USPS OIG: Assessment of the U.S. Postal Service’s Leased Trailers

Objective Our objective was to assess the management of the U.S. Postal Service’s leased trailers. The Postal Service uses trailers, including leased trailers, to transport mail products between plants, major mailers, and businesses. Routine evaluation of the trailer fleet is required to monitor daily trailer utilization and Postal Service policy requires the return or relocation…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Vehicle Service Tire Usage and Failures

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) tire usage and failures for 7-to 11-ton PVS vehicles. The Postal Service maintains two tire contracts for all PVS fleet vehicles: the [redacted] contract to purchase new tires and the [redacted] Company contract to purchase retreaded tires. These contracts were valued at…

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OIG Report: Automated Vehicle Utilization System Mileage Use – Southern Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service delivers almost 154 billion pieces of mail annually using 227,896 postal-owned vehicles. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, postal-owned delivery vehicles traveled over one billion miles nationwide, about 203 million miles more than initially estimated. A delivery route is a scheduled course of travel to deliver the mail. Management generally establishes…

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USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Shuttling-Northeast Region

Background Shuttling is the scheduled movement of vehicles from a Post Office to a vehicle maintenance facility (VMF) or commercial vendor for maintenance. VMF managers decide whether to use Postal Service employees or commercial vendors for shuttling services. Shuttling labor costs are tracked through the Solution for Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM) system. During fiscal years…

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