USPS OIG Audit: Procurement and Use of Common Fleet Trailers – Northeast Area

Estimated Report Date: Monday, January 12, 2015

usps_trailerOwned and leased trailers are one of the most cost-effective ways to move large volumes of mail and related equipment, and are a significant component of the Postal Service’s operations. From fiscal year 2000 to June, 2012, TIP, Inc., was the single provider for leased trailers for the Postal Service via the National Trailer Lease Agreement. When that agreement expired in June of 2012, the Postal Service switched to using multiple suppliers to provide leased trailers.

As of FY 2013, the Postal Service leased more than 10,000 trailers from 17 trailer suppliers. The Northeast Area accounted for almost a third of the number of trailers leased by the Postal Service, and about 40 percent of the Postal Service’s national costs for leased trailers were spent in the Northeast Area. Our audit of leased trailers will first focus on the Northeast Area given the impact this area has an overall leased trailer operations.

The objective of the audit is to assess the effectiveness of leased trailer operations in the Northeast Area.

We welcome your comments and insights on how the Postal Service could more effectively monitor and track its leased trailer fleet in the Northeast Area.

Do you know what procedures other companies or industries use to manage their trailer fleets?

via Procurement and Use of Common Fleet Trailers – Northeast Area | Office of Inspector General.

One thought on “USPS OIG Audit: Procurement and Use of Common Fleet Trailers – Northeast Area

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Brooklyn, NY #251
    Office held, if any
    Past MVS Director (1994-2000)
    I am always happily concerned to see and/or learn when the USPS is exposed for their wrong doings.

    I had mailed a letter to the Postal Rates Commission; and I got a reply about me testifying before the commission telling why the USPS should not be granted a postal rate increase due to waste and corruption.

    The PRC referred me send the letter to the USPS OIG. I have not done it. The USPS was not granted an increase. This makes me want to do it now.

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