USPS issues proposed regulation aimed at overweight packages

The Postal Service recently published an advanced notice requesting comments on how the Postal Service should proceed to prevent overweight items from entering into the postal network. After considering the comments received, the Postal Service is now moving forward to propose amendment of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual, (DMM) to prevent overweight items from entering the postal network. Continue reading

Walgreens and FedEx Team Up to Offer FedEx Dropoff and Pickup at Walgreens Locations Nationwide

MEMPHIS, Tenn. & DEERFIELD, Ill.– FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and Walgreen Co., one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, announced a long-term alliance agreement that will offer convenient access to FedEx dropoff and pickup services at thousands of Walgreens locations across the United States beginning within the next several months. Continue reading

Surface Visibility program expands

From USPS News Link:

USPS has expanded its Surface Visibility (SV) program to an additional 114 sites, bringing the total number to 437 across the nation.

The program is part of the Postal Service’s broader efforts to better use technology and promote the SV application, which improves scanning and makes it easier for business customers to know the whereabouts of their mail and packages. Continue reading

Video: Mail carrier tries to save packages from being stolen

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Heroes work all different kinds of jobs, but a mail carrier isn’t one you wouldn’t expect to be a hero. One Topeka mail carrier’s reactions were something that saved a man from losing all of his packages.

David Cole says he was at work all day Thursday and was expecting three packages to be delivered.

“I have had millions of packages delivered here with no problems,” David Cole, whose packages were stolen said.Then, he came home to a unwelcoming surprise, a note in his door, and not a single box. Continue reading

Video: USPS Contract Driver Killed When Truck Flips on California Highway Spilling Packages

A driver hauling packages for the U.S. Postal Service flipped on its side in Danville, killing the driver and spilling boxes and boxes all over the highway, six days before Christmas.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident was reported on southbound Interstate 680 near El Pintado Road in Danville just before 4 a.m. on Monday. Sgt. Oscar Pacheco said the packages were headed for San Jose. Continue reading