AC

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by RuthlessSupSlayer, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. RuthlessSupSlayer

    RuthlessSupSlayer Active Member

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  2. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

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  3. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    A petition will do nothing.
     
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  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  5. old levi's

    old levi's I use to care... but things have changed

    Of course a traditional AC system will not work; you're not going to keep that entire rolling hot box cool.
    You need a unique cooling system designed for the drivers of these vehicles. Something along the lines of a unit mounted above the driver that would provide a substantial downward stream of cooled air to wash over the driver starting at his head, perhaps with a intermittent misting feature.

    The money will never allocated, because if you fallout the company will just place another driver in the seat.
     
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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    In all honestly AC would be useless for package car drivers.

    Give it to the guys who really need it , us feeders. I almost broke a sweat cranking up the landing gear last night.
     
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  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    But heat works.....
     
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Exactly. The AC is awesome in the cab. What we really need is to be able to remotely raise and lower the gear FROM the cab...
     
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  9. Mst3k

    Mst3k Active Member

    Do not need ac in cab, we need it in the oven we store the packages in.
     
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  10. Mst3k

    Mst3k Active Member

    This box of kittens was alive when I started delivering
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    And have retractable air/electrical cords from in the cab.
     
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  12. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    I'm not a seasoned driver but from when I did drive it's was always insanely hot in the cargo. I know the trucks are constantly being turned off and on but even just a vent a cool air when the truck is on would be helpful.

    I don't think it has to be 68 degrees in there but just a vent would keep the temp back there from reaching 115ish degrees I'm guessing.

    Plus when a driver feels overheated and there isn't any ac in sight it could be a literal life saver for a driver to take 5 minutes and stand in front of the cool air
     
  13. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Ac would be great on cargo area . up front not good . turn on ac 125 times a day its gonna break more than it works.some kinda system in back. Would be great .even of they hook up a flat celing fan that blows down .that would work..
     
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  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I have always said this. There should be multiple vents from the from to take air in and in the rear to push the hot air out.
     
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  15. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain. Had a 350 mile drive and the AC worked but not very well. I was mildly uncomfortable.
     
  16. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    When I did package I'd always vent the back. I'd open the rear door and bulk head door and back up to my next stop. Cooled the back down at least 20°.
     
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  17. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    You guys have had it so tough when they did away with the powered landing gear. Now it's TURN THE CRANK FRANK!!!
     
  18. Brownsocks

    Brownsocks Just a dog

    With all the Omaha steaks and cold critical we deliver it is really stupid not to cool cargo.
     
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  19. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Take your sweet time at those dock deliveries, and let the buildings AC flow into your truck!
     
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  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Still see those once in a blue moon..