Postal vehicle ethics: Penalties stiff for unauthorized use

February 1, 2023 Postal Service vehicles should be used for one purpose only: official, authorized business. Postal employees should not use a postal vehicle for any unauthorized personal uses, like commuting between work and home, running a personal errand or to do work for a second job. Email etravelhelp@usps.gov with any questions about use of…

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USPS: Postal fleet of trucks and trailers get new barcodes

January 23, 2023 The USPS Logistics team has installed new barcodes on nearly 95 percent of the Postal Serviceā€™s fleet of owned and leased trailers and box trucks. The new 99V barcodes use two-dimensional data matrices, which are also known as QR codes, and are replacing traditional barcodes. The barcodes, when scanned, provide a vehicle…

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APWU: NLRB Charges 10 Roads Express for Violations of the National Labor Relations Act

January 13, 2023 On Jan. 3, 2023 the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) charged USPS contractor 10 Roads Express and specific named managers with multiple violations of labor law in a campaign against workers who were unionizing their workplace. The offenses cited in the charges took place in their Harrisburg, PA…

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Postal Bulletin: USPS is Always on the Move Delivering for America

The United States Postal ServiceĀ® (USPSĀ®) delivery network is the most efficient in the world. We want customers to have positive experiences with us, associate positive attributes to us, and believe that the Postal Service™ is the best, safest option for their mail delivery needs. USPS connects senders and receivers through the physical delivery of…

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USPS Pilot program: New motor vehicle operator position created

January 6, 2023 The Postal Service and a labor union have begun a pilot program for a new career bargaining unit position to transport mail in vehicles that do not require commercial driverā€™s licenses. The new postal vehicle operator (PVO) level 6 position and qualification standards were created under a memorandum of understanding between USPS…

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USPS News Release: Over 66,000 Electric Vehicles To Be Deployed by 2028 (video)

Initiative Boosted by Postal Service ā€œDelivering for Americaā€ Network Modernization and Funding from Congress Postal Service anticipates increasing the quantity of purpose-built Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) to a minimum of 60,000 of which at least 45,000 will be battery electric by 2028. NGDV acquisitions delivered in 2026 and thereafter expected to be 100% electric….

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APWU: Postal Vehicle Operator Pilot Program in Oklahoma City

December 2, 2022 APWU and USPS leadership have signed a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Postal Vehicle Operator (PVO) Position Pilot Program that will establish and fill a minimum of 125 PVO positions in the Oklahoma City, OK area. The region does not currently have APWU-represented Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) operators, and the…

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Postal Bulletin: December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

According to the U.S. Department of Transportationā€™s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 42,900 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2021. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were impaired driving, speeding, and not wearing seat belts. Employers directly or indirectly bear the cost of these…

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