- Project Title:
- Effectiveness of the HCR Reduction Initiative
- Start Date:
- Monday, June 11, 2018
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- November 2018
The Postal Service uses supplier-operated Highway Contract Route (HCR) routes to transport mail and equipment between plants, post offices, or other designated points. In FY 2017, the Postal Service spent about $4 billion for about 13,500 HCRs routes.
The HCRs are about 56 percent of the Postal Service’s total transportation cost. By implementing cost reduction or savings opportunities that do not adversely affect service performance, postal management can better control operating cost of the Postal Service.
How would you reduce the Highway Contract Routes?
Do you know of any highway contract routes that are redundant, unnecessary, or underutilized?