USPS: Effort begins to add tractor-trailer operators

August 17, 2021 The Postal Service is seeking new ways to fill tractor-trailer operator positions. The organization will soon begin a pilot program to add more of these employees, who play an important role in transporting mail from processing and distribution centers to other facilities in the postal network. The pilot will be geared toward…

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USPS OIG Report: “As Needed” Highway Contract Routes

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s use of the “as needed” transportation on Highway Contract Routes (HCR). The Postal Service uses contracted, supplier-operated routes to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, and other designated points. These routes include “as needed” services that allow suppliers to travel anywhere within the continental…

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USPS: 5,000 mobile cellular scanners deployed to Postal Vehicle Service drivers

USPS recently expanded its Surface Visibility (SV) program by deploying 5,000 mobile cellular scanners to postal vehicle service drivers. These scanners use GPS and geo-fencing to track mail movement — including arrivals and departures — and to simplify drops and pickups at detached mail units, mailer sites and freight houses. The cellular scanners are replacing…

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USPS to deploy new transportation monitoring application July 11-Sep 30

USPS will replace TIMESWeb, the application used to monitor highway contract routes and postal vehicle transportation, later this year. SVWeb, the new application, will incorporate all transportation data into one database and offer full visibility of the transportation network and container movement. The application will be available to all processing operations sites, including non-scanning sites….

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USPS OIG: Why is Strategic Planning for Transportation Important for the Postal Service?

Project Title: Strategic Planning – U.S. Postal Service Transportation Start Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Estimated Report Release Date: February 2016 The U.S. Postal Service needs to adjust its processing infrastructure to accommodate two significant changes: declining First-Class Mail volume and growth in shipping and package services. It is challenged to make these changes while…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: North Dakota Postal Service Operations

Background North Dakota has experienced the nation’s fastest-growing population, growing 7.6 percent since 2010 compared to 2.4 percent nationally. The state’s jobless rate was the lowest in the nation (2.8 percent) in July 2014. This is due to significant employment opportunities resulting from the oil boom in the Bakken Shale formation in western North Dakota….

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USPS OIG: Efficiency Review of Cincinnati, OH, Network Distribution Center – Operations & Transportation

Audit Report – NO-AR-14-011 – 09/12/2014 Background The U.S. Postal Service has 21 network distribution centers (NDC) linked by a dedicated transportation network. NDCs are responsible for sorting and transporting bulk mail — Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services. Our objective was to evaluate the efficiency of the Cincinnati, OH, NDC’s mail processing and transportation…

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