Question about truck route posted for bid

We have a level 7 truck route that has been vacant for about 4 months now. The person who bid it has been off the road due to license complications. Our regular bid cycle is next March. Should that run be put up for bid now, and if not when? First Name: David Last Name:…

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USPS OIG Report: “As Needed” Highway Contract Routes

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s use of the “as needed” transportation on Highway Contract Routes (HCR). The Postal Service uses contracted, supplier-operated routes to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, and other designated points. These routes include “as needed” services that allow suppliers to travel anywhere within the continental…

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USPS: Oshkosh to build NGDVs in Spartanburg, SC 

June 22, 2021 Oshkosh Defense has selected a facility in Spartanburg, SC, where the company will build the Postal Service’s next-generation delivery vehicles (NGDVs). “Upstate South Carolina has a skilled workforce and a proven history in advanced automotive manufacturing — it’s the perfect place to produce the NGDV,” said John Bryant, the company’s president. The…

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APMU: Das 110 HCRs Noncompliance Award Issued

June 11, 2021 In August 2016, National Arbitrator Shyam Das issued an arbitration decision sustaining APWU’s case Q06-4Q-C 11182451. In November, the APWU invoked the arbitrator’s retained jurisdiction, complaining that the USPS had not insourced the 110 HCRs into PVS assignments within 6 months (February 2017) as the Award as ordered. On June 4, 2021,…

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USPS OIG Report: Scheduled Hours and Payments for Highway Contract Routes

Objective Our objective was to determine the accuracy of Postal Service Highway Contract Route (HCR) scheduled hours and payments from fiscal years (FYs) 2016 through 2020. HCRs are routes serviced by suppliers carrying mail over highways between designated points. These suppliers provide contracted transportation services under specified schedules outlined in the contract terms and conditions….

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USPS OIG Report: Voyager Card Transactions – Monroe Post Office

Background The Monroe Post Office is in the New York 3 District of the Atlantic Area. Every Postal Service-owned vehicle is assigned a Voyager credit card that is used to pay for its commercially purchased fuel, oil, and routine maintenance. U.S. Bank is responsible for operating the program, and Voyager provides a weekly electronic transaction…

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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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