Are Delivery Drivers The Worst? | Your Car Stories

Avaldati 26 apr 2021
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On this week's Car Throttle Podcast, Alex vents about delivery drivers, Jack shines a spotlight on a EEclone channel he's been enjoying, and Gareth reveals what's happened with his M4!
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  • Once driving in rush hour around Amsterdam, I saw a woman with her phone in a cradle on top of the dash watching a Netflix show while on the motorway... Some people really should get their licenses revoked.

  • for the road trip car i would say a mk2 honda crv 2.2 diesel if you could find around that price

  • Why are you all sat with no shoe's on?

  • Ethan wtf! That is the worst attitude I've ever heard... A garage is specifically designed to put your freakin car in, not some shit stuff that is specifically predestined for a damn shed! So many people park their cars on the road even though they have a garage but that is then full of crap. Also, a garage acts as protection for your car. I could rant about this for hours

  • You know the worst thing about the dpd guy, his van has built in bluetooth to the radio. I was a delivery driver but i finished a month before lockdown last year after 10 years. overworked underpaid its a tough job sstill no excuse to be on your phone though

  • Alex is drinking from a normal sized bottle at 50:10 😂

  • 39:55 I see what you did there Gareth ...

  • Top vid lads keep them coming. Where did you get that pic of the DPD driver on his phone

  • VRS is short for Victory Rally Sport

  • You need to get out to Russia. Every single taxi I was in when over there for the World Cup was Facetiming someone... And had at least one large crack on the windscreen... And drove like something out of Grand Theft Auto.

  • give logic motor sport a call in Stockport. some of their mechanics have mx5's

  • Just noticed Alex only has one sock on!

  • If you were in the Volkswagen factory, the car becomes a car as soon as an order is placed on the first part to join the assembly line, I think it's the floor pan that they then weld the sides and firewall to, because that's when they apply the tags to track the progress of certain cars around the factory in order to do all the just in time ordering of parts for the rest of assembly. For me it's the shell. It doesn't need to have doors, windows, or subframes for engine etc for me to call it a car. If there's a recognisable outline from at least 2 angles of the car it is to become It's a car to me. By that point it is committed to becoming a car and not a shelving unit or something in my opinion. A floor pan by itself is a part to be added to a car, you can replace a full floor pan in a completed car, but the shell is the point where 3 or more substantial panels have been joined to resemble the car. For body-on-frame cars it's a bit more difficult. The shell isn't itself a car in that case in my opinion, it needs a chassis to have suspension, wheels, engine, etc to be added to make it a car, but you can also have a rolling chassis that is fully kitted out with drivetrain components that makes that a car without a body shell mounted. If it's unibody, it needs to look like the body of the car it's to become, if it's body-on-frame then frame/chassis + body shell or frame/chassis + drivetrain components, 'rolling chassis'.

  • I think I've overthought the sand thing. You will distort the heap each time you remove a grain, and if you always take off the top you will eventually flatten the heap until it's no longer a heap but say 1000 grains spread across a table. At some point in between you will squash the heap when removing a grain to where it will no longer be a heap, say when the height falls below 50% of it's diameter/average diameter at its base while also being below a boundary between an inconceivable number of grains and a somewhat conceivable number of grains, all within context. A heap of sand in a quarry would need to be vastly larger than sand heaped on a teaspoon. Basically I think there is a point where removing a single grain of sand is the defining moment when the heap is no longer a heap, but more dependant on when the person removing the grains squashes the heap, and if you have several people watching they will each have a different grain in mind that made that difference from heap to not a heap.

  • If it's cars in a car park then 3-5 cars is a few, 6-11 is several, 12-21 is a good few, 21-35/45 is a brave ween, although it doesn't really have much of a upper limit until the car park is packed. Norn Iron (Northern Ireland) lingo is probably a bit different to England. You see 30 cars in a 90 space car park 'There's a brave ween o' motors in thon car park'. :)

  • Half of the delivery drivers have never taken a UK test. And it shows.

  • Having an electric Audi I relate to the whole speeding without realising because of no noise 😂 it’s so disorientating

  • I've reported a few can drivers to their bosses. Two were sacked the same day, one of them a week before Christmas - he narrowly missed wiping out a school bus whilst on his phone. Another guy who gave me the finger when I shouted at him to get off his phone, spent 3 days on a re-training course. I'd urge anyone to get and company names if possible. It isn't grassing up - some of these drivers do 50k+ miles a year.

  • We had a DPD driver crash into our house last month. He got out stuffing his face. Whoops.

  • Is this only once every 2 weeks now :( come on lads.... weekly 👌

  • Why does Alex have one sock on????????

  • As far as I'm aware vRS when it was introduced on the Mk1 Octavia was actually only RS. They're registered as Octavia RS turbos. The 'v' (lowercase) represents the chevron above the Š in Škoda when written properly. Recently however Škoda has decided the 'v' now represents 'victory'. The RS of course does stand for Rally Sport and Škoda did take the Octavia Mk1 rallying, even making a limited run of 100 'WRC edition' cars, with the livery and white rims, to be sold to the general public.

  • Ethan looks so embarrassed with your unpopular opinion jingle😂

  • Defo agree, bring back the old fashioned sunroof!

  • It's 6 points

  • Anyone else notice Alex on has one sock on?

  • Am I the only one who noticed that Alex is only wearing one sock

  • You know What grinds my gears is that they don’t have a daily podcast bc I’ve got to the point where Im having to listen to repeats and it isn’t as fun

  • I think I read somewhere that sunroofs, at least those places that used to be able to shove an after market sunroof on any car at the time, weakened the structural integrity of the car whereas pano roofs would probably still maintain it more so? Maybe it has something to do with that

  • Giraffe chasing & cow tipping? This show gets better & better, best one yet guys, more like this please!

  • Why does Alex only have one sock on?

  • A well you’d know none are you delivery drivers was one for 15years on a very busy circuit and the stress and pressure s are unreal and yes you shouldn’t be on your phone get hands free

  • There are different kinds of delivery drivers. The ones you're referring to, the likes of DPD, Yodel, Amazon, Hermes etc are all multi-drop drivers and they have to deliver x amount of parcels a day within a certain time frame and are constantly against the clock, hence rushing around, plus for the majority, the vans are not their own. Others (where I fall in) are Same Day owner drivers, where we buy and run our own van and collect from point A delivering to point B whether local or distance across the country. We all get tarnished with the same brush which to be honest isnt right and hope this clears it up a little...

  • Disappointed Alex got rid of his old laptop.

  • Well it turns out vrs stands for victory racing skoda but it's only vrs in the UK rs elsewhere. Learned something new about my car today I guess haha

  • Using a phone is 6 points and £200 fine but it’s technically not illegal to take pictures and stuff while driving but thats going to be illegal this year.

  • I want to see the Octavia vs phil

  • Are the biscuits on the table fox's crunch creams, and why didn't anyone eat them?

  • Alex why on earth do you only have one sock on!! Haha 😂

  • Delivery driver here 100% agree usually we put in addresses

  • Has anyone else noticed Alex is always only ever wearing one sock? And sometimes he switches which foot it's on half way through the video 🤣 WHY?!

  • I drive for a big company and am contracted as employee. Dpd on other hand is self employed, I could be wrong but I think they just pass checks and get let on the road where as my company does training, has strict policies. assessments, speed limiters and speed tracking devices. I wouldn't say all are bad but companies that take on self employed people are to blame. Them jobs are disposable and that's how they are treated especially during lockdown when the need for drivers went up and anyone with a licence thought fuck it I'll do this for a quick buck.

  • Why does Alex have just one sock on, I'll be honest that distracts me.

  • I smell BS!... If you are giving a car the beans how would an old man follow you home?

  • Would love to hear more stores of Gareth’s child hood 😂😂

  • Regarding pile of sand, a car is car when it has wheels, that is unless said car with wheels is a VAG then it is a shed

  • Times must be hard, Alex has lost a sock and can't afford to replace them... Love the channel guy, keep it up!!

  • Yes, some delivery drivers are awful; what I will say is having worked for a large online retailer in delivery. They constantly ride your dick to hurry up. Give you far too many drops than are actually possible. I now work for a decent company driving and witnessing some people’s ability (or the lack of) is so concerning.

  • Why does Alex only have one sock on…?

  • I Was watching for them to eat a biscuit

  • I drive for Amazon and can say our drops have sky rocketed since March last year and we are in the middle of a battle with them to lower the amount we are expected to do in a day. Every driver I know doesn’t wear there seat belt or even turn the engine off at stops because we simply don’t have time. Hoping we get a victory soon so everyone can drive slower and actually take breaks. The bbc did a programme about this a couple weeks ago. We are not bad drivers just over worked and exhausted 🙃

  • Thank you so much guys for putting my question in the podcast

  • When does a car become a car? That is some Gandhi shit there.

  • Ouch not all delivery drivers are bad 😂 I dive motorbikes cars and used to drive tanks 🤫as a delivery driver myself I don't use a phone and always make sure move over always looking for that biker nod and get angry and beep at people using phones love the content boys keep it up

  • this channel is crashing and burning, these talk videos are lowering your views for your bigger videos, doesn't anyone working at this company notice that or is this just a bunch of amateurs working together? Your channel views have been declining majorly since last year, around the time you started adding these type of videos, don't see the correlation lol. I run a channel with over 1 billion views for reference (not on this account obviously). Whoever is the main person in charge of ideas and running this channel needs to be replaced or sell it to another more qualified company

  • The amount of people I see on their phones in cars that 100% have Bluetooth is ridiculous! Also Delivery drivers tend to be twats on the roads

  • 'They all sound the same' To northerners everyone from the south east sound like cockneys.

  • On your phone? GET A FRICKING HEADSET! Do not play with my or somebody else Life!

  • It's illegal to sleep in your car if you're drunk

  • Been following Danny DC2 for a long time now. He has awesome content. Love his Nurburg trip clips 👌🏻

  • Decent biscuit

  • Nah Alex it's 6 points and £200 fine

  • in answer of the panel roofs in new cars. i kinda hate it. a jear ago i needed to use a car from my garage. my own car was in maintenance. the car had a large panoramic glass roof. wen driving the sun hits ur head so hard. almost blinding everyone inside the car. and no way to shade or close the roof. secondly wen ur not driving the car. standing still on a driveway. wen i geth in the car is boiling hot inside. u canot touch the steering weel becous its way to hot. 3th wen driving in nicht. the street lichts flash way harder inside the car. wich is distrackting aloth. those roofs are nice for passengers or kids. they can look outside way more. bud for drivers its a pain

  • Alex, where is your Toyota MR2 that you would get ready for race, then you can race Dan Silverster in his MR2 (he does quite well in the MR2 race series). We love to see this fight!

  • My finger was hovered over the skip forward button as Alex started to sing. I just do not need that in my life. Also, Ethan's car reviews are bang on. No bullshit, just the things you didn't think people needed to know.

  • RS means “Road Sailing” according to Honda back in the late ‘70s with their Civic 1200 RS

  • the answer is globally YES

  • Isn't it 6 points for being on your phone while driving?

  • I've got a new shape Octavia Estate and it's pretty fucking impressive ngl

  • the "am I the arsehole" story is so incoherent, had to go back and listen again twice.

  • y is alex wearing 1 sock

  • Yes they are. And I've been a delivery driver for Amazon, DPD, and 3 other courier companies. Did my fair share of stupid things

  • Wooden sleepers weigh between 160 to 200+ lbs

  • So Morrisons fuel isn't good then ?

  • There are RC cars that do run on gasoline btw... so... its not mutually exclusive.

  • I slept on the roof of a minivan once, it was aweful... don't do that

  • around 70% of components and assembled enough to at least resemble a car

  • I have noticed that Alex got a new laptop

  • Parcel Delivery drivers are definitely the worst, especially DPD drivers. Was going to work with my cousin/boss driving up to Caffeine and Machine and this dick in a DPD local pulled out of C&M's front car park, fortunately my cousin could swerve as there was no oncoming traffic. He pulled over but resisted putting an axe through his aheadlights, but still got out and gave the bird, quite incredible the front end of my cousin's pick up ain't buried in the side of this DPD van. Released a few days later he's now our new DPD delivery guy and has delivered to my cousins house multiple times. 🤣🤣👍 The next close call with a DPD van was a few days ago when my dad was driving in town probably pushing 30mph and this DPD van reverses straight out of a junction. My Dad swerved around him while leaning on the horn, then the guy tailgated us cuz it was obviously our fault he reversed out of a junction on to a main road... Yeah DPD drivers are definitely the worst!! 🤬🤬🤣🤣👌

  • why does alex have only one sock on...

  • Alex, think you tweeted a dead DPD Twitter account.

  • Alex, just one question. Why just the one sock?

  • I’m a 53-year old fully grown man and Alex’s weekly renditions of the ‘Unpopular opinions’ announcement absolutely crack me up! Do not stop this! All the best!

  • I rattle canned my Racing Beat front nose for my NA this past weekend as well (also silver) and it turned out great like yours, Jack. 2 cans of white self-etching primer, 3 cans of 3L Stone Silver paint from Paints4U, a very light sanding and a further can of 3L Stone Silver paint and finally 4 cans of clear coat and it's turned out brilliant. The colour match is spot on. Always a satisfying job when it turns out nicely.

  • So when I drained the tank of my car, it temporarily ceased to be a car, according to Jack's logic? I think he could easily qualify it by saying, "all the _mechanical parts_ necessary to run, drive, turn, and stop"

  • Oh man... No E-Mail for Ethan with "ma wife". I'm a bit disappointed

  • As a delivery driver I would say there is no excuse to be driving while o the phone my van has Bluetooth and my phone is connected to it from the moment I get in the van till the moment I get out of it at the end of the day..

  • Woah... I got fined 90 Euros in when driving in France in 2018. Got caught doing 93 in a 70kph just after the limit went down from 130kph... Couldn't believe it when the letter came through the post.

  • If there is forward a backward propulsion, it can steer, it can stop, there is somewhere to sit and a cage to keep you away from the elements, it’s a car. As long as all are present it’s a car, regardless of condition.

  • 6 points and £200 currently. I've been a delivery driver for 16 years and have never used my phone on the open road. Tried using it on private land out of curiosity and I can see no way anyone can safely control a vehicle this way, even conversation with a passenger is distracting. I've trained as a driving instructor and have 26 years of experience, mostly good. Waiting to have a conversation won't kill anyone.

  • The people going on the road trip should buy an Octavia estate

  • A DPD driver knocked my car across a supermarket carpark (1 month old ND mx5) while I was inside and drove off, they don't give a shit. (Security cameras got the big DPD logo on the side. They denied they could find out who the driver was (camera didn't show plates).

  • VRS stands for Victory Rally Sport

  • Why does Alex only have 1 sock on? 🤣🤣

  • why's Alex got 1 sock on

  • Another cracking podcast lads! Please please could you do a spotlight segment on a EEclone channel called AaronUnknown

  • Electronic communications with a 13 year old? Isn't that grooming? :)

  • Gareth has a mind wander about double pen.

  • You are one of the funniest think to listen while working, And also very amazed that Gareth have came to my home country Bulgaria

  • My IS200's sunroof is decent, doesn't leak into the interior but the metal holding the glass is crispier than Jack's MX5 lol