How to keep cool in summer heat

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by srvhero, May 24, 2012.

  1. srvhero

    srvhero "leastbest"

    OK drivers, the temperature is rising as fast as the stop counts. I need all suggestions on ways to keep cooler this summer. Please provide all of your cooling secrets. Has anyone out there tried a cooling vest?
  2. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    BIG pitcher of ice water. If you get to hot poor some on your head and neck.
  3. Call in...
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Bid Feeders, tractors have AC.
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I was born cool.
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I have a spray bottle. I spray my face, arms, legs, etc to help cool off. I soak my head with water.
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Soak your head in water? That reminded me of the scene in 'True Lies' where Jamie Lee used the vase of water to slick back her stuff !!!
  8. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Deal with it and move on its life of a driver , try to stay out of the back and keep the truck moving , on really hot days I try to line up my truck in the morning so I don't have to in the afternoon
  9. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    and if you're lucky the a/c will work! If your not lucky, you can write it up and it will be "scheduled for service", which means if MAY be fixed by Sept.
  10. splozi

    splozi Guest

    It's a shame you guys don't wear white shirts.
  11. killamjl

    killamjl Member

    Step 1... ( Warm Weather ) Lots of cool water, I keep mine in a big styrofoam cup in the cup holder(if you have on in your truck) take a sip every stop. Dont chug

    Step 2... ( Hot Weather) Get a decent sized ice chest. Something that can hold at least a bag of ice, but something easy enough to carry around.

    Step 3... (Really Hot Weather) Place a hand towel or something similar in ice chest and make sure its soaked, wrap around you neck, every 20-30mins, resoak in ice water. Dont be afriad to get a little wet, makes a huge difference

    Step 4...(Hell) Use above 3 steps and I add a clip on fan I bough from amazon, keeps the air moving and plugs into a 12v car adapter(do this at your own risk).

    If I do all those things the heat never bothers me, its just a pain to have to set it all up in the morning.
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Lol, there is a poster at work of ways to avoid heat exhaustion. One of them is to wear light colored clothes.

    Can we really do that???
  13. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    A friend of my son's dad just purchased a summer home on the lake I deliver to. They will only be using it on weekends. Got the garage code and key to the house this week. Will be doing lots of swimming off the pier as the weather heats up!
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Would that be the same as saying "my friend"?
  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Free balling all summer long. It gives me that edge and makes me feel sexy.
  16. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Retire and stay in the house. Works for me.
  17. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    I believe booking off is the best way to stay cool

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    Bid a rte that’s by the ocean, That’s what I did. I always take my lunch at beach where there is always a nice cool ocean breeze and the scenery isn't bad either.
  19. brownelf

    brownelf Active Member

    in regards to the OP, a few years back I got a pair of underarmour heat gear underwear for those really hot days. They are pricey but work well at keeping you cooler, as well as preventing heat rash in your vital areas.
  20. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Drink , drink , drink . . . . .
    Wet a washcloth in the morning and keep it on ice in your cooler.
    Wipe your face , neck and wrists down every hour or so . . .