Delivery of a New Delivery Vehicle

When you buy a car, how long do you tend to keep it? A few years? Six or seven? Ten? For the U.S. Postal Service, it’s a long, long time. The backbone of its delivery fleet – more than 200,000 vehicles – is the right-hand-drive Long Life Vehicle (LLV), which has an expected service life of 24 years. But almost 70 percent of the LLVs on urban and rural routes are now between 25 and 32 years old, and maintenance costs are high.

 

Lost and Found at the Postal Service

Ever wonder where parcels go if the labels fall off? Or what happens if a package is undeliverable?

The U.S. Postal Service’s Mail Recovery Center (MRC) serves as the “lost and found” center for the Postal Service, receiving items determined to be undeliverable for a number of reasons. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, the MRC received 67 million items from post offices and other facilities around the country. While that’s a large number, it’s a small fraction of a percent of the 142 billion mailpieces the Postal Service delivered that same year.

 

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  • 2 days 16 min ago
    Four packages in one week have been lost. Tracking says “delivery attempted” but that is a complete lie. I have video proof. Did everything online, called, created a search (once you I created a...
  • 2 days 22 min ago
    Same thing here, this week 4 packages where marked Delivery attempted which is a lie and have video proof that the mailman didn’t even show up. Still waiting....

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