APWU: Passing of Robert C. Pritchard, Former MVS Director

APWU Web News Article – July 10, 2019 Robert C. Pritchard, former Director of Motor Vehicle Service, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was born May 2, 1949. At the time of his APWU retirement, May 10, 2013, Brother Pritchard was the longest serving craft director in APWU history with 17 years. Robert “Bob”…

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USPS: Autonomous truck pilot program begins

The TuSimple self-driving truck is pictured in these undated handout photos obtained by Reuters May 20, 2019. TuSimple/Handout via REUTERS The Postal Service is participating in an autonomous truck pilot program with TuSimple, a global self-driving truck company. The truck, with a safety engineer and driver on board, will haul USPS trailers and make five…

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Buffalo VMF hiring three career automotive technicians

The USPS Buffalo vehicle maintenance facility located at 1200 William Street is hiring three career automotive technicians. The scheduled work hours are Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. with an average 40-hour work week. Starting pay for a career automotive technician is $44,525 annually with benefits that include health and life insurance,…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Vehicle Service Tire Usage and Failures

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) tire usage and failures for 7-to 11-ton PVS vehicles. The Postal Service maintains two tire contracts for all PVS fleet vehicles: the [redacted] contract to purchase new tires and the [redacted] Company contract to purchase retreaded tires. These contracts were valued at…

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USPS: Employees get Carol Stream VMF in tip-top shape

The Carol Stream, IL, Vehicle Maintenance Facility looks — and functions — better than ever these days. Employees recently cleaned the shop from top to bottom and reorganized the equipment, supplies and other materials to make them easier to find. “Before you might have an oil can here one day, and the next day it’s…

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USPS OIG Report: What’s Driving Postal Transportation Costs?

The Postal Service’s transportation costs have increased over the last 10 years, despite an overall decline in mail volume and the relaxation of First-Class Mail service standards. Nearly 40 percent of the increase cannot be explained by changes in mail volume and transportation-related inputs alone. While costs in general are expected to increase over time…

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Owner Of Vehicle Maintenance And Repair Companies Convicted Of Bribery And Tax Fraud

Press Release – December 20, 2018 Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that IBRAHIM ISSA, a/k/a “Tony Issa,” was found guilty yesterday of bribery of public officials and tax fraud. A unanimous jury convicted ISSA after a two-week trial before Chief United States District Judge Colleen…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Vehicle Service Driver Overtime – Houston District

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Postal Service’s use of overtime for Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) drivers in the Houston District. The Postal Service has a PVS fleet to move mail between processing facilities, inner-city delivery offices, and local businesses and mailers. PVS is primarily used for distances within a 50-mile…

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