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UPS drivers say heat levels in their trucks without AC are reaching as high as 121 degrees

Added 08-04-22 04:14:03pm EST - “Drivers shared photos of heat readings from their trucks that showed temperatures ranging from 116 to 121 degrees.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “UPS drivers say heat levels in their trucks without AC are reaching as high as 121 degrees”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Some UPS drivers say their trucks are reaching heat levels as high as 120 degrees amid the summer heat wave.

On Tuesday, a Teamsters group shared photos of heat readings from UPS drivers that showed temperatures in the vehicles ranging from 116 to 121 degrees. 

"UPS CEOs would never accept working in 120 or 130-degree offices," Teamsters for a Democratic Union tweeted. "Drivers shouldn't have to either."

A UPS spokesperson told Insider it invests over $260 million per year in safety programs, including ones designed to address hot weather.

"UPS drivers are trained to work outdoors and to manage the effects of hot weather. Preparation, rest, hydration and maintaining good health practices are key to working outdoors," the spokesperson said. "We also offer our employees multiple ways to share their concerns with us, and we promptly address issues when they are brought to our attention. We never want our employees to continue working to the point that they risk their health or work in an unsafe manner."

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