Video: Postal workers brave extreme heat to get job doneSaturday, June 29th, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – While most people choose to stay indoors during triple digits temperatures, some are forced to work in it until the job is done. Richard Tyler has been through 30 Arizona summer’s, delivering mail to residents throughout Scottsdale.
“I started working on foot delivering mail, which was tough during the summers. I have some seniority so the majority of the time I drive, but it still gets hot with no air conditioning,” said Tyler.
Temperatures in Tyler’s delivery truck get close to 130 degrees during the summer. With no air conditioning and only a small dashboard fan to give a breeze, Tyler had to quickly learn how to cool down.