New shield being installed into USPS driver training vehicles

Received from an APWU Member today: “Has a little window in the middle so they can pass things. And this far into a pandemic… seems late to the game. Thinking we’re doing ProMaster and Metris vans also… some big ass boxes came with this kit.” Check back for an update / more information

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USPS OIG Report: Management of HCR Contractor Failures at the NJ International NDC

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit to assess the management of Highway Contract Route (HCR) irregularities due to contractor failure at the New Jersey International (NJI) Network Distribution Center (NDC). Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in the arrival or departure of transportation beyond the scheduled times. When…

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Milwaukee USPS hiring tractor-trailer drivers at $23.74 an hour

March 23, 2021 MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Post Office is now hiring tractor-trailer drivers for the Milwaukee area. The USPS announced in a release Tuesday that the drivers will earn $23.74 per hour plus benefits. That includes eligibility in the Federal Employees Retirement System, the Thrift Savings Plan and the Federal Employees Health Benefits program….

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USPS: Watch USPS announcement of new fleet

A new video shows the Postal Service’s next-generation delivery vehicle (NGDV) announcement. The video, released Feb. 23, features an overview of the NGDV, along with remarks from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy; Kristin Seaver, chief retail and delivery officer; Scott Bombaugh, chief technology officer; and Mark Guilfoil, supply management vice president. USPS has awarded its NGDV…

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USPS awards Oshkosh Defense $483 Million contract to modernize delivery fleet

The Postal Service has awarded a 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to manufacture a new generation of U.S-built delivery vehicles that will drive the most dramatic modernization of the USPS fleet in three decades. The historic investment is part of a soon-to-be-released plan the Postal Service has developed to transform its financial performance and customer…

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USPS: FFVs should run on alternative fuel

The Postal Service is reminding its employees who drive for the organization that flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) are required by law to operate on alternative fuel rather than gasoline. Almost all FFVs in the postal fleet are E85s. How do you know if you’re driving one? • Check the gas cap. Most alternative-fuel vehicles have yellow…

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USPS OIG: Assessment of the U.S. Postal Service’s Leased Trailers

Objective Our objective was to assess the management of the U.S. Postal Service’s leased trailers. The Postal Service uses trailers, including leased trailers, to transport mail products between plants, major mailers, and businesses. Routine evaluation of the trailer fleet is required to monitor daily trailer utilization and Postal Service policy requires the return or relocation…

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December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

According to the National Safety Council, more than 38,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2019 — that’s over 100 fatalities per day. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were alcohol, speeding, and not wearing seat belts.1 Many of these crashes occurred during the workday or…

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