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How UPS Drivers Stay Safe During Summer Heat: Hydration is the Key

Summer has delivered its annual blend of heat and humidity to most parts of the U.S. For UPS drivers – who spend most of their working hours outside – staying safe during hot weather is crucial.

Here at UPS, we take a comprehensive approach to safety and wellness with hydration as a key element. In fact, our hydration program is a year-round effort that includes a hydration self-check card. According to UPS Occupational Health Manager Janice Hartgens, “Hydration is fundamental to our safety process. We would like our employees and their families to develop hydration habits that become second nature.”

So what are the best practices that UPS employees follow? And how are they useful to others? Read on.

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Sloppy Joes Travel the Distance

It’s the start of summer and what better way to celebrate than by going on a picnic. First step: deciding what’s on the menu. Maybe it includes your favorite sandwich, some chips and iced tea. 

Chances are you haven’t tasted Town Hall Deli’s famous “Sloppy Joe.” Piled high with roast beef, turkey and topped with their famous secret sauce, this sandwich brings joy to customers living near the deli in South Orange, N.J., as far as California and everywhere in between.

There are several ways to make a ‘Joe. It all depends on how you like it. “The original is made with tongue, ham, coleslaw and ‘secret’ sauce on top of thinly sliced pullman rye bread,” said Tony Wonski, owner of Town Hall Deli. Other options for those less adventurous include turkey, roast beef, tuna and egg salad.

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When it’s Hot Outside, UPS Helps Anderson Seafoods Keep Deliveries Cold

At UPS, we ♥ logistics and ♥ our small business customers

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of grilling season and if you’re hosting a holiday BBQ make sure you have plenty of tasty grilled eats like chicken, burgers and veggies. And if you want a healthy option, throw some seafood on the grill. 

From shrimp and scallops to salmon, UPS small business customer Anderson Seafoods has it. The company has been providing seafood to high-end restaurants and hotels for more than 30 years, but now my weekend chef friends can shop and order right from the company’s website. “We’re delivering Alaskan Halibut, Copper River Salmon and West Australian Lobster Tails right to people’s homes,” said Dennis Anderson, chief executive officer. If you order by 1 p.m. PST today, UPS will ship it Next Day Air and have it arrive on your doorstep by 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.

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