USPS

By Jeff Berman · September 7, 2011
The financial travails of the United States Postal Service were on full display at a hearing hosted by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs yesterday.
By Jeff Berman · August 22, 2011
In early 2009, the United States Postal Service (USPS) stated its intent in a filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to launch a market test to provide service akin to a less-than-truckload (LTL) network. But in a filing submitted to the PRC on August 19, the USPS said it intends to shutter this initiative—it entitled “Collaborative Logistics”—on September 19.
By Jeff Berman · April 22, 2011
The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced this week it has introduced a new regional ground service for commercial shippers looking for an “economical solution for delivery of small packages.
By Jeff Berman · April 6, 2011
Upon ratification by union membership in the next two months, this deal will run through May 20, 2015 and impact roughly 205,000 employees, according to USPS officials.
By Jeff Berman · March 28, 2011
According to the PRC, the USPS advised it that due to falling mail volumes and revenues it is considering eliminating Saturday mail collection and delivery except for Express Mail and existing post office box service.
By Jeff Berman · March 15, 2011
USPS officials said that upon ratification by union membership-expected-in the next two months, this deal will run through May 20, 2015 and impact roughly 205,000 employees.
By Jeff Berman · March 3, 2011
The Postal Regulatory Commission filed an order to conditionally grant a USPS request to transfer Commercial Standard Mail Parcels to the competitive product list.
By Jeff Berman · February 28, 2011
USPS officials said that this is a formal request to move Commercial First-Class Mail Parcels from the market-dominant product list and add “Lightweight Commercial Parcels” to the competitive product list.
By Jeff Berman · February 21, 2011
On the heels of a recently announced $329 million loss for the fiscal first quarter, the United States Postal Service (USPS) recently announced that it has received approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission for rate increases that will take effect on April 17.
By Jeff Berman · January 7, 2011
Following November’s announcement that it would be rolling out a new service geared specifically for shippers mailing on a regional basis, entitled the Priority Mail Regional Rate Box, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said the new offering is now officially available.
By Jeff Berman · December 20, 2010
New offering is part of USPS’ strategy to go after larger mailers, with discounts available at their fingertips.
By Jeff Berman · November 12, 2010
The United States Postal Service (USPS) reported that it had a net loss of $8.5 billion for the fiscal year which ended on September 30. USPS officials cited various factors for the loss, including “continuing economic pressures and migration to electronic media [having] a significant adverse impact on mail volumes and operating revenues. Despite rigorous initiatives that eliminated 75 million work hours and drove productivity to record highs in 2010, the losses mounted.”
By Jeff Berman · November 4, 2010
Earlier this week, the United States Postal Service (USPS) rolled out new prices for various services, which are scheduled to take effect on January 2, 2011, pending approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission. In its announcement, the USPS said it is rolling out new flat-rate products, as well as offerings geared specifically to consumers and shippers, respectively.
By Jeff Berman · October 28, 2010
The United States Postal Service announced this week that Postmaster General and CEO John E. Potter will retire on December 3. Potter, a 32-year USPS veteran will be replaced by Patrick R. Donahoe, Deputy Postmaster General and Chief Operating Officer. Donahoe was voted as Potter’s successor by The Governors of the Postal Service and will become the 73rd Postmaster General.
By Jeff Berman · September 30, 2010
Earlier today, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) formally denied a request made in July by the United States Postal Service (USPS) for an average 5.6 percent rate increase. PRC officials said that the request was turned down, because the USPS “failed to justify rate increases in excess of its statutory CPI price cap.”

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