USPS OIG Report: Transportation Cost of Mail Transport Equipment

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s efforts to reduce transportation costs of Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) in the Mail Transport Equipment Service Center (MTESC) network. The MTESC network is a nationwide network of 14 contractor-operated facilities. MTESC facilities process, repair, store, and distribute MTE (containers, sacks, trays, flat tubs, sleeves, and pallets)…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Motor Vehicle Safety Month

December is Motor Vehicle Safety Month According to the National Safety Council, more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2017 — that’s over 100 fatalities per day. The three biggest causes of fatalities on the road were alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving. Many of these crashes occurred during…

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USPS OIG Report: Transportation Network Operations and Cost Optimization Practices

Objective Postal Service transportation costs have increased $1.7 billion (or about 25 percent) since fiscal year (FY) 2014 despite an overall decline in mail volume of 8.8 billion pieces (or about 6 percent), as well as several initiatives to reduce transportation costs. Our objective was to analyze practices and cost trends and identify risk areas…

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USPS OIG Report: Dynamic Route Optimization and Cost Savings Initiative 

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the cost savings for implementing the Postal Service’s Dynamic Route Optimization (DRO) initiative. The Postal Service began implementing the initiative in fiscal year (FY) 2016. The initiative allows for morning Highway Contract Routes (HCR) to change from a fixed-price contract with set routes (static) to a rate per mile…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Vehicle Service Zero Base Reviews

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service’s Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) Zero Base program was properly implemented and meeting goals. The Postal Service has a PVS fleet and drivers who are career Postal Service employees to move mail between processing facilities, inner-city delivery offices, and local businesses and mailers. PVS is…

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USPS awards FCA $196,377,320 contract for additional Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles

Solicitation Number: 3DVPRT-15-B-0057 Notice Type: Award Notice Contract Award Date: September 20, 2019 Contract Award Number: 3DVPRT-15-B-0057(011) Contract Award Dollar Amount: $196,377,320.00 Contract Line Item Number: Line No. 15 in lieu of Line No. 06 Contractor Awarded Name: FCA North America Holdings, LLC Contractor Awarded DUNS: 830966904 Contractor Awarded Address: 1000 Chrysler Drive Auburn Hills,…

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Annuitant Holiday Clerk and Transportation Assistant Jobs posted for 2019

If you are interested in working temporarily as an Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistant or an Annuitant Holiday Transportation Assistant, you must apply online at www.usps.com/employment. To apply click on “Search Now;” type “Annuitant Holiday” as the “keywords;” select the location; click on “Start;” then click on “Apply.” 100 Holiday Annuitant positions were posted by USPS…

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Postal Supervisor and His Half-Brother Charged in Theft of $240,000 from USPS Trucks

DOJ Press Release – July 27, 2019 LOS ANGELES – A United States Postal Service employee and his half-brother were arraigned this morning after being indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of participating in a conspiracy that caused nearly a quarter million dollars in losses in two armed robberies and the burglary of…

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