USPS OIG: Public Perception of Drone Delivery in the United States

More Americans like the concept of drone delivery than dislike it, but a large number have yet to decide. Drone malfunction is the public’s primary concern — far more than fears about intentional misuse. Exposure to information about drone delivery correlates with greater interest in the idea. The American public anticipates that drone delivery will […]

UPS Testing Drones for Use in Its Package Delivery System

One of the world’s largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system. UPS has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works to test the use of drones to make commercial deliveries to remote or difficult-to-access locations. The companies began testing the drones on Thursday, when they launched one from the seaside […]

NALC: True cause of Postal Service challenges

Fredric Rolando, president, National Association of Letter Carriers: Your editorial [“Labor costs weighing down Postal Service,” Opinion, Aug. 28] misconstrued U.S. Postal Service finances and the cause of its red ink. You focused on workers’ compensation payments, devoting a paragraph to one worker who claimed she couldn’t lift heavy weights, before finding other ways to […]