USPS OIG Report: Highway Contract Routes – Extra Trips in Mid-Carolinas District

Objective Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Postal Service’s extra trip process for Highway Contract Routes (HCRs) in the Mid-Carolinas District. The Postal Service uses contracted supplier operated routes, or HCRs, to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, or other designated points that receive or dispatch mail. An extra trip…

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USPS OIG Report: Consolidation of Mail for the Atlanta NDC

Objective Our objective was to assess the efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service’s transportation consolidations of mail (loading, unloading, and trailer utilization) for long-distance Highway Contract Routes (HCR) at the Atlanta Network Distribution Center (NDC). Consolidation Deconsolidation Facility (CDF) contractors provide bedloading and recontainerization services for the Postal Service at 19 NDCs. Bedloading is when…

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USPS OIG Report: Consolidation of Mail for Chicago and San Francisco NDCs

Objective Our objective was to assess the efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service’s transportation consolidation of mail (loading, unloading, and trailer utilization) for long-haul Highway Contract Routes (HCR) for the Chicago and San Francisco Network Distribution Centers (NDC). Consolidation Deconsolidation Facility (CDF) contractors provide bedloading and recontainerization services for the Postal Service at 19 NDCs….

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OIG Report: Fuel Consumption and Cost Risk Mitigation

Background The U.S. Postal Service has a surface transportation network that, in fiscal year (FY) 2016, consisted of almost 16,000 supplier-operated highway contract routes (HCR) and about 7,600 Postal Service-owned mail transport vehicles. This fleet makes USPS one of the largest users of diesel fuel in the U.S., purchasing about 251 million gallons in FY…

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OIG Report: HCR Survey Compliance – Southern Transportation Category Management Team

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses highway contract routes (HCR) to transport mail between plants, post offices, or other designated points where mail is received or dispatched. This includes contract delivery service (CDS) route contracts, which are contracts with individuals or companies to deliver and collect mail from homes and businesses. As of January 2016,…

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Private Carriers Sue Post Office to Keep Routes

By Britain Eakin – December 2, 2016  WASHINGTON (CN) — An association of private mail carriers has sued the U.S. Postal Service, claiming its cancellation of 102 contracts to give the work to Post Office employees will not save any money, but will cost the trade group’s members hundreds of jobs. “The terminated contractors…

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USPS to deploy new transportation monitoring application July 11-Sep 30

USPS will replace TIMESWeb, the application used to monitor highway contract routes and postal vehicle transportation, later this year. SVWeb, the new application, will incorporate all transportation data into one database and offer full visibility of the transportation network and container movement. The application will be available to all processing operations sites, including non-scanning sites….

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USPS OIG: Is the Fuel Price Index Program Effectively Managing Fuel Costs?

Project Title: Highway Contract Route Fuel Price Index Program Start Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: November 2016 The U. S. Postal Service uses highway contract routes (HCRs) to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, or other points where mail is received or dispatched, such as business mailers’ facilities. HCRs…

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