Already in UPS Pressroom but this needs a thread in UPS Discussions: http://mentalfloss.com/article/60556/19-secrets-ups-drivers You may have a good relationship with your UPS driver, but how much do you really know about his or her job? Here are some little-known facts from drivers who did their time. 1. THEY’RE ALWAYS BEING WATCHED. 2. THEY GO TO BOOTCAMP. 3. DRIVING IN REVERSE IS DISCOURAGED. 4. GOOD DRIVERS GET REWARDED… 5. GREAT DRIVERS GET A BOMBER JACKET. 6. THE TRUCKS ARE “BIG BROWN MICROWAVES.” 7. OH, AND THEY’RE NOT TRUCKS. 8. THEY HAVE TO SUPPLY THEIR OWN MUSIC. 9. DOG BITES ARE PART OF THE JOB. 10. THEY WISH YOU’D MEET THEM HALFWAY. 11. UPS IS PICKY ABOUT SOCKS. 12. FACIAL HAIR IS FROWNED UPON. 13. THEY MAKE GOOD MONEY. 14. AND THEY GET DECENT TIPS. 15. SENIORITY MEANS BETTER ROUTES. 16. THEY DON'T TURN LEFT. 17. THEY’RE JUDGING YOU. 18. YES, PEOPLE TRY TO SEDUCE THEM. 19. THEY DELIVER SOME ODD THINGS. I look back on my driving daze with pleasant memories with the bad times soothed over by time. - Air Conditioning 2-40 (2 doors open and 40 mph) I put a cooking thermometer in the back of a P-400 and it got to 145 F. Set your car up in the morning when it is coolest. - We were all watched back then but technology makes it easier and more ubiquitous these days. - Good drivers get rewarded ... I recall getting extra splits but I wanted that because that meant extra money. I took a pay cut to go into management. Dogs - kept a sawed off 2-iron in my car (never could hit a 2 iron so I found a good use for it). Never trust a dog ... or a woman! There were a few guys on my route trying to seduce me but I let them know I was not interested. There was no Indecision.