USPS Southern Area may need larger delivery vehicles for high package volume

USPS OIG -Managing Package Growth – Southern Area – Management Advisory Report This report presents the results of our audit of package growth in city delivery operations in the Southern Area . Our objective was to assess the Southern Area’s package growth management strategies in city delivery operations. U.S. Postal Service shipping and packages volume […]

USPS promises neighborhood in Vancouver, WA its own mail carrier after years of misdelivery complaints

Problem blamed on high turnover rate for new letter carriers. Letter Carriers make $15.68 an hour and many don’t last long. The turnover rate is about 33 percent Vancouver, WA – For the last two years, U.S. Postal Service delivery to Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood has been so unpredictable, some residents say it’s a crapshoot […]

Video: Only in Arizona will you find USPS mail delivery by mule

April 7, 2015 – There’s no argument that the Grand Canyon is one of the most intriguing parts of the world, but very few know that tucked away in the area is a small tribe called the Havasupai tribe. Not only is this the smallest Indian nations in the United States, it’s also the only […]

Mail issues plague Lombard Road businesses in Illinois

LOMBARD – Several businesses in Lombard say they’ve experienced chronic poor mail delivery service for at least the past year and in many cases, longer. The charges come about a year after the Lombard post office was inundated with complaints about spotty service. Unlike last year, however, the fresh complaints cannot be chocked up to […]

New Bill Would Stop Mail Slowdown, Reinstate Service Standards

New Bill Would Stop Mail Slowdown, Reinstate Service Standards Recognizing the essential role mail plays in American society, some in Congress are responding to the Postal Service’s disastrous action to eliminate overnight delivery and plans to close or consolidate 82 mail processing facilities.  This week, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) reintroduced the “Protect Overnight Delivery Act,” […]

New House Resolution Takes Aim at Delayed Mail

01/28/2015 – Just weeks into the 114th Congress, a new bipartisan coalition of eight U.S. representatives is taking a stand for prompt, reliable mail service. On Jan. 27, Rep. Dave McKinley (R-WV) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced House Resolution 54, which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the Postal Service should […]

Infographic: The USPS Long Life Vehicle

Pushing the Envelope: The USPS Long Life Vehicle 1.22.2015 Considering the amount of wear and tear these trucks endure, the LLV really is an amazing testament to the durability of American engineering. However, unlike Forever Stamps… THEY’RE NOT BUILT TO DELIVER FOREVER. It was originally designed to last 24 years, but in 2009, the USPS […]

USPS Network Rationalization Phase 2 FAQS for Mailers

USPS Network Rationalization Phase 2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for Mailers AND THE MAILING INDUSTRY (January 12, 2015)   What is Network Rationalization? The Postal Service is responsible for maintaining an efficient mail processing and transportation network. The pace of change affecting the Postal Service has accelerated due to the ubiquity of computer-based communications, both for business […]

Reps. Connolly and Graves Introduce Bill to Preserve 6-Day Mail Delivery

1.12.2015 – Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Sam Graves (R-MO) have introduced a bipartisan House Resolution to preserve six-day mail delivery, including Saturday delivery, by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The Connolly -Graves resolution (H.Res.12) expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the USPS should take all appropriate measures to preserve a vital […]