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 […]

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, […]

NALC President Rolando to testify Tuesday at postal reform hearing

2/6/17 NALC  – NALC President Fredric Rolando is among those called to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the recently introduced postal bill, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). The hearing is set for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. ET, in the Rayburn House Office Building […]

USPS on H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

2/6/17 –USPS News Link – PMG Megan J. Brennan is thanking members of a U.S. House of Representatives committee for introducing a bipartisan bill to reform the Postal Service. The legislation was introduced last week by members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, including Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and members […]

USPS OIG issues report on Michigan facility where 5 postal employees deaths prompted safety concerns

1/25/17 USPS OIG: Environmental Conditions at Michigan Metroplex Processing and Distribution Center Management Advisory Report This report presents the results of our follow-up to the management alert issued February 22, 2016, regarding the malfunction of the methane detection system observed at the U.S. Postal Service Michigan Metroplex (Metroplex) Processing and Distribution Center in Pontiac, MI. […]

USPS releases new U.S. flag stamp

Jan. 27 Ceremony at Southeastern Stamp Expo WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service dedicated a new U.S. Flag stamp today at the Southeastern Stamp Expo in Norcross, GA, continuing the organization’s tradition of celebrating patriotism through stamps that feature one of our nation’s most recognizable symbols. The stamp features a detail from a photograph of […]