I think that my rep is going the wrong way...
Perhaps if you are not happy with the decibel level in your package car you could find a new job...I'm sure that there are plenty of part timers in the hub that deal with a lot more noise than you would be happy to have a $70000 year plus job. Complain,complain,complain...
Happy with the decibel level?
When I worked in the coal mine, OSHA and MSA had strict guidelines for hearing loss due to constant or impact decibel noise levels. We were required to take periodic hearing test and carry monitors for a day so that the test results could determine where the problems were occurring and preventive/protective measures could be applied.
I have often considered placing a decibel monitor in my cab. The impact noise of the bulkhead door on rough country roads. The drone of the engine and the rattle of the doors when you are going over 50mph.
Hearing loss is a slow process caused over time with constant exposure.
The coal mine still pays better than UPS(over $80,000.00 + benefits) and they are willing to pay for preventative measures.
If monitors were placed in the buildings and the pkg cars, UPS might get in deep soup over a class action suit over hearing loss.
UPS seems too busy putting monitors on cars for the bulk head door being closed,parking break on, flashers on when parked ect... to avoid liability claims, but fails to see the liability on the long term health effects of the driver.