USPS OIG Report: Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance

Objective Our objective was to assess opportunities to optimize the Postal Service’s transportation network and meet service performance goals. Transportation is a core part of Postal Service operations, combining Postal Service-owned and operated assets with contractor operations. Every day a team of transportation and logistics professionals manage an average flow of over 390 million mailpieces…

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USPS OIG Report: Late and Extra Trips at the Philadelphia P&DC

Background Late trips occur when various conditions cause a delay in the arrival or departure of transportation beyond the scheduled times. In April 2019, Postal Service Headquarters management informed plant management to eliminate all late trips and specified that all trips should depart and arrive to their destinations on time. From July 1 to December…

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USPS OIG Report: Highway Contract Routes-Extra Trips in the Greater South Carolina District

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses highway contract routes (HCR) to transport mail between its facilities and other designated points. An extra trip is one made in addition to those outlined in the contract; it results in added costs. Extra trips can be the result of late mail processing or early mail collection runs. Management…

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USPS OIG Audit: Highway Contract Routes (HCR) Extra Trips in the Greater Indiana District

Start Date:  Monday, October 20, 2014 Estimated Report Date:  Friday, April 17, 2015 (November 16, 2014) The U.S. Postal Service uses highway contract routes (HCR) to transport mail between its post offices and other designated points where mail is received or dispatched, such as mailers’ facilities. Extra trips are in addition to those normally provided…

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