Modes of Delivery

Providing mail delivery is central to the Postal Service’s mission.  Delivery is the Postal Service’s largest operational function and accounted for approximately one-third of its nearly $78 billion in total expenses during 2008.  Postal Service management is working hard to reduce delivery costs while continuing to deliver to 149 million[1] addresses in the most efficient manner possible.  Despite declining mail volumes, the Postal Service is challenged to provide cost efficient and effective service to a delivery network growing by more than 1 million addresses each year.

 

Automation and the Life of the Letter Carrier

It’s 7:30 am and you’re a letter carrier . . . so take a moment and imagine the following as a typical workday. First, you walk into the office, clock in, and check in with the boss. Then, you load up the vehicle with the mail that is already prepared for your route. Finally, at 7:45 am, you jump into the vehicle, drive off and begin delivering the mail. At no point are you required to manually sort mail. Is that day far off in the future . . . or, is it just around the corner?

 

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  • 16 hours 14 min ago
    How can the Post Office get away with this nonsense "Animal Interference" when not delivering a package on promised day of delivery?Do they really think we will buy this dishonesty?
  • 17 hours 17 min ago
    The real problem with carriers constantly lying about delivery is that the customers have no recourse when they do not receive their package. You can't get your money back because tracking says...

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