Postal Service Sees Dip in Packages for First Time in Nearly a Decade

By Claire Hansen – Aug. 9, 2019 THE NUMBER OF PACKAGES delivered by the U.S. Postal Service dipped in the last three months, the first such decline in nearly a decade. The Postal Service said it delivered 3.2% fewer packages during the third quarter of the fiscal year than it did during the same time…

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Transportation Companies Dominate 2018 List of Top USPS Suppliers

“As it has since 2002, Federal Express Corporation flew again to the top of the list as the Postal Service’s largest supplier. FedEx increased its USPS revenues by $400 million, jetting to the $2 billion mark for the first time and landing a new record for single-year supplier revenue. FedEx carries package and letter mail…

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Amazon Declares War on FedEx, UPS, USPS

By Mark Perlman – February 6, 2019 Amazon is such a one-size-fits-all company that it might be hard to find a single company or industry that Amazon is not competing with. Recently, in a regulatory filing, they listed “Transportation and Logistics” companies in the list of what it views as competition, right next to “physical,…

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USPS OIG Report: Terminal Handling Services – Southern Area

Objective The objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Terminal Handling Services (THS) the U.S. Postal Service uses to sort and transport mail in the Southern Area. THS suppliers load mail into FedEx air containers and deliver them to FedEx for transportation across the nation. They also transport incoming FedEx air containers to THS…

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OIG Blog: Attention Holiday Shoppers – A New Shipping Surcharge

Five months to go before the holiday shopping season and online retailers are already getting Scrooged. UPS recently announced it will levy new “peak” surcharges on packages delivered to residences between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ground residential deliveries will cost 27 cents more per package in the last two weeks of November and the week before…

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UPS, FedEx roll out pricing for ultra-short-haul delivery services

New “zone 1” rates aimed at undercutting USPS’ prices on local deliveries. By Mark B. Solomon – April 28, 2017 UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are offering a new type of pricing for deliveries within a 50-mile radius, according to a person familiar with the companies’ strategy, in a move designed to divert local “last…

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DOD awards $5 billion in delivery service contracts to FedEx, UPS and Polar Air Cargo

Press Release – April 26, 2017 U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND Federal Express Corp., Memphis, Tennessee, was awarded a five-year $2,351,165,436 (estimated) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price next generation delivery service contract. This contract provides express small package delivery services for international shipments and express and ground small package delivery services for domestic shipments. Service shall be provided for the…

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PMG’s Salary is $286,000 – one tenth of what UPS and FedEx counterparts receive

The chief executive of the U.S. Postal Service was paid less than one tenth of what her counterparts at competitors UPS and FedEx received last year. Postmaster General Megan Brennan’s salary during Fiscal Year 2016 was $286,137, the USPS revealed today in a financial statement (Page 72 of this PDF). The total value of her…

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