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Busiest day in UPS history

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UPS has been around for 106 years now.  Tuesday, the company delivered the most packages in its history.

29 million packages delivered just today -- that's two million more than last year.

KSFY's Tess Hedrick rode along with one of Sioux Falls UPS workers Tuesday.

"You just got to keep doing the same thing  that you always do. If you try to speed up too much, then you can maybe make mistakes," said Lon Nelson, UPS Package Car Driver.


Long Nelson has been a UPS Package Car Driver for seven years now.

On a normal day, Nelson delivers 300 to 500 packages a day. With Christmas about a week away, his load has increased to about 600 packages a day.

"You just get used to that day after day. You kind of get in a routine and you have places to be. And one of the old sayings for UPS guys is 'the truck doesn't unload itself' so we have to suck it up and take care of it ourselves," said Nelson.

Nelson says its the customers he sees day in and day is what he says makes his job so rewarding.

 "-- and  in this time of the year obviously, getting those gifts and packages that people have bought for their friends and family. A lot of those people are waiting anxiously for you when you get them there, so it's kind of fun," said Nelson.

To deliver the enormous number of packages these UPS workers come across everyday, you have to have fast hands and fast feet.


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