Oshkosh Teams With Ford On $6-Billion USPS Mail Truck Bid

By Jerry Hirsch – March 06, 2018 Ford Motor Co. is working with Oshkosh Corp. on a bid that could be worth more than $6 billion to develop the next mail truck for the U.S. Postal Service. At least one prototype of the truck, which is based on Ford’s Transit cargo van, was seen undergoing…

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USPS: Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 11

Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 11. Here are five things to know about the practice of turning back clocks for a few months each year. 1. Benjamin Franklin suggested the concept — as a kind of joke. In 1784, about a decade after Franklin’s tenure as Postmaster General ended, he penned a satirical letter…

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Former USPS Sales VP Cliff Rucker Joins Pitney Bowes

Business Wire – March 05, 2018 STAMFORD, Conn. – Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides innovative products and solutions to power commerce today named former USPS Sales and Customer Relations Leader Cliff Rucker as the company’s new Vice President of Business Development, Commerce Services. In this role, Rucker is responsible for helping to…

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USPS Testing Karsan Plug-in Hybrid Mail Truck

By Carly Schaffner – March 05, 2018 The U.S. Postal Service is testing a prototype of a plug-in hybrid mail truck from Karsan Otomotive, a Turkish truck maker. The truck, one of a series of prototypes from five different manufacturers competing to build the next mail truck, is undergoing tests on pavement and rural dirt…

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Next Time You Want to Conduct FMLA Surveillance, Be Sure to Have a Good Reason Why

Franczek Radelet P.C. – March 1, 2018 Porn and the FMLA. This has all the makings of one big, fat men’s soap opera. Johnnie Walker was a longtime police officer with the Pocatello Police Department, and he was tasked with investigating Scott and several other members of the police department’s administrative team because these jokers…

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OIG: Highway Contract Route Irregularity Reporting – Chicago NDC

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service’s irregularity reporting process for highway contract routes (HCR) at the Chicago Network Distribution Center (NDC). Each NDC reports HCR irregularities using the Yard Management System (YMS). The YMS automatically creates a Postal Service (PS) Form 5500, Contract Route Irregularity Report, when an…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – February 28, 2018 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt: At a fundraising event at Greensburg on February 4 this writer handed a $5000.00 check provided by the APWU COPA fund to Conor Lamb, candidate for the 18th Congressional District. This is the seat vacated by Tim Murphy; the disgraced incumbent…

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