- Project Title:
- Terminal Handling Services - Capital Metro Area
- Start Date:
- Wednesday, June 7, 2017
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- December 2017
The U.S. Postal Service enters into Terminal Handling Service (THS) contracts for the handling and transportation of mail between the Postal Service and FedEx. The Postal Service currently has contracts with nine suppliers at 67 locations nationwide.
THS contractors primarily support Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, and First-Class Mail. They also perform tasks such as building and breaking airline containers, loading or unloading mail from ground vehicles at a terminal facility, sorting mail pieces into containers, and distributing mail for transfer to surface transportation and ultimate delivery to a Postal Service facility.
- How can THS functions be improved to reduce costs?
- What improvements can the Postal Service make to streamline THS processes?