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Posts in category Postal Service

Vague law foments debate over USPS parcel pric...

Vague law foments debate over USPS parcel pricing

There’s been quite the hullabaloo raging over the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) pricing of parcels. President Donald J. Trump started a volley in late December 2017 by tweeting….(Read more)

Why I like voting by m...

Why I like voting by mail

It has been a few years since I queued up at a polling place, and I am the happier for it. Don’t get me wrong, I am a sucker for the pageantry: citizen volunteers man polling places; activists outside hand out flyers in hopes of swinging votes; I get a little sticker to wear proudly […]

How to Reduce Junk Mail (AKA Unwanted Advertising Mai...

How to Reduce Junk Mail (AKA Unwanted Advertising Mail )

By Kevin R. Kosar The key to decreasing unwanted mail is for a recipient to contact the senders of this mail to inform them that their mail is unwanted and will not persuade the recipient to purchase their products, support their cause, etc. To this end, take the following steps: Sign Up for the Mail […]

What Trump should have said about Amazon and the Post Off...

What Trump should have said about Amazon and the Post Office

Donald Trump startled corporate America this week by unleashing a broadside against Amazon.com for, of all things, victimizing the Postal Service. As he put it on Twitter….(Read more)

The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition: 2...

The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition: 2018

Last year, the U.S Postal Service (USPS) lost more than $2 billion. This operating deficit was not a rare occurrence, as the agency has run deficits regularly over the past decade. This is because plunging mail volume has cut into its revenues. It is also $15 billion in debt and has more than $100 billion […]

Who’s afraid of autonomous mail truc...

Who’s afraid of autonomous mail trucks?

Highly automated vehicles (HAVs) have gone from fantasy to reality in the past decade. It is remarkable to witness the various prototypes motoring about courses and taking test drives on America’s roads. Already, related technology helps people parallel park their cars — some don’t even require the driver be in the car. Among other benefits, […]

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