On Hot Days - Buisness Or Resi Route?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brohn Bron, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Brohn Bron

    Brohn Bron Active Member

    As a cover driver, we often do 5 different routes per week. Sometimes they are business heavy with lots of air conditioned businesses with multiple floors and bulk. Sometimes the routes are 230 + residential stops and no air conditioned relief in sight. Personally, I find it excruciating to get comfortable delivering in a well air conditioned business and then walk out the front entrance to a wall of aweful heat and humidity. I do better when I’m just balance out in the heat the whole time and my body just gets use to it. No ups and downs. What is your preferences?
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2018
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    A fan in the cab and an eight hour day.
     
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  3. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    You shoulda came to Philly Bron! I agree with you, I’d rather just be out in the heat and get used to it. Take my lunch in the AC, then get back to it. If I’m in and out of AC all day, I feel less comfortable.
     
  4. Brohn Bron

    Brohn Bron Active Member

    Lol I too feel Philly would have been a great fit. Talented group there!

    Less comfortable is a great way to say it. It’s all uncomfortable, but getting teased with wonderful cool air is just cruel!
     
  5. Total package

    Total package We can rebuild him

    I don't think in and out of ac does you a lot of good but sometimes a few minutes can help. I have a post office on my route where it's cold enough to hang meat and it does revive me somewhat
     
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  6. Total package

    Total package We can rebuild him

    On the flip side I can spend most of my lunch hour in the ac and the pool and still be miserable 10 minutes after I punch back in
     
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  7. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Residential for sure, no doubt.
    Leave the heavy stuff for grunts who can’t think fast.
     
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  8. Brohn Bron

    Brohn Bron Active Member

    Yessir I appreciate your perspective! However, some ‘heavy stuff/biz routes’ are awefully vanilla/easy some days.
     
  9. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Customers always say “ stay cool!”, It gets annoying
     
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  10. Brohn Bron

    Brohn Bron Active Member

    I’m not the only one!!!
     
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  11. MrBates

    MrBates Active Member

    During intense hot days when its over 90 degrees I personally like the little breaks from the heat. Business routes are also good during those brutal cold winters.
     
  12. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    My route is half commercial and half resi,but a country run where you can get up enough speed to feel a breeze can feel good as well not a lot of stop and go.
     
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  13. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    Stay cool in the heat and stay dry in the rain....hear this crap all the time.
     
  14. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Is it hot enough for you?
     
  15. OrionIsDaddy

    OrionIsDaddy Member

    I prefer Residential in the summer and business in the winter...I dont want the front desk babes seeing the true me, dripping in sweat.
     
  16. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Waaaaaaahhh
    It's hot!
     
  17. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    The humidity is the real killer here. If it's not too humid, then it doesn't really matter to me. The days that it's really humid/hot and going in and out of buildings is the worst. By my 30th stop it looks like I've ran a marathon. You always get that inevitable "I didn't know it's raining outside hur dur." comment as well. Give me the resis all day long.
     
  18. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    My favorite!
     
  19. Theupsrookie

    Theupsrookie Member

    Come to Texas, the weather isnt to bad in the summer :wink2::wink2:
     
  20. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Resi route.
    Stay at Home Moms make the best lemonade.