• Project Title:
  • Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • August 2020

What Do You Think About the New Lift Gates on Postal Service Trucks?

Beginning in 2018 the Postal Service purchased new lift gates – equipment on the rear of a truck that helps load and unload mail containers from the truck. The lift gates were designed to save costs through efficiency and improved safety. The new lift gates are a tuck-under style (moves out from beneath the truck) and were purchased to replace forklifts at facilities without a loading dock.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • September 2020

How Can Use of GPS Improve Management of Transportation Routes for Highway Contract Routes?

The Postal Service uses contracted HCR supplier operated routes to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, or other designated points that receive or dispatch mail. In June 2016, the Postal Service implemented a GPS technology solution to manage their trailer fleet.

 

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