This Is the Reason UPS Trucks NEVER Turn Left (and You Shouldn’t Either)

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In fact, it’s company policy to only do so if it’s unavoidable. Why? Well, for several reasons. And when you learn what they are, you might try the same approach to your driving!

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How much gas? Believe it or not, the policy saves $300 to $400 million per year. And by not burning that gas, they’re reducing pollution by the equivalent of 22,000 cars. That’s no joke!

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More and more people are buying stuff online, which means UPS is busier than ever. These little changes mean big efficiencies when tallied up at the end of the year.

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Simpler can be better, even if it’s a slightly longer route. We’ll explain why, but even taxi companies take this unorthodox but brilliant approach.

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Simplifying that in an efficient way is the name of the game.

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At first, they didn’t have evidence to support the decisions, but the data quickly supported it.

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It uses complex math to pick the best route for everyone.

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The truck’s don’t look like they’ve changed much, but the insides are very different. The car talks to a bunch of different parts and networks to make sure that everything’s going optimally.

It’s far safer for the drivers and the time spent idling instead of driving while waiting for the light is drastically reduced. You know how long left-hand turns can take at busy intersections. ORION creates a route with all right-turns whenever possible.

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Well, 5.7% of crossing path accidents are caused by right turns. 53% are caused by left turns.

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Left-hand turns are three times more likely to injure a pedestrian than a right-hand turn.

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Well, it’s been proven that this system uses less gas, but it’s really only more efficient if EVERYONE does it, which is a tall order.

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In addition to efficiencies in your own car driving, it’s safer and reduces driving stress. There’s no reason not to try it!