OSHA Requests Information on the Powered Industrial Trucks Standard

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information as the Agency considers rulemaking to update the powered industrial trucks standards for general, maritime, and construction industries. The standards became effective in 1971, and were based on industry consensus standards from 1969. Since then, national consensus standards…

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USPS OIG Management Alert – Inbound International Mail Operations

This management alert presents the results of our review of Inbound International Mail Operations – [Redacted] and nearby offsite facilities. We are issuing this alert to facilitate immediate corrective actions regarding the U.S. Postal Service’s ability to fulfill the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s advanced electronic data-based holds for inbound international mail. These issues present…

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Postal Bulletin: Stay Alert — School is Back in Session

August is the beginning of the new school year for many students. This means an increase in the number of pedestrians crossing streets and sidewalks as children walk to and from school or wait for school buses. Drivers need to take extra precautions to avoid accidents and keep our children safe by staying alert and…

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Postal Service paid $84M last year for property damage and injuries

By Susan Campbell – November 2, 2017 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Karen Hart’s front porch is dotted with little holes. “We didn’t know where they were coming from!” Hart said. The thousands of holes have caused the wood to split, according to Hart. Contractors estimate the cost to repair the porch is about $5,000. “It…

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USPS Using VR to Train Drivers

October 26, 2017 The U.S. Postal Service has begun using a virtual reality-based simulator to train drivers in its Brooklyn, New York, and Tampa, Florida, districts, according to the company that provides the equipment. The USPS, which implemented the program in 2015, has seen a 7% reduction in accidents in New York and has reduced…

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Public Perception of Self-Driving Technology for Long-Haul Trucking and Last-Mile Delivery

September 5, 2017 (2017RARC003) A large majority of Americans say they believe self-driving cars will be used for delivery and transportation within the next 10 years, but they are split over whether they like the idea — many are concerned about the concept’s safety. The more people know about self-driving vehicles, the more they tend…

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Postal Fleet Services rolls out SmartDrive video system

By Aaron Huff – July 25, 2017 SmartDrive Systems announced that Postal Fleet Services, Inc., a major mail hauler primarily servicing the United States Postal Service, has adopted the SmartDrive video-based safety system following a competitive review and pilot program. In piloting the SmartDrive program in its St. Louis, MO service area, Postal Fleet Services…

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