Air conditioning in yard birds

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gorilla75jdw, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    Do any of you guys at the larger hubs , smaller hubs have air conditioning in your yard birds , shifting trucks ? Our management tells us after the grievance is filed and heard that no birds have A.C. in them across the country , and we all know how trustworthy management is . If you do have A.C. in your yard bird could you post a picture of it .
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The only yard bird we ever had was an old Diamond Reo cab-over with 10 million miles on it that was painted yellow with a brush. I doubt it had ANYTHING on it that worked.
  3. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Don't know of any of these that have AC, even down here in Texas where we could sure use them. They do assign a certain number of old rag-tag tractors to take up the slack to shift in the yard, and you can sometimes find a/c in these.
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I know the shifting horses at CACH don't have AC.
  5. Wizzy

    Wizzy Member

    Putting AC in all yard birds as soon as they finish with the package cars where the real work happens!
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  6. Number24

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  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Next you will be wanting heat in the the winter months.
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  8. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Just curious, why do shifters feel they need A/C? Don't you think P/C drivers feel the same? We all know that will never happen.
  9. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    I would think shifters need/want a.c. just like every other position without a.c. , but that's just me . We had a feeder driver from Louisville KY telling us on the c.b. they have them at worldport, that was why I was asking . Carry on .
  10. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Feeder drivers like to stir up trouble sometimes too. I wouldn't believe a whole lot a feeder driver says. lol. Don't ask me how I know these things. ;)
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  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Whoa!! Are you saying that maybe, just maybe, FNN isn't totally accurate?
  12. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    One thing I do know is feeder drivers. I know one guy in particular who would start a rumor, it didn't matter what about. May be a guy get demoted or we lost some jobs to Dallas, or whatever. He would just make something up. He would wait a week to see what it had evolved into while it made the rounds. If FNN had it, it must be true. Never known this company to tell a lie.[​IMG]
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  13. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    No a/c here in Wisconsin. The new Ottawas have an a/c switch but it has been removed.
  14. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Hey wait a minute, I think I drove that tractor when it was new.:w00t:
  15. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    You have to wait until winter for the cold air to work in those things.
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  17. hyena

    hyena Well-Known Member

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  18. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Heck, they just now got the heat working good in those things!
  19. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    A few years back, Worldport got 15 brand new yardbirds factory equipped with a/c.

    Before these yardbirds were put into service, UPS had automotive remove the a/c from everyone of them.
  20. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Sometimes we used to rent mules during peak, and I've seen them in those, but who needs AC in December?