Union Brother ✊🧔 RPCD
I drive with my bulkhead door open this time of year …if they have a problem with it I could call my local news station
Still way too hot Mr. @Integrity…I got a chance to sit in a brand new package car this morning , fully equipped with multiple fans facing driver and great rear ventilation.In the extreme heat using this method what is your estimate of the temperature of the cargo area?
According to the article in the original post:
Although individual responses to extreme heat will vary, at an air temperature greater than 44°C /111.2 friend an environment of high humidity, is it now widely accepted that the human body will be at the very limits of its tolerance.
What is the longest you have had to stay in those extreme temperatures?
Still way too hot Mr. @Integrity…
I got a chance to sit in a brand new package car this morning , fully equipped with multiple fans facing driver and great rear ventilation.
the problem is ….we only have 1 out of 100 package cars.
time for UPS to upgrade our aging fleet..
I get it.Well, I think that's kind of a loaded question. I've never "had" to be back there for more than a few seconds at a time, excluding bulk stops. My problem was always not finding a package-- I always forced myself to look for much longer than I shouldve instead of sorting a shelf, checking once and moving on if it wasn't where it should be. Double back if it turns up later but no worries either way.
Wow that sucks. A work place injury/illness? How did UPS management treat you?Because of that, I've been in the back for upwards of 25-30min in the dead of Summer. I paid the price for it too, with heat exhaustion and a trip to the ER.
Not one of us should.I don't play games with the heat anymore.
I get it.
Wow that sucks. A work place injury/illness? How did UPS management treat you?
Not one of us should.
Upstate had a climate controlled environment while delivering packages off the clock in his own vehicle while on his way home. Ask him about it. He's pretty proud of all the time and work he donated to the companyWhat's the hottest temps you remember dealing with, Upstate? Assuming you delivered in UpstateNY like your handle implies, I can't imagine the weather much different from what I deal with around DC. Your Winters were probably much worse, though.
we don’t have telematics anymore grandpa,....unless you also ride with the overhead or barn doors open this would be a waste of time and would jack up your telematics numbers...
Well, I know for a fact that they had Telematics this past Peak, so it may be more that they are no longer monitoring it rather than they don't have it anymore.
Part of classroom training for new drivers was monitoring Telematics reports. It's amazing what some of the drivers are doing on road, especially when it comes to backing.
The new management that had been hired in the last couple years are poorly paid, poorly trained, have lost most of the benefits that made the job worthwhile. Carol has destroyed the culture this is the fruits of that.Serious lack of training at UPS lately by management, it’s not all the new drivers fault. ( Covid-19 social distancing affected this ) We’ve had more crashes this year than probably 10 years prior. UPS needs to get serious about training our new hires.
and management needs to get serious about their jobs…