Analysis/Opinion: Don’t take USPS’ word for it

Analysis/Opinion – August 6, 2019 “Reforming the Postal Service” (Web, July 28) points to USPS’ shipping and package capabilities as its one redeeming quality amid the agency’s rapidly growing losses. USPS’ $143 billion in total unfunded liabilities and debt are disregarded as an afterthought — and apparently so are the nation’s taxpayers who may be…

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USPS sees record mail volume in Idaho

By Stephanie Hale-Lopez – December 13, 2017 Boise, ID – The U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of its busiest time of year — the holiday season. But this year is even busier than normal — record-setting, in fact. From cards to packages, it seems as though every post office in the country is…

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Spartan Motors awarded $214M cargo van contract for USPS fleet

Award Date: September 29, 2017 The United States Postal Service awarded Spartan Motors the contract for Solicitation 3D-17-A-0140 (for the purchase of Cargo Vans). There will be two design types; Cab Over Engine (COE) and Cab Behind Engine (CBE). Within each design type, two sizes of cargo bodies are identified; 18 ft. and 24 ft….

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USPS asks to expand test of grocery delivery: Some CCAs about to get even busier

July 9, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service wants to expand and extend its test of same-day grocery deliveries but isn’t ready yet to take the venture nationwide. The agency asked the Postal Regulatory Commission on Friday to extend the two-year test for another year, to October 31, 2017, and for permission to enter new markets….

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U.S. Postal Service to Purchase More Than 9,000 Ram ProMaster Vans

By Edward A. Sanchez – September 28, 2015 With an estimated nationwide fleet of more than 190,000 vehicles, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is a big customer. With the rise of online shopping, the once-embattled quasi-government agency is seeing a resurgence in the demand for its services. But as always, it still competes with…

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USPS: Standards approved for larger curbside boxes

[maxgallery id=”40453″]The Postal Service has approved new design standards for curbside mailboxes, a move that will allow customers to purchase bigger boxes than can accommodate packages. Under the new rule, mailboxes must be able to fit a minimum sized mail item 7 inches high by 13 inches wide by 16 inches deep. The rule will…

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USPS Priority Packages Not Guaranteed To Arrive In 2 Days

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mail something through the post office that didn’t make it on time for Christmas? As WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reported, it’s possible you didn’t understand the way priority mail is delivered. https://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/late-packages-kosola.mp3 If you used the United States Postal Service’s priority mail thinking it would be delivered in two days, you…

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Video: France’s La Poste develops drone to deliver parcels

By Henry Samuel – December 25, 2014 La Poste, France’s national postal service, is developing a six-rotor drone able to deliver parcels – notably medical supplies – as far as 12 miles away to isolated parts of the country. La Poste, as France’s public postal service is called, said a series of test flights over…

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