UPS driver fed up with trucks that don't have A/C

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  • Coolman posted at 3:44 pm on Mon, Jul 15, 2013.

    Coolman Posts: 1

    I work for a company called CoolShirts Systems. We manufacture personal Heat Stress Prevention & Recovery Products that could be benefit anyone in these types of conditions. They range from a cool “pad” to personal garments that both connect to a cooler with 40 degree water running through it. Another option is a portable system that weighs only 4 pounds full. We also have heat sensor alarms that can be worn on the neck to alert when your body is reaching unsafe heat levels. Good luck to you all and stay COOL!

  • Themasterjas posted at 8:44 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Themasterjas Posts: 1

    Wow during the summer i would love new york weather out here in vegas during the summer when its 120 outside all day hmmm just wonder what we deal with in the truck over 160

  • Will Titus posted at 6:47 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Will Titus Posts: 2

    Stop publicly whining. Get in better shape. Drink lots of water, and nothing but water. I drove package car for over 28 years and never had a heat related illness. I would rather ups spend the money on wages and benefits rather than a/c for package cars. Maybe she needs a career change. Go to work for FedEx and make less money and pay for your health insurance. They have a/c.

  • Will Titus posted at 6:40 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    Will Titus Posts: 2

    She needs to condition herself better. Stop whining publicly. You make the rest of us look bad. You say you have "a cooler full of drinks". This is probably your first mistake. Probably high sugar content. You should be drinking water. Lots of water. And nothing else. I drove package car for over 28 years in Kansas (it is very hot and humid here, too) and never had a heat related illness. I would rather ups spend the money on wages and benefits, rather than a/c for package cars. Maybe she needs to consider a career change.

  • OfcWolfe posted at 6:16 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    OfcWolfe Posts: 1

    I am speaking for my husband, He is a driver also. I understand there have never been AC in the trucks but after reading this, the reason because the doors are open all the time. Wouldnt that go the same as for heat also?

  • MoLoKAHomom posted at 1:55 pm on Fri, Apr 19, 2013.

    MoLoKAHomom Posts: 1

    Weight does MATTER if she wasnt so overweight the heat would not bother her as much. Sadly she smokes too, so between being over weight and smoking Im sure the heat will be just one factor in her death . And she can always quit her job and go find a job with a comfy chair and AC and make A LOT Less $$ an hour. Suck it up Jennifer you do not have it as bad as you think

  • rambler posted at 9:09 pm on Thu, Apr 18, 2013.

    rambler Posts: 1

    It doesnt matter how good of shape you're in this Florida heat is brutal as a fellow driver I understand what she's trying to do but I doubt it will ever happen

  • Mern posted at 8:34 pm on Thu, Apr 18, 2013.

    Mern Posts: 1

    Just want to let UPS know that all FedEx trucks have A/C I drove for 25 years and those trucks do get very hot but we have a bulk door between the cab and the back of the truck ,so we close the bulk door and stay cool in the front of cab.


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