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Local UPS driver talks about his 50 years on the job

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Not many people can say they've worked at the same place for 50 years, and if they can, not many still love it as much as they did when they started.
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andy bay (2 days ago)
They paid him
Mike jones (25 days ago)
They let black people drive semi back in the 60s
mike coy (1 month ago)
I am 20 year driver at ups....we have several drivers with over 50 yrs....its a joke, it's a waste of a life and it keeps a young man with a family out of that full time job! Go volunteer if you want to work more lord knows they don't need the money they are all multi millionaires!
Mathew Hastings (1 month ago)
That's a long time for being a driver, I drove big rigs for a little while and stopped becuase I didn't like it anymore. You have to be content with your situation to stay at a place for 50 years, so hats off to you.
vegjeezy17 (1 month ago)
Treat your workers right and you’ll Have an employee for a lifetime
Bruh Bruh (1 month ago)
I like this guy.
Houston Texas (1 month ago)
Still driving for UPS after 50 years? This dude should be an executive by now. I know his pension is going to be beautiful tho.
Militant KANE (2 months ago)
Ashy ass fingers..lol
Danielson that's the one (2 months ago)
50 years and they didn’t promote him? He should be at the very top after all these years of hard ass work and loyalty
Arch Stanton (2 months ago)
How about ask him when was the last time one of them actually knocked instead of leaving $2,000 worth of merchandise in front of your door. Or how about left a sticker on the door claiming they tried to deliver just for you to stop them before they left.
Jimmy Meade (2 months ago)
great job !!!
jonnygotz2343 (2 months ago)
He needs to retire!
Ole Morten Jackman Fiksdal (2 months ago)
What a great guy! I'm about to start my career as a truck driver myself, and I hope to find a good company to work for.
Ole Morten Jackman Fiksdal (1 month ago)
Samy Rodriguez Thanks! I live in Norway, but even here there are a lot great companies in all types of transportation considering trucking. I really hope to get into a serious company with good people. And staying safe is surely the most important job in the job.
Samy Rodriguez (1 month ago)
It’s a great career plenty of good companies out there good luck and most important stay safe.
Andrew (3 months ago)
vikings844 (3 months ago)
I wish I was in his will! Probably a millionaire no joke!
mike coy (1 month ago)
He sure the hell is. We had a driver at our ups hub that retired at 50 and he had $10 million in his investments.
Monique West (4 months ago)
Damn hasn’t even been a year forme
Leonard F Reid (4 months ago)
I guess he never heard the term "moving up the ladder"? Ah well, If you're happy.
Naj Bull (4 months ago)
I wanna drive trucks but I'm nervous
Samy Rodriguez (1 month ago)
As a truck driver I’ll tell you this you can get over that once you start getting experience we all get nervous at the beginning go for it and good luck most important stay safe
Andrea Young (4 months ago)
Do you need a CDL to drive one of those trucks
greg ballard (4 months ago)
Andrea Young yes
John P (5 months ago)
Happiness doesn't make you grateful; being grateful makes you happy.
Jack J (5 months ago)
Walt's a standup guy I worked with him in the sort isle remember Joe velky and Lou calavolpe
Nicholas Bloxxer (5 months ago)
UPS looks like a nice job to work at, it looks fun
Jose M Munoz (5 months ago)
One of the best friends of the Uncle Sam.
Conservative Thought (6 months ago)
Wonderful man, even though he was the only black guy on the job he didn't feel sorry for himself and start making excuses. He kept at it and had a great career.
MrMonroe77 (6 months ago)
I’m so looking forward to my interview with UPS on Monday. I swear I will do my best and be happy with what I’m doing.
Barron Ingram (6 months ago)
man i got 40 at ups freight man I'm breaking camp come november i've had all the fun i can take
Javier1up (7 months ago)
I will retire when I have 50 years in my company.
James Williams (8 months ago)
Good for you man, been driving for 5 years and already feel burnout, but this video is inspiring.
Collin Blubaugh (8 months ago)
Waste of a life.
Samy Rodriguez (1 month ago)
Well he don’t see it that way cause that’s what he loves to do
charger master (3 months ago)
vikings844 They make decent money but 50 years you could have started your own business that's what I did as soon as I could.
charger master (3 months ago)
Collin Blubaugh True and not true but you gotta eat.
vikings844 (5 months ago)
Collin Blubaugh Why, do you have any idea how much he makes. Those UPS guy make bank! Alot more then you.
giancarlo stanton (8 months ago)
My uncle has worked at ups for a little over 30 years, 25 of them as a driver. He makes close to 100 grand a year with a high school diploma . Long hours and hustling work , but it pays off.
Dwill Kanf (5 months ago)
vikings844 lol hell yea
vikings844 (5 months ago)
Dwill Kanf Yeh but 99% of the public aren't Mayweather! Ups pay second to none.
giancarlo stanton (6 months ago)
Dwill Kanf Coming from a YouTube mental midget. How cute...
Dwill Kanf (6 months ago)
giancarlo stanton You're a keyboard gangster
giancarlo stanton (6 months ago)
Dwill Kanf You probably consider him a hero.
tom11zz884 (8 months ago)
He's a throwback to a time when the American Common man was a hardworking, dedicated breed.
Traxxattaxx (8 months ago)
If you guys can’t tell, his bomber jacket and his patch that says 45 on it means he hasn’t had an accident as a ups driver for 45 years. Only the elite drivers (very few) have this achievement.
Nick T. (8 months ago)
Traxxattaxx that's even more impressive especially now adays that traffic is really bad.
Rookie Budget Fishing (8 months ago)
50 years he’s in the millionaire retirement group at ups
vikings844 (5 months ago)
Rookie Budget Fishing Agree! That guy is definitely a millionaire
ALPHLITE (9 months ago)
50 years? I better own some of that company wtf
charger master (3 months ago)
ALPHLITE You wont that's why you should just use the dough you make and when you can leave and have your own business.
Vinicio Guerra (9 months ago)
God bless you
Lord Bacon (9 months ago)
Roman 8304 (9 months ago)
A BIG different between the Europe Trucks
tonelow5 (9 months ago)
This video made me cry . This guy is awesome!!!!! He’s my hero !!!!!!!!
cartman4885 (9 months ago)
When he retires he will probably be a multi millionaire congratulations
vikings844 (5 months ago)
cartman4885 Most likely already a millionaire! Those UPS feeder drivers make serious bank brah! He is making between 110k - 165k a year depending on his run.
RetroGuy76 (8 months ago)
Or perhaps not.  He may have children that he put through college.   Or sick parents that he had to care for or something of that sort.
Mike Jensen (10 months ago)
Good man
Jan Lakič (10 months ago)
Amazing. 50 yrs is insane
matthewheathcock (11 months ago)
This guy is what makes America great 👍
Big trump (11 months ago)
Hat off to you sir. I make 115k a year only high school education working at ups. Fuck all these haters, who still live with there mom working at McDonald's.
Big trump (10 months ago)
MR. NIGGERLY NIG Mc'NIGGA Don't need to prove anything youngster, I retire this December after 35years of service. With my pension. To all you haters.
Big trump (10 months ago)
El Guapo I'm not your mom dude.
Joseph Vanni (11 months ago)
Must be nice finding a job you love,...? I'm about to start at Fedex Freight, just hoping it will last 20! 😗
SeeTheKarma (11 months ago)
I got respect for the drivers. I see them pulling trucks in and out of the warehouse. I’ve seen nothing but great drivers!
Marks Tech (11 months ago)
Ill bet you my left nut he has about 400k in cash from taht job.
vikings844 (5 months ago)
Marks Tech more like 3 times that amount! He makes around 130k a year. Do the math on that bra!
Lbolting005 (11 months ago)
lol, FAKE & GAY!!! I’m his coworker since 1998, he arrived at 2012, he was cleaning the toilet at 1998, didn’t even drive a truck until 2012. This is Jerome, your co-worker, I just exposed you, for the lying ass hat you are!!!
Jay T (11 months ago)
Not to many people can top that.no work ethic nowadays
BiG JuiCe (1 year ago)
Now that's a real hard dedicated working man!
MrRideutah (1 year ago)
Should be the CEO
charger master (3 months ago)
Ghetto Lisa Not the ordinary ceo but if he wanted to start his own company he can.
Ghetto Lisa (4 months ago)
MrRideutah Driving does not equal CEO brain.
Traxxattaxx (8 months ago)
MrRideutah I think he wouldn’t take it due to his love for driving itself
Matt G (1 year ago)
This guy is a great man
William Argus (1 year ago)
He is happy
AwesomeMCGuy (1 year ago)
50 years with UPS that is dedication and def a sign that someone that enjoys the work they do and more so since he can say another day in paradise when he shows up for work that for sure is an sign of someone that likes their job and will strive to keep doing their best.. like me i work at starbucks i like my job there i will continue to keep working hard to serve the customer's that come in and give them what they ask for and so on so many times i have gotten high praise and good & nice comments about my good work and fast service to keep the lines moving and the customer's happy
charger master (1 year ago)
AwesomeMCGuy Not everyone who stays with a company for that long had a choice they just needed a job.
BrandonPryorMusic (1 year ago)
Good for him, not many people can say they've help one job that long.  Unfortunately UPS is a company that was ruined by the Teamsters Union who make sure to do nothing but protect the lazy man.  Makes for a hostile work environment if you're a you hard working individual.
Flexing101 (1 year ago)
Dam thats to dam long to be working. F that! Lol!!
vikings844 (5 months ago)
Flexing101 The difference between him and you is his bank account is full of money, dummy!
zerome81 zerome81 (1 year ago)
not worth 50 years as a driver and not owner operator
Samy Rodriguez (1 month ago)
You don’t have to be a owner operator to make money bruh don’t have a one track mind ups drivers make more than you think.
vikings844 (3 months ago)
charger master Self driving truck are way off, they still haven't figure out how they will work in the winter, self driving trucks can't deliver packages to the doors! UPS employee's have nothing to worry about! As for me, I retire from UPS next year! Ha ha ha no worries for me .
charger master (3 months ago)
5065ca Have fun while you can before UPS and Amazon replaces drivers with self driving rigs Kick scream throw all the bullsht you want at me but it's coming.
vikings844 (5 months ago)
zerome81 zerome81 Your crazy, do you have any idea how much he makes! Screw that owner operator shit!
Nick T. (8 months ago)
He's making more money than a lot of professionals with a college degree and probably has the top paying route. I'm on the same boat as him but only have 39 years with UPS but already looking forward to retirement, and won't be anywhere close to what he's done with the company.
Lincolnator (1 year ago)
Wow!!!!!!!!! I hope to stick with one job like this for 50+ years someday
Lincolnator (1 year ago)
true. automation is bad news. i wonder about lawn care. will that be automated too? it's difficult to believe it would
Lincolnator (1 year ago)
I don't think that self-driving tractor-trailers will be reliable, especially in my state. It rains like crazy where I live, snows, droughts, etc. They have another 10 to 20 years to go before figuring out how to make the robots drive in inclement weather. Someone also needs to handle the packages for the regular moving trucks or whatever you want to call them. It takes a lot of money and time to figure out how to program a robot and make it think for its self.
charger master (1 year ago)
Lincolnator with the rise of robotics i don't think many can this man is lucky he is done because self driving tractor trailers are on the way.
UnlimitedTrucking17 (1 year ago)
An attitude of gold right there and congratulations! 50 years is a HUGE accomplishment
Frank Abagnale (1 year ago)
Too stupid to know a far better life is possible. Poor guy
mw driver (2 months ago)
Frank Abagnale when it comes to black people you never got that good say Wishes shows how Racist You Are
mw driver (2 months ago)
Frank Abagnale make up your mind you're dumb racist if a black man don't work you said he's lazy if you forgot if he works 50 years you said he's stupid racist make up your mind
vikings844 (5 months ago)
Frank Abagnale You are a joke! I guarantee you he make more then you do. Those feeder drivers at UPS make serious bank
vikings844 (5 months ago)
b_ bd715 Correct, those UPS feeder drivers make serious bank! Around 125k, 9 weeks vacation, free medical benefits, company paid pension, 401k. Great job
vikings844 (5 months ago)
bmw325i96 Alot more then That! Lol
mike anderson (1 year ago)
Good for him!
Mike Kors (1 year ago)
50 years to the date !
Cole Reed (1 year ago)
Thats not an easy job either
vikings844 (5 months ago)
MR. DreadHead359 Ups trucks are governed to go only 67 MPH! That's not exactly flying down the road brother! At 37.00 an hour I'm good with that!
MR. DreadHead359 (9 months ago)
Charmander Charmander Doubles do more swerving as well as with UPS everything has to be on time no arriving late for being a trucker under them! That's why majority of them trucks be Flying down the Interstates.
Squid (9 months ago)
hes a feeder driver no manual labor but long hours
S.S .A (11 months ago)
how so?
MR. DreadHead359 (1 year ago)
Heinrich Himmler right about that! Pulling doubles is definetly not a joke
Joe English (1 year ago)
Today is officially 50 years
Cleate Rose (1 year ago)
50 years at anything is a huge accomplishment. God bless him.
Ghetto Lisa (4 months ago)
vikings844 I make 80k a year, thank you very much. You wish you can make as much money as me.
vikings844 (4 months ago)
Ghetto Lisa Must suck to live in poverty, you must not have a job because most companies are owned by white people
Ghetto Lisa (4 months ago)
Cleate Rose 50yrs of living is a lot better than being a slave to the white man company.
vikings844 (5 months ago)
charger master That won't happen anytime soon. By the time that happens he will be enjoying his large pension on a beach somewhere!
charger master (1 year ago)
Cleate Rose he is an example of. Hard working man. He is lucky he is done now that self driving. Semi,s are on the rise they might replace him.
Carla Head (1 year ago)
Way to go!!! God Bless You,sir.
Scott Lowell (1 year ago)
50 years! Those guys come in at 6am and go home at 7-8pm...ugh
Gregory Spalding (28 days ago)
+Damien Knight not really if you don't have time to spend the money why bother?
Jos Ron (29 days ago)
+usman khan that's true but those types of jobs you're more likely have some kind of private life you drive a truck that's all you do
Junior Junior (1 month ago)
Hell yeah!!!
Jos Ron (1 month ago)
Ashley Craven I'm in the trucking industry do UPS does pay better than average but know way they're making that kind of money
Jos Ron (1 month ago)
Mr.Mister. yep that's exactly what it's like that's all you do is work you have no life at all
Last Lime (1 year ago)
This must be fake. No way can a black man in this racist white privilege world not have a single ticket or have been shot by cops.
crazy honkey (5 months ago)
Last Lime o Jesus Christ here we go lmao
Last Lime (1 year ago)
+Mr.Mister you're a pathetic nazi.
Mr.Mister (1 year ago)
Last Lime You're so pathetic.
Last Lime (1 year ago)
+Mr.Mister you're a moron. I was mocking the BLM retards(which you are probably one of based on your illogical reply). But good for you trying to be righteous while simultaneously making a ass of yourself. If you want to go after racists you should go protest BLM RALLYS(black KKK).
Mr.Mister (1 year ago)
Last Lime Dude, you're racist as fuck.
Michael C. (1 year ago)
Very nice sir. Would be nice if us younger guys could get a shot at buster Brown
Cruiser007 (1 year ago)
I needed to see this video because I'm often thinking of quitting my truck driving job. Thanks for posting & please pray for me.
Boss Don (1 month ago)
vikings844 where do I sign up or start that career ??? 😮
Jos Ron (1 month ago)
Cruiser007 I hope things get better for you but I don't blame you long hours in some cases very low pay and no life
ShredDedicated (3 months ago)
Red1Fiz how is that Shit Bro?
Ghetto Lisa (4 months ago)
B- trucker Not everyone likes the job! Shut the fuck up with your high horse ass.
Ghetto Lisa (4 months ago)
Cruiser007 Just fucking quit.
LPG Gas Hauler (1 year ago)
That is awesome. Love it.
Tyler Allen (1 year ago)
Good for him. I hope to find a job that enjoyable that I'm happy to work for.
Austin F (1 year ago)
50yrs hats off to ya that's somethin to be proud of
Ghetto Lisa (4 months ago)
Austin Ford Nah, there's a point where you need to fucking stop working and retire.
Dwill Kanf (6 months ago)
Austin Ford llab no it ain't
Cody Gaither (1 year ago)
Free Thinker (1 year ago)
I hope they gave him stock options or something. that old man made ups a lot of money.
vikings844 (3 months ago)
Nick T. They give a company pension that you don't have to pay into that is why they don't have matching 401k and 9 weeks paid vacation. Second to none benefits
Nick T. (8 months ago)
If you work there you can buy stock in the company at a discount. Wish they had a 401k with a match though.
Wet Lettuce (10 months ago)
What if he doesn't want to retire?
Trucker Chris (1 year ago)
Wow, this is awesome!
Gerardo Rios (1 year ago)
Very nice sir
Liddlenique 15 (1 year ago)
Nice 👍🏾
Greg Brady (1 year ago)