USPS OIG Report: GPS for Highway Contract Routes

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Serviceā€™s management of Highway Contract Route (HCR) compliance with the Global Positioning System (GPS) program. In June 2016, the Postal Service developed the Enterprise Transportation Analytics (ETA) system which uses GPS technology to provide near real-time visualizations and reports of HCR vehicles and thus enabling management to…

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USPS OIG: Thinking Strategically About PVS

It takes a lot of vehicles to move 154 billion pieces of mail each year. And a lot of fuel to power those vehicles. While the Postal Serviceā€™s Postal Vehicle Services (PVS) fleet is a small part of the entire fleet ā€” about 4,300 vehicles made up of cargo vans, tractors, and smaller tractor-trailers known…

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OIG Report: Global Positioning System Trailer Visibility

Background The U.S. Postal Service has spent about $7.6 million since fiscal year (FY) 2010 on its Logistics Condition Reporting System (LCRS). The system was intended to collect and report Highway Contract Route (HCR) Global Positioning System (GPS) data and monitor HCR performance. Because of inaccurate data reporting and system compatibility issues the Postal Service…

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OIG: Where are the Postal Serviceā€™s Trailers?

Project Title: Global Positioning System Trailer Visibility Start Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: March 2017 The U.S. Postal Service plans to begin using Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled trailers to increase operating efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability of its transportation network. GPS technology has been used in private industry to…

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USPS OIG Report: Package Delivery Scanning inĀ Chicago District

Background The U.S. Postal Serviceā€™s goal is to scan all of its barcoded mailpieces (flats, letters, and packages) that enter the mailstream. The Postal Service wants to achieve 100 percent visibility and provide world-class package delivery services to be increasingly competitive. The Postal Service measures package delivery service performance based on its acceptance through the…

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USPS OIG: Geo-Fence Technology in Delivery Operations

Audit Report – DR-MA-14-006 – 08/14/2014Background The U.S. Postal Service is developing and pilot testing the Delivery Management System to improve carrier efficiency during street delivery. This system combines Global Positioning System data and other data from various systems to allow supervisors to see ā€œat a glanceā€ the location of each carrier and whether they…

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