USPS OIG Report: Fleet Modernization – Electric Vehicle & Charging Infrastructure Incentives

Background To manage its aging fleet while supporting financial and environmental sustainability strategies from its 10-year Delivering for America plan, the Postal Service is investing $9.6 billion to electrify its delivery vehicles and install related charging infrastructure at hundreds of facilities. As $3 billion of this investment stems from congressional funds, it is essential for…

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USPS OIG Report: Contract Trucking Safety and Compliance

Background The U.S. Postal Service and its contracted trucking companies and drivers play a key role in transporting and maintaining the safety and security of the mail. The Postal Service has approximately 4,600 trucking contracts (highway contract routes and freight auction services) with associated costs of $5.2 billion. The Postal Service’s ability to effectively manage…

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USPS Promotes Safe Driver Training at National Logistics Symposium, 171 Drivers Honored

October 26, 2023 KANSAS CITY, MO — The U.S. Postal Service held a National Logistics Symposium for employees from Oct. 24-26 in Kansas City. The symposium provided information on the latest driver technology, safe driving strategies, driver training and an award recognition for USPS tractor trailer operators. “We want our drivers to return home to…

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APWU: MVS 600 Route Arbitration Award

From: Charlie Cash <CCash@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, August 14, 2023 Subject: MVS 600 Route Arbitration Award Union Family, Please see attached. You are welcome to share with the field. It is a good win and congratulations to the MVS Division! Let’s all continue to fight to get all the bargaining unit work we were promised in…

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USPS OIG Report: Highway Contract Route Trips Not Performed

Background The U.S. Postal Service’s surface network uses highway contract routes, which are routes of travel served by contracted suppliers to transport mail between plants and other designated stops. The suppliers are expected to operate according to scheduled arrival and departure times defined in the contract. From fiscal years (FY) 2020 to 2022, the Postal…

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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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