UPS uniforms get first major redesign since the early 1920s
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UPS uniforms are being redesigned for the first time since the early 1920s, though workers will continue to be clad in the company's traditional brown attire.

The package company released a statement Wednesday saying it will provide new uniforms to its 125,000 drivers to improve breathability and safety.


The new uniform components include a polo-style shirt — available with short-sleeves — that absorbs moisture and allows for more flexible movement, the company said.

The new pants will fit the waist lower, and the baseball cap will be made of "moisture wicking heat-regulating mesh material" instead of plastic, the release said.

UPS has also installed reflective brand marks on the front and back of the shirts to increase visibility of the driver in low-light environments.

“UPS is in the midst of a company-wide Transformation, and a significant part of that effort involves a cultural and brand shift that embraces innovation, speed and relevance,” Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Warren said in the release. “Our new uniforms have a more contemporary look consistent with the company’s ongoing Transformation efforts.”

The release called the new uniforms the "most significant change" since the company permitted its drivers to wear shorts in the early 1990s.

UPS will allow drivers to choose between the new and old uniforms for free and will recycle the rejected old uniforms, the release stated.