A New Lease on Managing Leases?

When it comes to trailers that are hauling mail, the Postal Service prefers to lease — it only owns about 23 percent of its fleet of more than 12,000 trailers.

That’s a lot of trailers to manage, especially when you consider USPS leased trailer policies. For example, any leased trailers that aren’t consistently used 10 days or more in a month are supposed to be returned or relocated, meaning regular monitoring of usage is pretty important.

How’s the Postal Service doing?

 

A Tuck that Nips Safety and Efficiency?

Three years ago, the U.S. Postal Service began replacing 7-and 11-ton cargo vans and adding new lift gates equipment on the rear that helps load/unload containers of mail. Transportation managers could choose between a tuck-under lift gate or a rail lift gate. The former tucks beneath the cargo van when not in use while the latter folds up against the back of the van.

 

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