USPS OIG Report: Assessment of Postal Service Trailer Utilization

Background The U.S Postal Service contracts with suppliers that operate highway contract routes (HCR) to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, or other designated points that receive or dispatch mail. HCRs made up the largest single group of transportation services used by the Postal Service in fiscal year (FY) 2022. The Postal Service…

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USPS: Postal fleet of trucks and trailers get new barcodes

January 23, 2023 The USPS Logistics team has installed new barcodes on nearly 95 percent of the Postal Service‚Äôs fleet of owned and leased trailers and box trucks. The new 99V barcodes use two-dimensional data matrices, which are also known as QR codes, and are replacing traditional barcodes. The barcodes, when scanned, provide a vehicle…

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USPS OIG Report: Peak Season Air Transportation

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service‚Äôs efforts to reduce Peak Season air transportation operational costs while maintaining service during fiscal year (FY) 2019 and FY 2020. The Postal Service‚Äôs Peak Season lasts about eight weeks, starting on or around Thanksgiving Day in November and ending on or around Martin Luther King, Jr….

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