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Monday, December 31, 2012

Did 'big postal truck' run over Davis Haines?

  Birmingham's Davis Haines, back from the brink of death, stars in holiday show

"...“It was this 18-wheeler, or it may have been a Mack Truck, a big postal truck,” Davis says. “The light was green for both of us, and I was turning left while he was turning right. He was so close to me that we just sort of merged into each other. He ran over my mid-section.”..."


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Postal downsizing causing delivery issues

  Postal frustrations

"...The U.S. Postal Service has struggled to provide adequate staffing for post offices in some oil-boom towns, where populations have ballooned in recent years. Long lines at postal windows, late mail, returned mail and undelivered mail ..."


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Retired Mail Handler John Dennie, arrested trying to save postal jobs

  Postal legislation dead, but postal hunger strike continues

"...The five hunger strikers occupied Issa’s office on Thursday. One–identified in a press release as John Dennie, a retired mail handler from New York–was arrested by Capitol police and later released, Partridge said...."


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Metro Post (USPS Same-Day Delivery) Trial Delayed

  USPS Delays Same-Day Trial

"...That's bad news, not just for this same-day test, but for the eight to ten chains reportedly signed up for the trial who will lose days' worth of deliveries on the critical run-up to Christmas Eve...."


Friday, December 7, 2012

Mail Handler allegedly helps steal thousands of checks

  Mail center supervisor pleads guilty to stealing $2.8M in government checks

"...Fambro-Echols worked there as a mail handler. While on the job, Eason and Fambro-Echols stole thousands of U.S. Treasury checks and provided them to a network of brokers and check cashers who would then negotiate the checks and split the criminal proceeds with Eason and Fambro-Echols, Yates said...."


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Postal Service awards $30m contract to firm it is suing for $390m

  USPS awards $30m contract to firm it is suing for $390m

"...The US Postal Service has awarded a $30m contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation at the same time it is attempting to sue the company over breaches of another contract, seeking a nine-figure sum...."


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Google buys parcel storage service

  Why Did Google Buy BufferBox? Because The Entire Mail And Package Delivery System Is Broken

"...The mail delivery system is broken and old. It’s ripe for…disruption. How broken? The US Post Office lost $15.9B in 2012. So at first blush, one could say that Google wants to compete with the likes of shipping magicians like Amazon and UPS..."


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