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  • Project Title:
  • Postal Vehicle Service Zero Base Reviews
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • August 2019

The Postal Service has one of the largest transportation and logistics networks in the world, transporting mail and equipment between processing and distribution centers (P&DCs), post offices, or other designated points that receive or dispatch mail. The Postal Service is also one of the largest consumers of fuel in the United States.

The Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) Zero Base initiative is one way the Postal Service is evaluating, right-sizing, and equipping the transportation network to increase operating efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability. As part of the initiative, PVS Zero Base reviews are conducted annually at the P&DCs with PVS operations. During a Zero Base review, management examines staffing, scheduling, and vehicle usage to improve transportation efficiency. 

  • What are the challenges, efficiencies and deficiencies of the PVS Zero Base reviews, and what improvements can be made?
  • How can the Postal Service ensure that cost savings are realized by the PVS Zero Base initiative? 

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  • anon

    as a HCR, there are routes out there that require 120 cu vehicle for 54 boxes. vehicle has to be 5 yrs or newer. costs get out of hand. these routes will never need 120 cu, should be more flexibility

    Feb 12, 2019

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