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05-02-2008, 11:54 AM
You might find this NPR interview with UPS interesting.

UPS uses specialized software to save gasoline by reducing left turns from their routes. *

In addition to gas savings, reducing left turns saves time and helps reduce the risk of accidents.

During the broadcast it is interesting to hear a UPS driver honking at a car while he's sitting in a left turn lane.

It is difficult to make left turns into traffic with a lawn mower trailer full of equipment. *So, this tip will save you time, gas, and aggravation.

NPR story on UPS (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7000908)


05-02-2008, 12:34 PM
That is fascinating!

I wonder what kind of percentage drop they saw in accidents and fuel usage after instituting that policy!

ProCut TM
05-08-2008, 10:40 PM
great post I never thought of that, but it makes perfect sense. most of my turns are right and the left are very aggravating.