The Postal Service moves mail using planes, trains, trucks, cars, boats, ferries, helicopters, bicycles, hovercrafts, subways and even mules. It operates the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world with more than 219,000 vehicles. Its fleet of trucks drives nearly 4.1 million miles and uses more than 400,000 gallons of fuel daily. To put this in perspective, when fuel costs increase by one penny, the cost to the Postal Service increases by more than $8 million annually.
“Every vote counts!” is a common election-time cry to get people to the ballot box, but it took on a whole new level of meaning for the Postal Service last year. During the 2020 general election alone, the Postal Service delivered over 135 million ballots to and from voters.
Prior to the...Read More