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The U.S. Postal Service Was in Bad Shape. Then the Virus Came

The U.S. Postal Service handles almost half of the world’s mail volume -- 142.6 billion pieces in fiscal 2019 alone. It’s one of the largest employers in the U.S., with more than 630,000 career and contract workers. And it could run out of cash by .....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 8th, 2020

How Virus Inflamed U.S. Mail’s Preexisting Condition

The U.S. Postal Service handles almost half of the world’s mail volume -- 142.6 billion pieces in fiscal 2019 alone. It’s one of the largest employers in the U.S., with more than 630,000 career and contract workers. And it could run out of cash by .....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 8th, 2020

The Postal Service needs a bailout. Congress is partly to blame.

A drop in mail volume hurts, but not as much as the $160 billion in debt the USPS carries......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 15th, 2020

Trump reportedly rejected approving a bailout package that would rescue the US Postal Service, and it could be a disaster for states trying to expand voting by mail

Carlos Barria/Reuters The ongoing C.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 12th, 2020

Shifting Gears: The US Postal Service is in peril as coronavirus eats into mail deliveries

Associated Press Happy Friday. We made it through another week of quarantine. First, some .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 10th, 2020

The US Postal Service is on track to run out of money by June, and it could be a disaster for states trying to expand voting by mail

Carlos Barria/Reuters The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has plunged the US Postal Service into dire financial straits. It could severely impact the 2020 elections as states pivot .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 3rd, 2020

Virus could shut USPS within 3 months, lawmakers warn

Any disruption to the U.S. Postal Service could also hamper mail vote efforts for the upcoming election......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 24th, 2020

Virus could shut USPS within 3 months, lawmakers warn

Any disruption to the U.S. Postal Service could also hamper mail vote efforts for the upcoming election......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 24th, 2020

Washington postal worker tests positive for coronavirus, state health officials say there have been four more deaths

A U.S. Postal Service worker in Washington State has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a Wall Street Journal report. A spokesman for the agency says the employee, who worked at the Seattle Network Distribution Center, contracted .....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 2nd, 2020

How Sinn Fein Ignited Irish Election (But Won’t Win) 

Long an outsider in Irish politics because of its links with the Irish Republican Army, Sinn Fein is moving center stage. Just days before a Feb. 8 general election, the party surged ahead of Prime Minister Leo Varadkar’s Fine Gael and mai.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 5th, 2020

Dow Jones Newswires: U.K. Court of Appeal upholds injunction against Royal Mail strike ballot

Earlier this month, the High Court ruled a postal ballot of Royal Mail employees for industrial action was unlawful and granted an interim injunction against the strike, the postal service and courier company said......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 29th, 2019

USPS Investigating Drone Delivery Options

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) wants feedback from drone operators that could provide drone capability to the agency as it looks to advance its mail delivery fleet. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaSep 30th, 2019

Aluminum processing center in Virginia sold

Service Center Metals, a Virginia company and one of the fastest-growing industrial assets in the Commonwealth, has been sold. Richmond bu.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyAug 23rd, 2019

Former Trucking Executive Pleads Guilty To Two Counts Of Wire Fraud In USPS Mail Contracts Case

A former executive of a Florida-based trucking company pleaded guilty in federal court on two counts of wire fraud related to mail contracts it had with the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday, June 12. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJun 17th, 2019

USPS Starts Testing Self-Driving Trucks For Long Hauls

The US Postal Service (USPS) has awarded TuSimple, a global self-driving truck company, a contract to haul mail across the country with self-driving trucks, a move that could save the money-losing government a.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMay 22nd, 2019

USPS tests self-driving trucks for mail delivery

The U.S. Postal Service started an autonomous mail delivery service test Tuesday with self-driving startup TuSimple......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 22nd, 2019

For the first time ever U.S. mail will be carried by self-driving trucks

The U.S. Postal Service looks to add self-driving trucks to their fleet......»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 22nd, 2019

Postal Service to test autonomous semi trucks for hauling mail across state lines

The U.S. Postal Service this month will experiment with self-driving semi-trucks transporting mail between distribution centers in Phoenix a.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 21st, 2019

Self-driving trucks begin mail delivery test for U.S. Postal Service

Self-driving trucks begin mail delivery test for U.S. Postal Service.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 21st, 2019

Self-driving trucks begin mail delivery test for U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 21st, 2019