What’s the wear and tear on average UPS driver?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by A.Spooner, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. A.Spooner

    A.Spooner Member

    Just curious if anyone has information about what happens to a drivers body daily in regards to ergonomics, average distance walked, average amount of weight carried, pounds of pressure on specific joints? What amount of force it takes to close bulkhead door, rear door, etc. I know every route is different, so there isn’t a one size fits all answer, but just curious if anyone has data or statistics. I’m sure UPS does all kinds of studies on this. Just want to know how certain repetitive motions effect your body and what happens long term.
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  2. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    @Future gots problems pooping from driving so much and sitting
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My hemorrhoids are out of control .
  4. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

  5. Days

    Days Active Member

    A lot of people that work here are a bit dramatic about it. I feel like cleaning is harder work because usually I’m sweating bullets just doing laundry but I can go a whole day without sweating at all at UPS.

    UPS is more mental and emotional endurance than physical imho.
  6. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Depends on the route. Some drive all day, some unload a lot of bulk, some do 200 plus stops per day. Each is different.
  7. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    A few drinks a night relieves most of the body aches.
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  8. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    My liver took a dirty beating in my working days. Other than that if you aren't a runner gunner you should survive ok.
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  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    As long as you contact @BakerMayfield2018 for your roids and hgh you should be fine.
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  10. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    I like when the new drivers been doing it for six months and says, this isn’t that bad, lmao. Punk ass punks.
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  11. Because they are only working three days a week, just like @Future

    I love telling them I have been doing this longer than you been alive.
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  12. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall cop...no donut!!!

    Oh my..... oh @Indecisi0n !!!!
  13. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall cop...no donut!!!

    Wdfd... weren’t you in this picture about year 10 of working here???A311C434-EB0C-4927-8847-6D3DB9F245BA.jpeg90F5BA15-22F9-4BB7-9FC3-6AC8CBA87D65.gif
  14. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    Had a friend of mine in his 50's with 30 years at UPS got his hip replaced late last year.

    He's retiring.
  15. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Sounds like you’re fishing for a class action.
  16. I can't count how many people who have left this job with permanent injuries.
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  17. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    You should be more concerned with liver function on some of these guys.
  18. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Sooo, at least 3?
  19. You mother....