Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Silliest idea ever

This one actually works though. UPS now plan their routes in the US so that they make right turns in preference to left turns. This means they spend less time waiting to cross the flow of oncoming traffic and therefore use less fuel. Over the entire fleet this seemingly daft idea has saved them 30 millions miles and 3 million gallons of fuel. Scarily that implies their vans only do 10 miles to the gallon - even taking into account the smaller US gallon they should be able to improve on that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First thought was that the fuel saved must be that used just waiting at junctions, be then I thought, how can you travel 30 million miles just waiting at junctions ? Anyway it seems like a useful daft idea.
D of M & D.