Cracking the Federal Shipping Code

The federal government ships a considerable number of packages each year, primarily using FedEx and UPS. In fiscal year 2012, federal agencies spent almost $337 million on shipping services through General Services Administration (GSA) contracts. The U.S. Postal Service earned only $4.8 million of that revenue, or less than 2 percent, a recent Office of Inspector General audit report found.

 

Charging for a New Address?

The U.S. Postal Service adds more than 600,000 new delivery points each year, mostly in the form of new residential homes. While most new residences include cluster boxes rather than to-the-door delivery to reduce costs, delivery remains the Postal Service's largest cost center. Canada Post, which has suffered losses recently after years of profits, has introduced a $200 per address charge that it is assessing housing developers for installing community mailboxes.

 

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  • 3 hours 10 min ago
    Unfortunately the problem will stop or start raising eyebrows when a carrier gets hurt, robbed, beat up or even killed. As carrier I noticed that safety is a myth. They say safety is a priority and...
  • 15 hours 13 min ago
    Why not set the whole delivery clock back? Mail comes to the post office earlier. Clerks sort the mail earlier. PARCELS are up earlier. Carriers get out EARLIER and back off the street earlier. Let...

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