Season's Greetings

Pushing the Envelope wishes our readers a joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year. We will take a break this week, but we encourage you to read over the past year’s blogs and let us know what you think about any of the wide range of topics we blogged on in 2017.

On January 1, we will post our annual list of the Top 10 Postal Stories of the Year – one of our most popular blogs of the year.

 

The Right Sort of Sorting

As package volumes climb, so too has the U.S. Postal Service’s investments in sorting systems. Since 2015, it has deployed 33 Small Package Sorting System (SPSS) machines costing over $141 million. It intended to invest another $23 million to have seven more SPSS machines operational during the current holiday season.

 

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  • 6 hours 30 min ago
    Bet you work in a delivery unit that takes carrier sequenced bundles and sends them back to the plants to be open and sorted. All you did was waste money in transportation and processing costs to get...
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    I sent a registered letter on Fri., 8/16, with valuable contents (a passport & a credit card) I was told it should arrive by Mon. 8/19. It hasn't arrived (Tues., 8/20). I'd love to...

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