When we think of the nation’s postal history, we often think of a few well-known images: rural post offices filled with newspapers from across the country, stagecoaches carrying both mail and people, and the first air mail flights. But as memorable as these stories are, U.S. postal history is more than just a few events way back when. The recent past is also part of the story.
When you run a large operation or business, it’s just as important to know what isn’t getting done as well as what is. This very much applies to the U.S. Postal Service regarding its more than 233,000 delivery routes across the country.
The Postal Service is charged with delivering mail to every address on those routes six days a week. In fiscal year 2022, total volume of delivered mail was more than 127 billion individual pieces — letters, packages, periodicals, and more.
Another January, another list of important postal stories. This past year brought many changes for the U.S. Postal Service and the postal world. We had a hard time keeping our list to just 10, but we’ve managed to rank our top stories, counting down to number one. Now, we want to know your thoughts. Did we get the order wrong or miss an important story? Tell us in the comments.