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Watch UPS Tetris In 24-Hour Holiday Delivery Time-Lapse

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There’s a UPS parking lot packed with truck trailers behind our Hell’s Kitchen office. On any given day–but during the holiday season in particular–the place is buzzing with activity, as its delivery fleet hitches up to and drops off the trailers. Due to space constraints, this plays out like an IRL game of Tetris, which we captured from a camera mounted on our roof in this 24-hour timelapse. Watch the entire puzzle-like dance play out in about three minutes above. Good luck making it through to the end. Read the Article: http://a.nim.al/1bf2QDk Subscribe to Animal New York: http://bit.ly/subscribetoanimal Follow us: http://twitter.com/ANIMALNewYork Like us on Facebook: http://fb.me/animalnewyork
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Sun Set Trucker Cascadia (1 month ago)
2:07 oops took the wrong trailer
Truckin' with Grandpa (3 months ago)
I've done UPS Peak Season as an expediter for several years. It's always a madhouse at every terminal.
Richard Mann (4 months ago)
Have they ever given any consideration to maybe moving this operation somewhere else, like outside of the city? Wow!! Tight spaces.
Spudly (11 months ago)
As a ups shifter I can attest to the shit show that happens during peak. (Holiday season)
jimh721 (1 year ago)
Nobody does it better than UPS Feeder drivers
lolus pololus (1 year ago)
amazing time laps
john marquez (1 year ago)
u i recognize this place . ups on 43rd st NY
GermanSniperBayArea (1 year ago)
what a tiny yard, im glad we have a large yard in richmond
daniel55645 (1 year ago)
looks crazy.  that looks like an eagle express trailer there at the bottom left
Huaijiu Li (1 year ago)
carl mcgee (2 years ago)
Anyone notice at 1:48 the trailer that got backed into by a yard spotter.  Wonder if he reported the minor crash?
HuskyGamersUNITE (1 year ago)
+carl mcgee Doubt it was even noticeable. Backing into another trailer at low speed in a big rig is not like backing your car into a lamppost.
Ryan Yuschock (2 years ago)
This looks so inefficient... Lol
Robert Faust (2 years ago)
The driver if the #3 Ottawa hits a trailer at the 1:50 mark. I'm sure ups has already remedied the problem.
LuRcH (2 years ago)
Great Vid! Thanks for sharing.
Dave Ligieri (3 years ago)
I work for ups for 7 years now..you guys don't even know how hard we work from thanksgiving all the way thru new years.we never see our family's and yes we work Sundays at least I do
Rickey Roll (3 years ago)
I love snowy work nights. Taking a smoke break and the sky is lit up white, and it's usually not even that cold.
Hakasauars (3 years ago)
I opened up a second window with the tetris theme
travis walden (3 years ago)
im always amazed how feeder drivers and even our shifter is able to squeeze a 53 footer in between two other trailers with inches to spare on either side like that. skills indeed.
cow tsiboukis (3 years ago)
These guys can drive a truck. We got guys comin here with 3 trailer lengths long in front of our docks open with a driver side back up into the dock, and they cant do it without 5 minutes and an obsene amount of pull ups. Ups has very good drivers ive always seen.
Steve Smith (3 years ago)
My computer must be athiest because internet explorer crashed 10 seconds in.
fawkUtube (3 years ago)
I would die of a heart attack if I had this job.
Daniel Gonzalez Silva (3 years ago)
I must be pretty fuking bored to watch this. . . }:
(3 years ago)
what on earth is that flashing light at the end of the lot on that building.. madness
krzybnern619cal (3 years ago)
I must be easily entertain since I actually saw the full 3:20 video of ...nothing
Trevor Harris (3 years ago)
0:32 EXPLOSI- aww....
Cory (3 years ago)
I'm suddenly compelled to use FedEx. #clusterfuck
Christian Hettick (3 years ago)
woulda been 20 times more amazing if they woulda made a line and the trucks would have disappeared ya' know like tetris?
cbale2000 (3 years ago)
What is the point of this facility? All I see is trucks getting dropped off and picked up again, nothing seems to be loaded or unloaded.
Alin Samson (3 years ago)
or , maybe if you look closer, you can see they don't want to show you what they load or unload :> .... you know, weed,  stuff :)))))
JokermanXYZ (3 years ago)
Chances are the stock house is near by and they keep all the spare trailers here.
SuperTregs (3 years ago)
Its probably where they store the trucks...
Fokis Gaming (3 years ago)
How is this on an animal network?
SoldierklrBry (3 years ago)
You should have done the tetris theme
Eddie Avila (3 years ago)
The REAL Santa Clauses. Thanks.
noize2040 (3 years ago)
My thoughts and prayers are to the families ..of those poor hard working...shippers and receivers ...who get paid shit and have to work in the Freezing Cold. 
Street Rossi (3 years ago)
+noize2040 my best friend makes 7.25 an hour and brings in no where near 500$. maybe 146$ every two weeks if he is lucky. they probaly make around $10 an hour at 40-60 hours a week which is good money for some people. 
noize2040 (3 years ago)
+Scott Mccarvey  $500 bi-weekly i mean.  which is 7.25 an hour.  So yeah that really does suck once again. 
Street Rossi (3 years ago)
+noize2040 500$ A WEEK is better then making 7.25$ at 20 hours a week. 
noize2040 (3 years ago)
+Adriel Garcia oh yeah experienced drivers get payed pretty good.. but its hard to land a driving gig with UPS. but i was talking about the Shippers and Receivers .  They get like $250 a week. and the dropout rates are like really really high.  Same with Amazon.
Sir Williams (3 years ago)
dude my brother in law get paid a shit ton, just for driving around a truck (ups) he makes nearly 2k each week from that shit, its crazy 0.0
Josh Stokesbary (3 years ago)
Absolutely perfect at 2x speed.
justletmeuseit (3 years ago)
Well, there's one company that isn't fazed by the recession.
jmarylastone (3 years ago)
1:49 hit and run!!!
Sun Set Trucker Cascadia (1 month ago)
jmarylastone lmfao
jeanious2009 (3 years ago)
It wasn't a hit nor a run, it was more like a "scoot over" type of push.
Thatboyfrom305 (3 years ago)
Good eye. I didn't see that. 
Hamlet137475 (3 years ago)
i had to pause the video 50 times just for that
TheGoodChap (3 years ago)
What hub is this, CACH?
Radi0he4d1 (3 years ago)
What's with that blinking light on the wall at the top of the picture?
stephen hughes (3 years ago)
It pisses me off when people bitch about their packages being late. It's like, Fucker, Didn't you think of doing your shit earlier? UPS, FedEx, and the USPS bust their asses and lazy fuckers blame them. Next year, order/ship earlier! Cheers.
Ryan Yuschock (2 years ago)
I can order anything, anytime of the year, and FedEx will still take 2 weeks to get it from a state away to my doorstep. They take it, and ship it halfway across the country, then drive it all the way back. The last package I received through them had went from New York, through Pennsylvania (where I live), Maryland, Virgina, North Carolina, then to Tennessee... Then drove it alll the way back, passed though Pennsylvania again, and went up to Massachusetts then flew it to Pennsylvania. Where it then sat in a FedEx truck a few miles away for three days until it was delivered. They are just stupid. A three hour distance from the sender gets turned into two weeks. I use USP, or USPS anymore takes 1-2 days to get stuff from them.
bestamerica (3 years ago)
' look alike a magicball
you said (3 years ago)
The true Santa's of our world.
Paquin13 (3 years ago)
Elena Bezina (3 years ago)
Чудесный голос и потрясающая мелодия ! Исполнение этой песни  великолепное ! Браво !!! Спасибо за этот ролик.
weasel945 (3 years ago)
1:48 He hit the other truck. 
EPCOT NERD (3 years ago)
No Tetris music? GIGANTIC Fail.
AnthonyTheAwesome500 (3 years ago)
on youtube watching ups trucks for 3 minutes with Christmas music playing in the background....what am i doing with my life -_-
Thomas Keane (3 years ago)
hahaha @ 1:48 backs into another trailer. 
MrCr250f (3 years ago)
+YummiR6 hahaha
BRUCE M (3 years ago)
That's 3 minutes and 20 seconds of my life I'll never get back.  
frankth3frizz (3 years ago)
All a fucking lie. All shipments were late. lol.
MisterToe (3 years ago)
Those yard dogs are workin', brash!
Tyler Mullen (3 years ago)
At 1:23 a FedEx truck drives by
jan jen (3 years ago)
Should have used Tetris music.
uh0oo (3 years ago)
Why does this piss me off? I will never use UPS again, because of this. FEDeX all the way.
Dennis Neufeld (3 years ago)
1:49 watch the parked trailer get hit by the jockey blindsiding another trailer into the hole lol
bojack241 (3 years ago)
One of the guys ran into a trailer hahahahaha fail
Timothy Mather (3 years ago)
divisioneight (3 years ago)
Hats off to the UPS truckers - that's some amazing parking skills that beat all.  Drive safe folks.
techchef productions (3 years ago)
Does something explode at 0:30 ?
The Talis (3 years ago)
He had to move it out of the way at 1:48 because it was in the way of the other spot
Schlomo Shekelgoldsteinberg (3 years ago)
Still unable to deliver in time for Christmas... Fuck you...
ジョニサン (3 years ago)
brianstacync (3 years ago)
1:48  ooooops!!
WaterfowlCentral (3 years ago)
I hate feeders.
Frank (3 years ago)
not tetris this is fake
Openfacefont (3 years ago)
Now show FedEx hockey 
SAHM (3 years ago)
Many thanks to these hardworking people. That's a really busy week.
AJ O'Keefe (3 years ago)
*Month. But thank you. :)
jo jo (3 years ago)
never seen half the trailers move, explains why #upsfails at getting your package delivered on time
Paul Barbato (3 years ago)
I was like "Hahaha Cool!" but then I was like "wait this goes on for another 3 minutes? Okay I think I'm done….
mrthebillman (3 years ago)
UPS works their people like dogs, and pays them like dogs. Fuck UPS.
AKawesomeman79 (3 years ago)
I was kinda expecting some Tetris music but hey holiday music is just as nice :)
MognsterGaming (3 years ago)
I watched the whole thing.. Even though I watch this every night at work when I go to UPS to load those trailers. -_-
Stop looking at my ridiculously long and unnecessary name and keep on scrolling down (3 years ago)
WTF is the point of the video? To show a day at UPS or trucks moving?
kingamongpawns1 (3 years ago)
tetris my ass. the uploader should be kicked in the fuckin nuts for wasting peoples time with this shit. who the fuck finds this boring ass video entertaining besides the retard uploader who probly jerks off to big rigs 
kingamongpawns1 (3 years ago)
+Voo Doo o no your words are to much for me to handle. what a pathetic piece of shit you are. i would wish you death but most likely well on your way to some type of cancer so have  fun with that. in the mean time keep your moms cunt out your mouth you inbreed hillbilly   
T. Scott (3 years ago)
+kingamongpawns1 If this video was truly a waste of your time, you wouldn't be going on a constant rant about how much you hate it. Grow up son, it's not that serious. Now be a big boy and walk away if the video bothers you that much. That's what the "<--" arrow in your browser is for. - Signed by a fellow YouTuber tired of you bitching.
Ugh-Fudge Bwana (3 years ago)
+kingamongpawns1 sounds like you need a bottle and a nap
Kate Hungshoe (3 years ago)
Sir, you are just wrong. You call people retards, but you can't spell for shit...
Franklin Castillo (3 years ago)
you expected to see santa claus ass
Charles Hendricks (3 years ago)
Its more like that sliding brick game where you had to move ones to get the certain one out of the hole not tetris
xtreambackman (3 years ago)
I don't know how they got some of those trailers in and out of those spots lol mad skill (props)
aznxCOOLxguy (3 years ago)
Now these are the real Elfs and Santas. Their hard work brings happiness across the world. We should be more thankful for truck drivers!
57 Mickey (3 years ago)
HIT & RUN AND ACCIDENTAL SOUNDTRACK The hit and run that occurred at the 1:49 mark involved truck #3.  At the 3:20 mark, truck #3 returned to the scene of the crime and removed the evidence of his earlier hit and run.  The whereabouts was not able to be determined. While not able to be confirmed, the driver of truck #3 may be on the payroll of the FedEx gang. The music, the original Rudolph, was no mistake, The hit and run driver's name from truck #3 was thought to be Rudy.
DrYellowhair (3 years ago)
eddyto12 (3 years ago)
I thought something blew up at 0:32...
James Hall (3 years ago)
It's inefficient. The trucks have to back in at points, and the traffic flows in two directions. There are no markers, so the trucks are likely stored in available space. They have to allow room for the cab and trailer both in this layout. Since UPS knows the approximate time that each trailer should enter/exit the lot, the trailers could be stored sequentially by estimated departure time, allowing just enough room between each cab and trailer for the cab to exit when necessary. Traffic should be unidirectional as much as possible. Trailers that are delayed are simply moved in a loop to the back if they are not ship ready once the front of the line is reached. I noticed that a couple trailers simply didn't move. Everything should move. Anything not moving is not making time. This layout is understandable, but it wastes space and time.
Nick Eustace (2 years ago)
I think it's more a case of that's all the space there is so make the best of it
AJ O'Keefe (3 years ago)
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GlitchAnims (3 years ago)
This clearly isn't 24 hours. The streetlights and such would go off again for day-time.
Dee Jay (3 years ago)
They need tetris music not xmas music
paudeline (3 years ago)
This needs tetris music. Not some terrible christmas music. Made it unwatchable.
Chris B (3 years ago)
Terrible Christmas music?! This is the Original Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Not that crap garbage remakes by untalented hacks trying to make a quick buck. >.>
Alexandre Haussmann (3 years ago)
I disagree.... it's snowing... it's christmas time.. this is one of the best christmas songs... Boosted the christmas spirit for me haha!
Matthew Kenny (3 years ago)
It's the holidays for Christ's sake almost every video is Christmasy now.  Deal with it.
Smelo (3 years ago)
Props to the people that could back that big ass trailer into such a small slot.
GamersEgoTV (3 years ago)
It's actually extremely easy, if you're good with angles this would be a cake walk for you.
clnmyjts (3 years ago)
oh no 1:49 we had us a wreck!   did santa`s helper make out a accident report? LOL
misterstaple (3 years ago)
i like how ppl think they could easily do this job lol
BinkieMcFartnuggets (3 years ago)
Now how about UPS Donkey Kong where a plumber has to rescue a woman while a giant gorilla throws Christmas packages at him.
AJ O'Keefe (3 years ago)
+GaelicWolfling I've done this too. It involves a conveyor belt, a coworker, and 4 chutes. Oh and packages being thrown.
AJ O'Keefe (3 years ago)
I've done that. It's REALLY hard jumping over packages with wet boots.
Mark Tkachenko (3 years ago)
Christoper Ferreras (3 years ago)
+Mark Tkachenko You dont know MC Hammer!??!?!?!?!
Mark Tkachenko (3 years ago)
Tanner saslow (3 years ago)
1:49 woops, he crashed int another rig! makes you trust UPS huh?
TheHateHarbinger (3 years ago)
Cool, now where's my shit I ordered?
waked war (3 years ago)
ultimate parking skills
avenue11th (3 years ago)
Santa Clauses on wheels.
Matthew Franzen Perkins (3 years ago)
2:04 why does that tractor on the right hook up to that trailer, then leaves it and another tractor picks it up. Confusion on which one to take?
Jake Buxton (3 years ago)
Waste of time. Don't do it people.
CogniVision (3 years ago)
That's insane
heirandspare (3 years ago)
charleybucketcdp (3 years ago)
To all those pussies with lifted trucks; this is how you park faggots!
Laszlo Zoltan (3 years ago)
it's important to have a lot of respect for tractor/trailer drivers, and the shunt drivers who are expected to maintain a level of production regardless of the circumstances- it is far too easy to make a mistake and cause a lot of damage because you are always being pushed to hurry up. give the driver the time and space he needs to do the job safely- thank you.
Laszlo Zoltan (3 years ago)
I drove rigs for about 2 years. I never had much problem with other drivers for the most part, but I read a lot of nasty comments about truck drivers and I think it's really unfair to so harshly judge others who have a lot of responsibility. Safety is a professional drivers main concern.
GamersEgoTV (3 years ago)
So are you a trucker or related to one?
omnifariouswon (3 years ago)
I'm not going to say a feeder driver's skills are not impressive nor the industrial engineering department for coordinating when feeders are expected in the 44th St feeder lot but this isn't just for the holidays, this is a regular day at UPS.  Further, most of those feeders are being stored in the lot without packages so there is a high likelihood that even if a feeder was hit, no package would have been damaged.  Generally, if a feeder has packages then it is on the road (unless it's the weekend). THIS PLUS every ups logo looks photoshopped even though it was probably UPS photoshopping their own trucks x.x