Monday, July 6, 2009

Why do some UPS trucks have two people making deliveries?

I have noticed over the past couple of months that there is a second person on the UPS truck in my Brooklyn neighborhood. The same is true on other UPS routes in Brooklyn. I have been contemplating the reasons for the additional labor.
The most obvious reason could be to reduce the time it takes to complete all deliveries. The less obvious reason I have come up with is to cut down on the excessive parking tickets that delivery trucks such as UPS receives each day. I have seen UPS trucks with three or four tickets. At forty five dollars (the least expensive ticket they could get) each the fine costs could be $180 a day in NYC. I am fairly certain that the extra UPS delivery worker does not cost $180 a day.

Perhaps there is a different reason. What do you think? Sphere: Related Content


scottzo said...

Could it be both? And, could one be a trainee?

The Observer said...

I don't think it is a trainee. I have seen the same two guys on this truck for months.

The increased labor may be for both reasons but I am not sure. I am going to ask.

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