17 Comments on "Lawmaker pushing for action after Phoenix postal worker cooks steak in vehicle"

  1. i had a can of soda explode in my mail truck the other day, which can only happen at 120+ degrees.

  2. Mailman in Cali | August 3, 2019 at 12:35 am | Reply

    I work in similar temps in inland California, and it’s not uncommon to see 110 plus degrees inside the cab, which is often our only source of shade. In addition, the fans that are mounted on the dashboard to circulate air only work when the engine is running, so it’s only usable when traveling. That means where there’s stops of 4,4.5 up to 30 minutes or more between travel time, there is no circulating air inside the cab and temps rise. I might also point out that our district office denied purchasing bottled water for the carriers because they deemed it too expensive. This is only a couple months after we were instructed they would keep water on board for us.

    • Why don’t workers bring a reusable water bottle? Then they can refill them and there is less pollution. It’s takes personal responsibility to be environmentally conscious.

  3. USPS is all talk and no show.

  4. Messages on our scanner and stand up talks covers the postal service from liability.

  5. I have pics of my postal vehicle reaching 138.9° on the floorboard by 1pm in Florida.

  6. It goes to show you that Fred Rolando and the NALC suck for letting these conditions to get out of hand by selling out to management to make routes longer and intentionally understaffing office to do a mythical under time pivots so management could get their bonuses. Fred Rolando and the NALC is the defender of management not the letter carrier.

  7. Cynthia leffue | August 3, 2019 at 11:47 am | Reply

    My postal vehicle got a flat tire out on the route. I waited as n extra 2 hours out in the Arizona heat 110 degrees that day…when I asked for a little assistance because the parcels were heavy due to Amazon prime day I was told no that regular carriers dont get help…..I was so mad…..

  8. Bill Richardson | August 3, 2019 at 1:54 pm | Reply

    Funny… I remember when I worked for the Postal Service… They ordered some Semi trucks, which came standard with air conditioning, but they paid to have the a/c removed from them.

    • I don’t know if it is true but I heard a similar rumor about the Ford Windstars when they were bought as an interim replacement for the letter carriers retired jeeps

  9. freezer in the winter, oven in the summer. USPS doesnt care about their employees one bit

  10. Wow! UPS and US Postal Service should not be a to endure extreme heat without accommodations for workers!,especially when TAX FREE AMAZON has the privilege of driving around air conditioned vehicles!

    • Wow that hit home so true. So horrible

    • Brenda Franklikn | August 6, 2019 at 11:19 pm | Reply

      Mercede’s at that

      • Could you imagine the howling that would have occurred if the USPS bought a Mercedes? When that explosion in the number a size of parcels happened we did need that vehicle though but had to wait a couple of years for Dodge to reverse engineer the Mercedes which had trail blazed that class of vehicle, to produce a politically acceptable van with a US company logo on it

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