USPS OIG Report: Automated Vehicle Utilization System Mileage Use – Pacific Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service delivers almost 154.2 billion pieces of mail annually using one of the largest vehicle fleets in the country with over 214,933 Postal-owned vehicles. In fiscal year (FY) 2015, postal-owned delivery vehicles traveled over 1 billion miles nationwide, about 190 million miles more than initially estimated. Postal Service supervisors and managers…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Rural Delivery Operations— Indian Trail PO Consolidation to Monroe, NC Carrier Annex

Background In July 2012, the U.S. Postal Service consolidated rural delivery carrier operations at the Indian Trail, NC Post Office (PO) with carrier operations at the Monroe, NC Carrier Annex.  These offices are 8 miles apart in the Mid-Carolinas District.  The consolidation increased rural carrier operations at the Monroe Carrier Annex from 37 routes and 34…

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NRLCA, APWU, and USPS go to court over who sorts the mail

(January 8, 2015) Early last fall, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) filed a labor grievance against the Postal Service concerning who separates and sorts the mail brought back to the post office by rural carriers. Now the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) has filed a lawsuit against the Postal Service and the APWU…

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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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