May 23, 2007

Right turns more fuel efficient

Posted in Education, Fun, Humor, Life, Media, News, Travel, TV at 10:55 am by deadlikeme

rightturns.jpgWEWS-TV (an ABC network affiliate in Cleveland) learned that United Parcel Service (UPS) figured out a way to save millions of dollars in fuel savings by making only right turns.

Apparently UPS intructs their drivers to plan their routes so they rely on right turns as much as possible. And with 88.000 trucks on America’s road, this modification has made a difference worth millions per year.

The TV-Station conducted two tests of their own. They concluded:

– In real life, a right turn is a good guideline, but shouldn’t be a rule.

– If you can, plan ahead so that all the stops are approached from the right.

– If you can’t, go the shortest distance

So apparently it’s not an absolute rule, but still, you can safe fuel money by turning right when feasible.



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