The Big Brown Oven On Wheels!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownPR215, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. BrownPR215

    BrownPR215 What Can Brown Do To You!

    Today has to be the hottest tempurature I've ever delivered in. It was a whopping 98 degrees here in Philly, with the heat index it was near 110. I know its pointless to have an a/c with as many stops we do but a small fan like the postal trucks would be nice. My head felt to small for my brain. The vents in our package cars suck! :hot:
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I had an older 1000 that did have a small fan mounted above the dashboard--it was great. You're right, A/C wouldn't be very cost effective.
  3. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    Since were on this subject, does anybody install fans or anything of that nature in there trucks? If so, where?
  4. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Oh i was drenched, at the point where it's disgusting. It was hard to set up, even the shelves were burning hot, steering wheel, everything.
  5. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    I know I'm old but you guys should be thankful you can wear shorts now! Back when I started we had double seated wool pants! I carryed a insulated gallon jug of water to stay hydrated. Some days I had to refill it twice depending on the trip. I usually would try to find some shade to park the Oven while on lunch.
  6. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    I believe it is the contract,if you ask your mechanic they have to get you one. I myself don't like them. All the dirt roads get blown directly in your face. May be ok if you have a city route. I also picked the right week to be off.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'm not sure which is worse, the heat itself or all of the idiots who ask you, "Hot enough for ya?"
  8. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    What heat? It was snowing today.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you from the Northwest area of the country?
  10. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    yes, a little cold 2day
  11. hseofpayne

    hseofpayne Guest

    I drive a P700, had the mechanic install a power converter under dash on side of car where battery is located. I connect the clamps to the battery and then I can plug in whatever I want; fan can be mounted on dash of p700 w/o getting in the way. Some guys use the converter to run their radios too. Oh, and I bought the converter myself, manager prefered let mechanic install.I
  12. wyobill

    wyobill New Member

    It snowed last night, high of 50 tomarrow..... Where"s the heat!:happy2:
  13. SteveOUPS

    SteveOUPS Me and my helper.

    Why no A/C ??? We have heat in the winter and we keep the doors shut. Why can we not keep the doors shut in the summer with A/C. Fedex new trucks have A/C. My personal vehicle has A/C. The tractors all have A/C. Management's Office has A/C. WHY no A/C ??? Because this company, UPS, absolutely HATES its delivery drivers. Thats the only reason that makes sense to me!!!
  14. tvick

    tvick Gravy Boat Captain

    all of our trucks in the Dickson, TN center have fans on top of the dash
  15. chocolate thunder

    chocolate thunder New Member

    nice to live in florida on my route,ate my lunch in my pool.
  16. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    YOU can have my fan it has ten years of dirt on it 130 in pakage area today
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Now that brought back some memories- mostly bad ones though. Other than the day I retired the second best day I ever had at UPS was the day they finally lets us wear shorts. THANK YOU one more time Teamsters Union.:peaceful:
  18. mittam

    mittam Member

    I cant imagine in the south and the west how hot it must be. Here in southwest Ohio our trucks are around 150 in th ebackend. I carry a meat thermometer to see just how hot it gets. The fan just blows all the hot air at you and like previous poster all the dirt also.My response to "hot enough for ya" is not yet!
  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You must be new then if this is the hottest day you have ever delivered. It gets hotter. We haave a driver that calls off anytime it gets above 90, especially when the humidity is 90% like it was the last few days. The thing that bothers me the most is my feet are f---in' hot in my new shoes.
  20. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    My pet peeve, also. My standard reply is no,( while I am drenched in sweat delivering their packages).
    I just smile and say, "Lets kick it up another 10 more degrees and weed out the wimps".
    They just smile back at me and stay in the A/C, while I go back to my pkg car.