- Project Title:
- Postal Vehicle Services Tire Usage and Failure
- Start Date:
- Wednesday, May 23, 2018
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- November 2018
The Postal Service uses a Postal Vehicle Services (PVS) fleet of over 3,000 seven-ton to eleven-ton cargo vans and tractors to move mail between processing facilities, inner-city delivery offices, local firms, and mailers.
Industry research indicates that billions of dollars are lost in the transportation industry each year due to under- or over-inflated tires, which can increase fuel consumption, tread wear, tire blowouts, and other operational issues.
How effective is the Postal service in monitoring and maintaining PVS tire inflation requirement?
What improvements can the Postal Service make to ensure tires are maintained efficiently and safely?