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 driver’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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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 Transportation’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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Reminder for fleet managers, drivers: Buy lowest-cost fuel from USPS Preferred Fueling Network

November 14, 2022 The Postal Service is reminding fleet managers and drivers to always buy the lowest-cost fuel from stations in the USPS Preferred Fueling Network. The network, or PFN, consists of more than 10,000 retail fuel sites and 24 brands throughout the nation that provide the Postal Service with special pricing. The organization regularly…

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USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Maintenance Facility Preparedness for Next Generation Delivery Vehicles

Background The U.S. Postal Service plans to replace and expand its current delivery fleet with a mix of internal combustion engine and battery electric powertrain, purpose-built Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV), and commercial off-the-shelf vehicles. As a result, the Postal Service has initiated several efforts to prepare its Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (VMF) — where the…

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APWU: Ten Sites Identified for Initial Conversion into Sorting and Delivery Centers

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Subject: Fwd: Notification GCCC20220274 Ten Sites Identified for Initial Conversion into Sorting and Delivery Centers We just received the following notification to APWU President Mark Dimondstein and are in the process of making a Request for Informations based on the subject matter. Director of Industrial Relation,…

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