KLuTcH (1 year ago)
This beat is heavy
kushan jay (1 year ago)
In order to be a UPS driver, do I have to know how to drive stick shift truck?
Zow Err (6 months ago)
Yes. I just finished driver training here in Redmond, Washington USA and all three times they took me out in a package car for my daily 45 min drive it was in a 5-speed manual transmission. When you take the road test you’ll have to be able to drive stick while being quizzed on stuff learned in class. So you must be really good at driving stick because it has to come as second nature as you’re being asked questions while driving AND navigating your way around the designated route. It’s not extremely difficult but again it’s NOT easy.
onetonk5 (1 year ago)
kushan jay - in my city you do.
Killjoy (1 year ago)
I find it funny that you forgot your diad a couple of times. But great vid either way
Carlos Gonzalez (1 year ago)
I Just Finished The Training Class And Aced The Shit Out Of That DOK Today In Queens NY
Yaaaboy —34 (10 months ago)
Carlos Gonzalez damn I got that on Monday ima study
Cali Sunkist (1 year ago)
Life is all about choices 9.5 don't want all the o.t. if you are not on it don't bitch. Is you scared?
Buildingroots (1 year ago)
How many hours do they work per day?12?
onetonk5 (1 year ago)
Buildingroots - in our center I would say 9.5 is maybe the average.
Ferdinand Baier (1 year ago)
Hi,I am an UPSer in Germany. Nice Video,well done. But What Kind of Diad Holder u use ???
Ferdinand Baier (1 year ago)
DuckTalesWooHoo1987 Yes but i dont care,i have no Secrets i do my Job
DuckTalesWooHoo1987 (1 year ago)
I always use the pouch. I never use the tray in the package car. Do you guys have the idiotic ORION bullcrap and telematics watching your every move too?
onetonk5 (1 year ago)
Ferdinand Baier - they give them to us at work. I found some on e-bay search " Diad IV Belt Clip UPS BC5000 "
Ferdinand Baier (1 year ago)
onetonk5 Thank you 4 the answer,where can I get these clip?
onetonk5 (1 year ago)
Ferdinand Baier - its a clip that slides on your belt. Some guys use the pouch, but I like the clip.
Antweezy (1 year ago)
this was more entertaining than i thought it would be
onetonk5 (1 year ago)
Antweezy - haha thanks
Chris Benavid (1 year ago)
Is a class C license enough to drive the vehicle you're driving in the video?
onetonk5 (1 year ago)
Yes
Anthony Torti (1 year ago)
Spot-on! Though punch out times average 20:30 now, still spot-on.
Ena Garcia (1 year ago)
How does he know what stops to get out at without a gps directing him ? Because I don't see a clipboard or anything to help him ?
onetonk5 (1 year ago)
Ena Garcia - the diad we carry has all of our stops in it. When you first learn a route you look at a map book or use your phone. After 2-3 days you have most of it down.
jdoggestyl (1 year ago)
I thought it was gonna be funny since Lyshitski was the driver!
richard aguirre (1 year ago)
Hahahah hey work is work non matter how u see it. Unless u are doing what u love to do then its not work. A driver at ups i believe is hard work that pays off and can be considered pretty awesome.
melqui rivera (1 year ago)
This is my dream job the fact I have to start as a package handler and get abused by management that's a bitch and I have to wait a year before I can even consider moving up hagggg!!!!!!!! By the time I get to be a delivery driver I will have a fucked up back
proverbs Ibarra (1 year ago)
blessing 2 all my ups drivers around the nation shout out from league city tx
Justin Jaramillo (1 year ago)
Solid methods, came home safe to your most important stop. Nicely done.
lucky 1 (1 year ago)
nice vid
Jeff Phillips (1 year ago)
This would legit be me, with the ups mug and everything
Tail Lights (1 year ago)
I work at ups in Dallas Tx ,Between 80 to 120 stop working the shit out of you, but I love it , job security, 401k stock, great retirement 12 years service, changing over to cdl driver
Maurice Wilson (1 year ago)
Nice hell cat 😆
El Bz (1 year ago)
I wish my days were that easy! I leave with my truck so full I can't open the bulkhead or the roll up with fighting it...
proverbs Ibarra (1 year ago)
I hate those days I'm with you here in league city tx hub 7756
EvryTime (1 year ago)
Not the first time I have watched this, I love it everytime.
83v (1 year ago)
Nice video, I like how you start your morning 🙏
drepop803 (1 year ago)
they should show day in the life of a ups driver during peak season(last 2 weeks on nov, all off dec.). the truck Is so filled up you cant even open up the doors. cant find most of the packages to be delivered. if you have 3 packages coming to your home, you're lucky if I find two of them.
Burger Jason (1 year ago)
past 3:33 is your most important job of the day ;)
Lee Sanction (1 year ago)
Do you guys have turn by turns or navigation on your scanner to help you get to your next stop? Or do you have to know your route by heart?
Silver Angel (1 year ago)
which day is busiest? how many stops average a day? 100-120 stops? how many hours you work a day? 9-10 hrs? I want to come over to UPS from FedEx ground :)
Silver Angel (1 year ago)
is it true UPS don't make left turn? I wonder how is this possible? I make plenty of left turns hahais it also true that it takes anywhere between 4 to 10 years to become a driver for UPS? did you become a driver at first or you work the dock for several years? The thing is that my local UPS is hiring delivery driver full time...but from what I read in the forum...these guys are saying you can't be a driver right away....you have to work at the dock for years first in order to become a driver...so I am confused...can you clarify this for me?do you remember your first day of driving? How did they teach you the method of doing your run? did you have to mark your stops on the map that you have for that day? and how do you do your delivery now? you know all the streets in your head and have no need for maps anymore? did you use maps in the beginning? how many zip code do you cover? how many times have UPS changed your route since the beginning? I did one zip code for like a year...then changed to another run that has 2 zip code...and that's it...I just wonder do UPS make their drivers do different run that's all.You still wake up 6:30 every morning for work? the local UPS driver here come to the hub at 9AM.are all your stops organized for you by the loader or you still have to reorganize yourself? I spent anywhere between 30-60 minutes everyday looking through the whole truck before heading out for my run.
TRILLIN FLOSSIN (1 year ago)
Wish I only had 10 stops a day.....
DuckTalesWooHoo1987 (1 year ago)
You'd have to go to Fed Ex for that and they'd probably still consider that heavy. LOL!
Francisco Cepeda (1 year ago)
just pass my road test an dot an got fitted. what's next an when will I start driving
El Grand Chilote Enmascarado (1 year ago)
seat belt move was sweet going to do that its going to save me more time love the video bro and that last stop of the day is the best of them all
Samsung/Android Is the best (1 year ago)
how do you know where to put the boxes to the door?
Jesus Prada (1 year ago)
So proud to work for UPS. Amazing video!
ArkArfBark M (1 year ago)
DEPRESSING!
Jerry Ryan (1 year ago)
Jesus is Lord and when you "seek God first all things will be added unto you" Matthew 6:33
soulkeeper (1 year ago)
I painted my son's car like a ups truck for Halloween. Lol.
Jordan E (1 year ago)
Stop Drop and Go! Ow and good luck finding the right package 😂 cause the loaders don't give a 🖕🏻to load them properly by the numbers. I mean they really don't give a 💩 cause they get a 💩 pay so why care. Not to mention UPS has them loading 3-4 trucks at a time.
Will Powers (10 months ago)
I'm so happy I'm a satellite driver because loading your own truck each day is priceless !
steve b (11 months ago)
Jordan E Because they were SOLD OUT by the existing DRIVERS... since 1981.
SBass Jam (1 year ago)
Seriously, preloader is the most underappreciated job at the company. They can literally make or break your day.
General George S. Patton Jr. (1 year ago)
Great video Man, let me ask you; did you start working as a part timer? i have an interview on wed. and i wonder whats the dynamic of the process used ?
loganbestdog (1 year ago)
Pass the road test, scheduled to take the class in june....work as pharmacy technician now....any advice
loganbestdog (1 year ago)
18$ LOL i got schudule a road test ,,,,got hired as outside driver from friend that retired that....debating if i should give up sweet desk job with 6am-2pm schudle n 5 weeks vacation lol
loganbestdog (1 year ago)
no education just pharmacy tech and 35 year plus fill in under table at diff pharmacy sometimes..suppose practice again tomm in truck but cant find any positive info lol
onetonk5 (1 year ago)
loganbestdog - stay where your at lol. What do you make a year now? I do love my job but I don't have an education. If I did I may be somewhere else.
Novaximus (1 year ago)
Then you do it all again tomorrow
ZioFire (1 year ago)
Well, it looks like a hard job but you make people happy by getting them their stuff.
gerardo aguirre (1 year ago)
What do you need to work as a ups driver ?
Dick Jauron (1 year ago)
it used to be high school diploma but with these new contracts it might not even be required anymore
onetonk5 (1 year ago)
gerardo aguirre - no education required. They train you. It is a matter of patience. You must start in the warehouse and wait till your turn comes up. 3-6 years in most cases depends on the city.
gerardo aguirre (1 year ago)
how about education ? thanks for the reply.
onetonk5 (1 year ago)
gerardo aguirre - a clean driving record and a drivers license.
Greg Brady (1 year ago)
Your eyebrows made my girlfriend wet.
Jackie Torres (1 year ago)
i am an OMS at UPS and really enjoyed this video :)