USPS Pilot program: New motor vehicle operator position created

January 6, 2023 The Postal Service and a labor union have begun a pilot program for a new career bargaining unit position to transport mail in vehicles that do not require commercial driver’s licenses. The new postal vehicle operator (PVO) level 6 position and qualification standards were created under a memorandum of understanding between USPS…

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Reminder for fleet managers, drivers: Buy lowest-cost fuel from USPS Preferred Fueling Network

November 14, 2022 The Postal Service is reminding fleet managers and drivers to always buy the lowest-cost fuel from stations in the USPS Preferred Fueling Network. The network, or PFN, consists of more than 10,000 retail fuel sites and 24 brands throughout the nation that provide the Postal Service with special pricing. The organization regularly…

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USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Maintenance Facility Preparedness for Next Generation Delivery Vehicles

Background The U.S. Postal Service plans to replace and expand its current delivery fleet with a mix of internal combustion engine and battery electric powertrain, purpose-built Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV), and commercial off-the-shelf vehicles. As a result, the Postal Service has initiated several efforts to prepare its Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (VMF) — where the…

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USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Parts Pricing

Objective Our objective was to assess if the management of Postal Service vehicle parts agreements is consistent with pricing requirements. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the Postal Service used about 255,000 delivery vehicles to distribute mail to 160 million delivery points across the nation. While about $292 million was spent on vehicle parts through 16…

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USPS: Effort begins to add tractor-trailer operators

August 17, 2021 The Postal Service is seeking new ways to fill tractor-trailer operator positions. The organization will soon begin a pilot program to add more of these employees, who play an important role in transporting mail from processing and distribution centers to other facilities in the postal network. The pilot will be geared toward…

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