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The Torch
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UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
A buddy of mine works there and shared this with me today, who knew.

To avoid accidents, lawsuits etc etc etc

From google - The company gives each driver a specific route to follow and that includes a policy that drivers should never turn through oncoming traffic (that's left in countries where they drive on the right and vice versa) This means that routes are sometimes longer than they have to be


Langland
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
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who knew.


Pretty much most people.


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statman34
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
Considering everyone waiting to call Gordon or Saul Goodman, it is a really smart business decision, honestly.


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beerJeep
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
Horse shite. I see one turn left every single day.


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LeroyBrown
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
Too bad it's not totally true.


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BACONisMEATcandy
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
Any exceptions for green turn arrows?


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fallguy_1978
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
It's like Nascar in reverse.
This post was edited on 4/8 at 11:59 am


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stout
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
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To avoid accidents, lawsuits etc etc etc


That's not entirely why. They save tons of money on fuel because of it too. Less waiting at red lights = huge savings.


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Levis is talking about Orion, a software program that UPS introduced in 2008 and has tweaked every year since then. By guiding drivers to avoid left turns whenever possible, Orion has cut the average UPS route by 6 to 8 miles, saving the delivery behemoth some $300 to $400 million each year in gas, salaries and vehicle upkeep.
This post was edited on 4/8 at 12:17 pm


BottomlandBrew
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
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UPS Drivers minimize left turns


Fixed. And this is common knowledge.


Bigbee Hills
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
That's wild. I wonder if it works? You'd think UPS would have the data to back up the policy showing it does.

I may have to implement this policy with my son when he gets driving age.


JetsetNuggs
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Golfer
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
It isn't "never"...the routes are designed to eliminate as many left turns as possible, in-particular unprotected left turns.


SG_Geaux
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
It's to minimize left turns not NO left turns.


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DCtiger1
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
Urban legend. One turns left in front of my office every week day


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weadjust
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
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UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.


The UPS driver that delivers to my house turns left at the end of my street every day


Bigbee Hills
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
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this is common knowledge.
I'd no idea.


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dbeck
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
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UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.

It's because UPS is a Muslim company and they consider anything left to be dirty.

Their slogan used to be "what can Brown do to you?"


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jimbeam
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
Maybe that’s what they tell their insurance provider, or maybe in certain areas, but they certainly do turn left


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Stingy
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re: UPS Drivers never turn left in the US.
False. UPS drivers turn left on a regular basis. One turned left into my driveway last week. Most UPS drivers in Nashville have to turn left to enter the UPS facility at Whites Creek.


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