Australia Post managing director quits $4.3 million job after public outcry over salary

2/23/17 Canberra • Australia’s highest-paid public servant announced his resignation Thursday, two weeks after the revelation that he made 5.6 million Australian dollars ($4.3 million) last year sparked a public furor and created a political headache for the government. Australia Post managing director Ahmed Fahour said he was quitting the national mail service on the […]

USPS, FedEx Extend Express Air Transportation Contract for 7 more years

FedEx Extends Express Air Transportation Contract With United States Postal Service MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 23, 2017 … FedEx Corp. today announced that its FedEx Express subsidiary has entered into an extension to the express air transportation contract with the United States Postal Service originally executed on April 23, 2013. The contract modification extends the agreement […]

North Carolina Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty To Detaining And Delaying Mail

February 22, 2017 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Gary Wayne Collins, 53, of Forest, City, N.C., appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, and pleaded guilty to detaining and delaying U.S. mail in Cleveland and Rutherford Counties, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Paul L. […]

Former Rochester Postal Employee Arrested For Stealing Smartphones From The Mail

2/22/17 ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Bobby Bullard, Jr., 35, of Rochester, NY, was arrested and charged in a criminal complaint with theft by a government employee. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig R. Gestring, […]

Spartan Motors’ Utilimaster Seeks Withdrawal from USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program as Body Builder

Partners with Prototype Award Participant to Upfit USPS Vehicles with Cargo Management Solutions CHARLOTTE, Mich., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) (“Spartan” or the “Company”), a global leader in specialty chassis and vehicle design, manufacturing and assembly, today announced that its Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services (FVS) business unit — which […]

Washington Post Article Gets It Wrong About USPS

2/16/17 Response to Washington Post Editorial Board’s “The Postal Service needs more than a Band-Aid,” February 13, 2017. The Post has set up a false dilemma for its readers: that we must curtail postal services (including Saturday delivery) and eliminate jobs to save the USPS from certain deterioration and failure. They base this on claims that the Postal Service “can’t pay their bills” […]

President John F. Kennedy Forever Stamp to be Dedicated on Presidents Day

February 20 Ceremony at Presidential Library WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth by dedicating a Forever stamp in his honor at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. The 10 a.m. February 20 Presidents Day ceremony, free and open to the public, […]