July 24, 2015
NEWHALL, CA (CBS) – Package delivery can be tricky – sometimes a box can’t be left without a signature and those dropped at the front door could be damaged by weather. But now, the United States Postal Service may have a solution – bigger mailboxes.
The Postal Service is testing larger, package-friendly mailboxes. Ron Ronaldi has been working for the agency for 18 years and says the new boxes allow him to work faster. “I’m able to drive up, open the door, scan the package and the mail, and put it all in one centrally located spot,” Ronaldi said.
The 13-by-7 inch mailboxes are part of a pilot program underway in a handful of communities across the country. They allow carriers to deliver boxes that might otherwise be taken back to the post office if no one is home.