Louis DeJoy is going to have his hands full. The former chief executive of New Breed Logistics is taking over leadership of the U.S. Postal Service as it is facing pressures from the coronavirus pandemic that only add to the business, financial and political strains on the postal operator.
The WSJ’s Paul Ziobro reports that Mr. DeJoy will become postmaster general as a government watchdog is calling on Congress to address longstanding structural and financial problems at the USPS. That could trigger a broad discussion of the Postal Service’s operations and how they fit into delivery needs that have been drastically changed in recent years by the growth of digital communications and e-commerce.
The USPS is facing steeper losses and congressional Democrats want to include aid for the operation in the next coronavirus stimulus package, setting it up for an even tougher debate over postal reform.