USPS says it will sharply increase the number of electric-powered delivery trucks — and will go all-electric for new purchases starting in 2026.
The civil rights icon spent nearly 60 years in public service, including more than three decades representing the Atlanta area. Now, the USPS is paying homage to his years of work.
Checks are going missing from the mail in Georgia. The Dunwoody Police Department reports that checks totaling about half a million dollars have disappeared from the post office since last summer. Experts say those checks have found their way onto underground markets.
Delta Air Lines has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle charges it falsified information about deliveries of international mail, including mail sent to U.S. soldiers overseas.
Nancy and Ronald Reagan's legacy on HIV/AIDS and the stamp's unveiling during Pride month have led members of the LGBTQ+ community to criticize the Biden administration and the Postal Service.
The lawsuits contend that purchases of thousands of fossil fuel-powered delivery vehicles will cause environmental harm for decades to come. The Postal Service says it conducted a thorough review.
Starting next month, more than 30% of first-class packages will be considered on time if they arrive within four or five days, as the Postal Service eases its standards for delivery times.
The embattled USPS has been losing billions of dollars annually in recent years. The bill, which focuses on cutting health care costs, would result in $50 billion in savings over 10 years.
To all those holiday present procrastinators out there (you know who you are): Be sure to ship that holiday gift sooner rather than later to get those presents to their destination before December 25.
The changes to the Postal Service include slower delivery of some first-class mail and higher holiday-period pricing — changes the states want regulators to review.
Some of the changes will result in increased transit times for cross-country and other long-distance deliveries. The price increases will not affect shipping for international products.
Most post offices that don't meet their costs are in rural areas, but Congress has blocked them from being closed. Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez say postal banking might offer a solution.
"We're really busy. It's been unbearable," sighed Manny Huenchunir, a Postal Service truck driver who was unloading and reloading crates of mail at a post office outside Boston on Tuesday night.
Election experts say there is no longer enough time to ensure ballots sent through the mail will be delivered in time. They're encouraging voters to deliver their ballots by hand or vote in person.