Temp in back of package car

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsman68, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    hot temp.jpg

    Here is the temp today August 3rd 2011 in a back of a package car in East Texas.
    Now that is hot
    hot temp.jpg
  2. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    What was the high today? 101 here.
  3. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

  4. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Wow! But it's our fault when we get heatstroke. Uh huh.
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I remember measuring the temperature one summer day in the back of a P400 and it was 144 degrees.
  6. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    To be uniformly brown it needs to be at least 160 degrees
    [TD="width: 27%"]Well Done
    [TD="width: 20%"]160 degrees F and above
    [TD="width: 51%"]steak is uniformly brown throughout
  7. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    i remember many many moons ago it was an automatic warning letter if you hit your head coming out of a P-400
  8. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Member

    We had a heat wave here in the NYC area 2 weeks ago & I put a thermometer in the truck during lunch. That Thursday it read about 125, on the Friday it was way off the dial.....probably 145-150. I can post the pics if necessary.
  9. badpal

    badpal Member

  10. AZBrown

    AZBrown Teamster by choice

    That unit needs some cross ventilation.
    Would ups' stance on that be, "you only need to be in a package car for 3.2 seconds to grab a box for delivery, so 145 shouldn't be a problem."
  11. upsguy80

    upsguy80 New Member

    Looks like youu have a goog load though
  12. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I always hated the wheel bearing grease the mechanics used to use to lube the plywood bulkhead door rail.
    Too many times, I brushed the top of my head ducking thru.
    Good thing I had dark hair back then.
    Stepping into the back of the 400 from the rear was the big challenge.
    Those two teeth like door latch stops on the top rail put some dents into my skull.
    I have never been knocked out-(and I have had a lot of head shots)-,but those damn fangs brought me to my knees more than once.
    The P400 was the most dangerous vehicle I have ever driven.
  13. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    That is what I thought too. It looks like one of the loads in the hazardous training videos.

    All the packages lined up nicely lip loaded with the labels facing forward and the floor empty.
  14. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    And I thought I was the only one who had problems with the old p-400. It was the first vehicle I drove at UPS and for a few days I couldn't figure out in the shower why my hair was so dirty and greasy.
  15. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    P400, plywood door, knocked out...must have been the good olé days when the job was really easy and really safe and it paid way better and there was AC, low steps, 3 point seat belts, power steering and an auto trans in every truck and everyone was happy and in love with each other. Ahhhhh, those days are long gone....
  16. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    In this part of East Texas, a customer used an infrared thermometer "gun" while standing at the passenger side door.
    The cab temp was 161 degrees.
    He checked the back and it was a balmy 137 with both -(front and back)- doors open.
    Thankfully the add/cuts bs have gone by the wayside-(for the moment)- and I only have "easy" days of 9.25hrs.
    I guess if this job was easy only old men and young girls would do it.
  17. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I will drink a cup of kindness to auld lang syne.

    I do not miss those days, but I remember them well.
  18. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    on a 105deg day yeah the back is gonna be 145
  19. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    When was that 1953???
  20. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Those were horrid little vehicles. 4-wheel drum brakes that would lock up if you even touched the brake pedal....no back-up lights....port-holes in the roof instead of opaque fiberglass that barely let any light in at all....doors that were scientifically designed to rip your scalp off if you forgot to duck....and the ergonomics of an iron maiden. You couldnt have designed a worse delivery vehicle if you tried.