Workhorse Sues USPS over $6 Billion Oshkosh Mail Truck Deal

If you thought the seven-year search for new U.S. Postal Service mail trucks was over, think again. There were three companies bidding for the massive contract, and one of them, Workhorse, now says a court should look into whether the deal was conducted fairly and whether the government didn't seriously consider its all-electric options including the Workhorse prototype pictured above.
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Expecting A Package While Away? Here’s What To Do For USPS, UPS, FedEx & Amazon

When you used to go on vacation, it was easy to put a hold on your mail delivery. You just told your friendly U.S. Postal Service mail carrier that you’d be away and could they hold the mail until you return next Monday. Problem solved. Personally, we just left a cardboard box under our mailbox inside our screened-in porch, since our mail carrier walked his route, door to door. Things aren’t that simple anymore. We hardly see our mail carrier because the mailbox is located five houses away from us and is for the twenty houses on our street.
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NASA, USPS team up to create stunning sun stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has issued a new set of stamps celebrating 10 years of sun-watching from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). On June 18, the stamps were presented during a ceremony at the Greenbelt Main Post Office in Maryland, according to a Friday...
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Workhorse Going At USPS for Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract Snub

Workhorse Group Inc. has filed a formal complaint with the United States Federal Court of Claims protesting the award of the United States Postal Service Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (USPS NGDV) contract to Oshkosh Defense, a competing finalist. The 10-year, $482 million contract calls for Oshkosh Defense to design, produce...
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USPS releases dog attack national rankings

More than 5,800 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2020. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the general public. To highlight the enormity of this serious issue, the U.S. Postal Service is providing the public with information on the do’s and don’ts of responsible dog ownership as part of its annual National Dog Bite Awareness Week public service campaign.
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Morris County USPS mail carrier arraigned for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, receiving bribes, conspiring to defraud United States

NEWARK, NJ (Essex County) – A Morris County U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier was arraigned Wednesday on charges of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, receiving bribes as a public official, and conspiring to defraud the United States, according to acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig.
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Gang members used USPS and FedEx to deliver drugs, feds say

DALLAS (1080 KRLD)- More of the defendants arrested in last week's crime sweep through the Fair Park area have made it to court. Federal authorities say nine members of the “Hogg Life” gang, an offshoot of the Los Angeles-based Crips gang, were among those who were arrested Friday as task force members swarmed several neighborhoods to the south and west of the fairgrounds.
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USPS mail delivery issues remain throughout Baltimore

DUNDALK, Maryland (WJZ) — The lack of mail service has been an ongoing problem for many for over a year now. “It’s really frustrating, bills are late because we’re not even receiving them. I just don’t know what to do at this point,” said Brittne Bryan, Dundalk resident. The lack...

Chicago USPS postmaster replaced following mounting calls for her resignation over mail delays

CHICAGO — Chicago’s embattled postmaster has been replaced after months of outcry about mail delays, according to an internal announcement. Wanda Prater, the leader of the U.S. Postal Service’s Chicago district, left that role Saturday following complaints from congressmen, aldermen and the local mail workers union about delivery delays. Taking the helm is Eddie Morgan Jr., who most recently served as postmaster of Kansas City, Missouri.

Workhorse files complaint involving USPS contract

Electric-vehicle maker Workhorse Group is protesting the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to award a lucrative contract to build the mail carrier’s next-gen delivery truck to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense. What’s contained in the bid protest complaint filed with the U.S. Federal Court of Claims is unknown, however, because it was filed...
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Duluth USPS Emphasizes Dog Awareness Week

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s dog bite awareness week and a local letter carrier and Duluth postmaster are speaking on the importance of securing your dog for the safety of local carriers. The United States Postal Service shared what carriers look for when approaching a residence. Chains, dog bowls, and toys are...

USPS plan would slow package delivery for long-distance hauls

The U.S. Postal Service is proposing a plan to save money by slowing its delivery speed for parcels traveling more miles, converting its delivery guarantee for First-Class Package Service (FCPS) from the current umbrella 3-day service plan for the continental U.S. to a range of two to five days based on distance.

USPS ceasing North Austin Station operations June 18

AUSTIN, Texas - The US Postal Service will be stopping operations at the North Austin Station this week. USPS says that the station, currently located at 4300 Speedway, will cease operations on Friday, June 18 at 5 p.m. After that point, customers will not be able to access the building.
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Chicago USPS postmaster out after delayed mail complaints

CHICAGO – Wanda Prater is out as Chicago’s Postmaster General, following months of mail delivery complaints, according to Congressman Bobby Rush. Rush says Eddie C. Morgan has replaced Prater, effective Saturday, June 12. In February, Congressman Rush called for Prater’s immediate resignation or firing after results of an Inspector General...