The big brown UPS trucks sure are hard to miss. Touting a bright yellow-and-brown UPS logo with uniformed drivers to match, the United Parcel Service seemingly delivers packages across the country at lightning speed. In fact, the company describes itself as “a global network of movement,” according to Trucking Truth, a distinction it has been working towards since it began as American Messenger Company in Seattle, Washington in 1907.
But with such an expansive presence and dedicated fleet of drivers comes an air of mystery. Whether you’re driving behind a UPS truck and questioning why their drivers never make left turns -– or wondering why UPS trucks always leave the doors open –- there’s a lot of secrets to unpack with these guys, with one of the biggest mysteries remaining: how much do UPS drivers actually make?