USPS OIG Report: Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the efficiency and safety of lift gates used on U.S. Postal Service cargo vans. The Postal Service owns and operates a fleet of over 227,000 vehicles. The Postal Service has 7- and 11-ton cargo vans that Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) drivers use to transport mail between facilities and to…

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USPS OIG Report: Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of management controls over recoveries for private party damage to U.S. Postal Service vehicles. The Postal Service maintains one of the nation’s largest fleets, with over 200,000 vehicles used for daily operations. In fiscal years (FY) 2018 and 2019, Postal Service vehicles were involved in over 58,000…

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USPS aligns transportation network to boost efficiency

September 11, 2020 Continuing work that began in June 2019, the Postal Service is aligning its surface transportation network as planned to help the organization improve service performance and move mail and packages more efficiently. “Aligning our surface transportation network will help us to better serve the evolving needs of our customers, particularly when it…

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USPS OIG: Delivery of a New Delivery Vehicle

When you buy a car, how long do you tend to keep it? A few years? Six or seven? Ten? For the U.S. Postal Service, it’s a long, long time. The backbone of its delivery fleet – more than 200,000 vehicles – is the right-hand-drive Long Life Vehicle (LLV), which has an expected service life…

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APWU MVS Craft Initiates National Dispute Re: Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Consent Form

August 31, 2020 On August 28, the MVS craft initiated a National Step 4 Dispute contesting the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of work requirements related to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Click here to view the dispute initiation letter: APWU Case Number HQTV20200376 Re. Unilateral Implementation of FMCSA Clearinghouse…

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USPS OIG Report: Delivery Vehicle Acquisition Strategy

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s acquisition strategy for delivery and collection vehicles. The Postal Service’s mission is to provide reliable and affordable universal mail delivery and postal retail services to the U.S. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, the Postal Service delivered to about 160 million delivery points, six days a week….

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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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