Postal News Recap: Trump victory, late night mail delivery, carrier assault

Postal Worker charged with identity theft can remain on job HOUSTON – A 26-year-old Houston postal worker may already be back on the job just one day after being charged by the feds. D’angela Domio [a City Carrier Assistant for two years] and five others are accused of preying on people’s personal information and stealing […]

USPS plans to hire 35,000- 40,000 seasonal workers for holidays

To most effectively handle increasing package volume, the U.S Postal Service works year-round to build a flexible workforce. In 2015, the U.S. Postal Service hired nearly 29,000 seasonal workers to perform as mail handlers, retail associates, some tractor trailer drivers and city carrier assistants. As we get closer to this year’s holiday season’s increased package […]

Video: Mail thief tries to escape on kayak

Mail thief tries to escape on kayak 12.25.14 SAMMAMISH, Wash. —A suspected mail thief chose a bizarre getaway vehicle and got caught in the middle of Lake Sammamish. Now he and a woman are in the King County Jail. “I just thought it was a kayak theft, a kayak hijacking,” explained Brian Conway, standing with […]

UPS, FedEx Cap Holiday Deliveries Amid Late Surge

12.24.14 In October the president of U.S. operations for UPS, Myron Gray, said that if retailers exceed their shipping quotas, UPS might “mute what they are giving to us.” The company’s chief commercial officer, Alan Gershenhorn, said there could be surcharges. Asked to clarify the remarks, UPS officials said they would first work with retailers […]

USPS is setting new records as Christmas nears

The Postal Service delivered a record 28.3 million packages Dec. 22, surpassing the previous milestone — 27.9 million deliveries — set one week earlier. The Dec. 22 deliveries were up 9.5 percent over the busiest day last year. On Dec. 21, USPS delivered 6.3 million packages, the most delivered on a Sunday. The Postal Service […]

Postal Carrier Brings Mail, Holiday Cheer to Old Forge

Postal Carrier Brings Mail, Holiday Cheer to Old Forge dressed  as a nutcracker OLD FORGE — This is one of the busiest times of the year for the postal service and one carrier is getting into the holiday spirit. Frank Piccotti has carried on a holiday tradition for about 30 years of his career as […]

Christmas season the Super Bowl of mail carriers

SPOKANE, Wash. –It’s the most wonderful time of the year but, for U.S. Postal workers, it’s also the busiest time of the year, with the Christmas season being the Super Bowl of mail carriers. Postal carrier David Lantz was on his normal route Monday delivering to downtown Spokane businesses. The only difference is he’s carrying […]

Video: Driver chases FedEx truck down highway that was losing Christmas packages out of back doors

Chasing a FedEx truck down on HWY 40 in Colorado that had a back door open losing Christmas packages. A man traveling on I-40 in Colorado after dodging packages in the road was able to stop the Fedex driver. via Chasing a Fed Ex truck down that was losing Christmas Packages out back door – […]

Video: A Test for UPS: One Day, 34 Million Packages

In Wake of 2013 Christmas Snafus, High-Tech Upgrades Made to Handle Deluge ATLANTA— United Parcel Service Inc. all year has been focused on one day above the rest: Monday Dec. 22, when it will deliver 34 million packages, more than any other in its history. It is a big test for the delivery giant after […]

USPS network operations in full force for the holidays

Peak Performance 12.19.14 Postal facilities across the nation are working hard to keep the mail moving during the peak holiday season. Atlanta District is having its biggest season ever. One example: Package volume at the Peachtree P&DC has surged 23 percent this month compared to last year, with 735,000 packages processed Dec. 15 alone. In […]