Postal Bulletin: December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 38,600 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2020. Even as the U.S. imposed tight restrictions and Americans drove less, deaths from traffic accidents increased. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were impaired…

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USPS OIG Report: Trips Operating More Than Four Hours Late

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the U.S. Postal Service’s management of Highway Contract Routes (HCR) and Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) trips operating more than four hours late. The 2020 Annual Compliance Determination Report defines Postal Service trips that arrive more than four hours late as critically late trips (CLT). The Postal…

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USPS vehicles collect data for geospatial project

October 22, 2021 The Postal Service recently teamed with Ericsson, a leading information and communications technology provider, to collect geospatial radio spectrum data in San Francisco. Geospatial data is used to digitally map locations for electronic navigation applications. The Ericsson test specifically mapped radio spectrum, including spectrum used for location-based applications. Three postal vehicles in…

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USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Parts Pricing

Objective Our objective was to assess if the management of Postal Service vehicle parts agreements is consistent with pricing requirements. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the Postal Service used about 255,000 delivery vehicles to distribute mail to 160 million delivery points across the nation. While about $292 million was spent on vehicle parts through 16…

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USPS OIG Report: Accident Reporting

Objective Our objective was to review and assess the effectiveness of management’s controls over reporting accidents. Postal Service management is responsible and accountable for the prevention of accidents and responsible for controlling losses, such as ensuring quality of performance and operating within cost and budget guidelines. Management’s role is to share responsibility for the safety…

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USPS: NGDV Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Purchase of Next Generation Delivery Vehicles AGENCY: U.S. Postal Service ACTION: Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), its implementing procedures at 39 CFR 775, and the President’s Council on Environmental…

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USPS: Effort begins to add tractor-trailer operators

August 17, 2021 The Postal Service is seeking new ways to fill tractor-trailer operator positions. The organization will soon begin a pilot program to add more of these employees, who play an important role in transporting mail from processing and distribution centers to other facilities in the postal network. The pilot will be geared toward…

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