EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) — One person who never quits when it gets a little toasty outside is your local mail carrier. Postal carriers work long hours, sometimes walk far distances or get in and out of the car hundreds of times a day. A letter carrier’s job requirement is literally to be driving around — outside — all day — in a car — with no air conditioning.
CBS4 met one USPS city letter carrier who takes the heat like a champ. Michael Duran said despite the occasional triple-digit temperatures, he has absolutely loved the past 19 years delivering mail in El Paso.
Duran allowed CBS to take a ride-along inside his delivery truck to see how hot it gets inside of it each day. He said it is about 10 degrees hotter inside the truck than outside because there is no AC. Plus it is all metal inside and out.
“We have this fan right here, but (it) just feels like a blow dryer. Just blowing hot air,” Duran said. “I guess it’s good when you’re sweaty. It cools you down. But other than that, it’s hot in here!” Read more