APWU: FMCSA Extends Policy Changes for Drivers Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

July 22, 2020 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended two COVID-19 notices relating to medical certifications and driver’s licenses. Click here to view the notification. The notices are effective March 24, 2020 through September 30, 2020. MEDICAL CERTIFICATIONS Drivers may continue to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) with an expired medical…

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Are there new rules for DOT exam?

Hi all, Has anyone else been told there are new rules that apply only to USPS drivers for the dot exam and certifications effective July 1, 2020? First Name: Leonarx Last Name: Dennison Email: lddennison@aol.com Union/Local: APWU – Greensboro BMC Office held if any: President

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USPS OIG: Management of HCR Contractor Failures at Columbus P&DC

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 Columbus Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC), in Columbus, OH. Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in arrival or departure beyond scheduled times. Late trip reason codes…

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USPS OIG Report: HCR Contractor Failures at Greensboro P&DC

Background Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in the arrival or departure of transportation beyond the scheduled times. Late trip reason codes may include late processing, mail processing, contractor failure, and equipment failure. When trucks are late due to contractor failure, dock expeditors choose the reason code in the Surface Visibility (SV)…

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USPS OIG Report: Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance

Objective Our objective was to assess opportunities to optimize the Postal Service’s transportation network and meet service performance goals. Transportation is a core part of Postal Service operations, combining Postal Service-owned and operated assets with contractor operations. Every day a team of transportation and logistics professionals manage an average flow of over 390 million mailpieces…

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APWU: PSE Compliance Report for Pay Period 11 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 8:59 AM, Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> wrote: Brothers and Sisters, Please find attached the latest PSE compliance report for PP 11 2020 – 05/22/20. The number of PSE has decreased during this pandemic period. The Function 4 NTFT cap is at 5.4%. The Function 3A PTF report and “new work” PSEs…

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USPS introduces safety form for tractor-trailer drivers

May 20, 2020 – The Postal Service has introduced PS 4584-T, a form that managers and supervisors can use to help tractor-trailer operators improve their driving behavior and safety. The form can be accessed on USPS-issued mobile devices through the Informed Mobility Safety Observation Tool (IMSOT). PS 4584-T is specifically designed for tractor-trailer drivers, who…

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APWU MVS: What do you think about the new lift gates?

The USPS Office Inspector General (OIG) recently announced a solicitation for postal employee comments on the lift gates of the latest purchased Peterbilt 18’ and 24’ cargo trucks. On April 30, MVS Director Michael Foster and Assistant Director Javier E. Piñeres teleconferenced with the OIG regarding their concerns with the cargo truck lift gates and…

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