USPS to Hike Prices in October for ‘Peak Holiday Season’

August 12, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Postal Service announced it intends to hike prices in October for holiday shipping. According to a news release published to the organization’s website, the USPS filed a notice this week with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to temporarily […]

Shipping, Vehicles

USPS to Boost Purchases of Electric Vehicles

July 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Postal Service plans to substantially increase the number of electric-powered vehicles it’s buying to replace its fleet of aging delivery trucks, officials said July 20. The Postal Service anticipates boosting electric vehicles from 20% to 50% in its […]


Groups That Want to Electrify USPS Fleet File Suit

April 28, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Sixteen states and four environmental groups that want the U.S. Postal Service to buy more electric delivery vehicles are suing to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks as the agency modernizes its mail delivery fleet. The environmental groups’ lawsuit, […]


UPS, FedEx, USPS Set Holiday Shipping Dates

October 12, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Though it’s not yet Halloween, delivery companies UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and the U.S. Postal Service have released their recommended deadlines to ship packages in time for the holidays. Pandemic supply chain woes have industry experts warning consumers to shop […]


Sen. Tom Carper Says USPS Should Buy More Electric Vehicles

April 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Postal Service should include more electric vehicles in its new fleet than it first envisioned when it awarded a $6 billion contract to Oshkosh Corp., a U.S. senator told nominees to the service’s board. “The Postal Service has […]

Impact & Regulations

USPS Ordered to Restore High-Speed Machines for Election Mail

October 23, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to restore high-speed mail-sorting machines at any facilities that are unable to process first-class election mail quickly enough — a major concern for states as the postal agency continues to struggle with […]

Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

USPS Grapples With Financial Crisis as Mail Delays Continue

July 29, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

For the past month, Toledo, Ohio, resident Tom Mlynarczyk, 83, hasn’t known when or if his mail is coming day-to-day. “When I moved out here in ’65, I could set my watch by the mailman,” he said. Lately, though, he […]