Rain gear not supplied for drivers?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upser1978, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. upser1978

    upser1978 New Member

    Why doesn't UPS supply rain coats for it's drivers.. A few guys at my center have some from like 10 years ago? Any reason for this? Or is there a place we can buy some on the Upsers site?
  2. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    The windbreaker / coat they give you is waterproof and in the winter you can put a liner in it when it get cold.. It's called dual purpose.
  3. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Ummmmmm,,,, it is NOT waterproof....lol
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    it is 3M water resistant
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    The jacket is only good for a little while in a light rain, I use an umbrella in the heavy stuff. I had a Helper for the first time Wednesday, he was even better!!!
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I don't even bother with rain gear myself. I just get wet. Once it stops raining the browns dry pretty quickly.
  7. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    My guess is cost, I've got one of those old Goretex raincoats and it cost over $150 years ago. Back then we were given sales lead money that could only be used for items in a UPS catalog. The center manager hates it and told me I couldn't wear it anymore cause it didn't have the new logo on it, so I glued a new logo off a worn out sock on it. When I retire I plan to give to one of the younger drivers.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012
  8. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    i call dibs.
  9. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    LOL, already had 3 or 4 ask for it already. Think I may have to have a drawing for it on my last day.
  10. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    I have never gotten wet while wearing the jacket.
  11. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Im glad to hear that for ya..... Ive always gotten wet if it rains harder than a sprinkle for more than 30 minutes. And if it rains crazy hard I break out my big yellow rain coat.... everyone calls me the Gorton fisherman...lol
  12. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    An umbrella and I though only the Fed Ex people did that. How does that umbrella work when you have to use two hands to hold a package or when you open a does to put a package on a porch in in a breezeway.
  13. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    It has a rubberized coating on the inside of it that breaks down after a short period of time.
    This breakdown is accelerated if your dry it in the dryer.
    I wear a lightweight nylon raincoat with vented armpits.
    It's black and I am sure it is not approved, but I wear it anyway.
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member


    I treated mine with Revive, the stuff that makes gore tex work better. I don't know if it helped or not, have not really worked in the rain since.
  15. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Because they would cost the company $1.50 a driver. Then we would go out of business. The money is better spent giving Scott Davis a $13 million bonus for his terribly, terribly hard work.
  16. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Maybe if you got out of the truck......
  17. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    I knew I was doing something wrong..:upssmiley::upssmiley::upssmiley::upssmiley:
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I still have the raincoat that I bought 23 years ago. The zipper doesn't always work right and the part that covers the inside seams has started falling out but it keeps me a lot drier than the shell upsguy swears is waterproof.

    Umbrella? Really?
  19. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    GS told me you HATE helpers and they always had to force one on you,he said you gave them fits haha
  20. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I find that if you step between the raindrops, you don't need any type of rain gear.