- Jan 2, 2014
There's a reason why UPS drivers with several years of service are making upwards of $38 an hour plus their benefits package. It's hard to keep good drivers for long period of time because of the physical toll and grind of the job. Experienced UPS drivers are delivery machines and can handle a lot more volume per day than rookies. Knowing the routes, layouts of buildings, driving shortcuts, how to handle different packages movement wise, etc. they get to be hyper efficient in a way which can't be taught and only learned from experience. It's why robots will have a hard time catching up to people doing that job for a long time even though it seems basic, it isn't when it comes to maximizing efficiency.I'm betting my UPS driver absolutely hates me for having to deliver all of my home gym gear -- rack, barbells, plates weight sled, and etc! If any of that stuff was to have been delivered by USPS, I doubt I would have ever seen most of it.