Video: USPS Says It Tried To Deliver My Package, But Home Security Video Shows Otherwise

Anyone who’s ever been anxiously awaiting the arrival of a promised package might know the sheer frustration of waiting around at home all day, only to check the tracking later and find that a carrier attempted delivery when you finally left the house. That’s what happened to Consumerist reader Tony — only he had video […]

We Got This! Postal Workers have a handle on sorting packages

12.23.2014 This time of year, the U.S. Postal Service sorting facility in Scarborough, Maine is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The facility has nearly 500 employees, and in the last few days before Christmas, 120,000 to 130,000 items will pass through each night. A domed mirror reflects packages moving along a […]

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 […]

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 – […]

Behind the Scenes: USPS busy as Christmas nears

Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 All the mail for south central and southwestern Wisconsin goes through the United States Postal Service processing and distribution center in Madison before making its way to its final destination. This week things are busier than any other time of the year. “On an average day, we may cancel about […]

USPS expects more than 640 million pieces of mail on Monday

Postal Service Ready for Busiest Mailing Day of the Year WASHINGTON — Monday, Dec. 15, will mark the Postal Service’s busiest mailing day of the year with more than 640 million cards, letters and packages expected to be processed. Last year 607 million pieces of mail were delivered during the holiday season, reflecting an increase […]

USPS to deliver packages seven days a week during holidays

Double-digit package growth predicted during the busy holiday shipping season WASHINGTON — The Postal Service kicked off the holiday shipping season today by announcing that it will be delivering packages seven days a week in major cities and high volume areas starting Nov. 17 through Christmas Day in response to expected double-digit package volume growth. […]

UPS taps new delivery tool: Other stores

UPS is testing out the use of neighborhood stores as backup pick-up spots to improve service and lower its costs amid stiffening competition. United Parcel Service thinks it has found the perfect tool to speed up package delivery, and in the process lower costs: neighborhood convenience and grocery stores. UPS, the world’s largest package delivery […]

UPS hiring over 90,000 temp workers, adding thousands of vehicles, aircraft for Holiday delivery surge

UPS faced criticism last Christmas when a surge in online shopping and a harsh winter caught the company off guard, leading to huge delays that frustrated customers and ran up costs. UPS underestimated holiday volume so most packages were delivered after Christmas. After the holiday debacle, UPS announced in February that it is investing more […]