— (Quentin R. Bufogle)
Require UPS to provide air conditioning to delivery drivers. Arizona experiences record breaking heat, every year.
As a UPS driver, who drives 8-10 hours a day in a solid metal truck with no air, my husband is at risk of injury every day. The temperature inside the cargo area is 15-20 degrees hotter than the outside temperature. Average temperatures in Arizona, for 5 months out of the year, are over 110 degrees. That means that the cargo area in a UPS truck is at least 125 degrees. This is extremely dangerous, as not only is the temperature a factor but a UPS driver is not allowed to go home until all of the packages on his truck are delivered. Imagine running for 8-10 hours in a fluctuating temperature of 100-125 degrees…dangerous right?
Even after 20 years of service, my husband still has no air but twice as much work during the summer than the rest of the year. As a Fortune 500 company, UPS could show appreciation to their dedicated drivers by giving them air conditioning in their vehicles. UPS is the ONLY company that does not provide this comfort. In the excessive heat of the southwest, it is mandatory for the health and safety of all UPS drivers to have air conditioning. If it is illegal in the state of Arizona to leave a child or pet in your vehicle during the hot summer months, then it is only reasonable to suggest that safety measures, such as air conditioning, be required in UPS trucks.
Delivery drivers are the ONLY employees, within UPS, who do not have vehicles with air conditioning.
Please sign, share and support us as we ask UPS to give all of their employees the same treatment, provide air conditioning for your package car drivers.
*We would also like to ask the State of Arizona to enact a safety measure to protect anyone who would be required to endure extreme temperatures inside of non air conditioned vehicles. *