Todd Shields

Government, Fuel

USPS EV Analysis Faulty, Rep. Maloney Says

Rep. Carol Maloney Maloney called for “a much more aggressive plan to electrify the (USPS) fleet." (Oversight Committee/YouTube)

The U.S. Postal Service used “faulty” assumptions in limiting its purchase of electric mail-delivery trucks in its $6 billion fleet replacement plan, a top House Democrat said April 5.

Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

USPS Says It Could Buy More EVs If Congress Funded It

USPS trucks Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Postal Service said it could buy more electric vehicles if more funding were available, after Biden administration criticism of the agency’s plan to replace its fleet mainly with gas-powered delivery trucks.

Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2022
Government, Business

Proposed USPS Surcharges May Mean Mail Will Cost More This Holiday

USPS David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Postal Service on Aug. 10 announced it is seeking temporarily higher rates for packages during the 2021 holiday season.

Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
August 11, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Workhorse Says It Didn’t Get a Fair Shot at USPS Van Award

U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles sit outside a post office in California. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles sit outside a post office in California. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service didn’t give Workhorse Group Inc. a fair shot at a contract worth as much as $6 billion to build mail delivery vans, the maker of electric vehicles said in its challenge of the service’s decision to award the work to Oshkosh Corp.

Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
June 30, 2021
Government, Business

First-Class Stamp Will Cost 58¢ in USPS Rate Increase Plan

Letters showing canceled stamps Postage stamps on pieces of mail. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

The U.S. Postal Service plans to boost the price of a first class stamp to 58 cents from 55 cents as it works to stabilize finances amid slumping mail volume and lagging delivery.

Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
May 28, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Lawmakers Back $8 Billion for Electric USPS Vehicles

USPS delivery vehicles sit outside a post office in California in August 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) USPS delivery vehicles sit outside a post office in California in August 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

House lawmakers advanced language authorizing $8 billion for the U.S. Postal Service to buy more electric vehicles as the agency modernizes its aging fleet.

Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Sen. Tom Carper Says USPS Should Buy More Electric Vehicles

A USPS truck sits at a facility in Elkridge, Md., in August 2020. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News) A USPS truck sits at a facility in Elkridge, Md., in August 2020. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service should include more electric vehicles in its new fleet than it first envisioned when it awarded a $6 billion contract to Oshkosh Corp., a U.S. senator told nominees to the service’s board.

Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
April 22, 2021
Government

Mail Will Be Slower, More Costly Under DeJoy USPS Plan

United States Postal Service Grumman Long Life Vehicles USPS Grumman Long Life Vehicles outside a post office in Shelbyville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service announced plans to add a day or more to its standards for First Class mail delivery, hike rates and reduce post office hours as it struggles with financial deficits.

Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2021
Government

House Panel, DeJoy See Need to Address USPS Financial Woes

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Postmaster General Louis DeJoy by Tom Brenner/Reuters via Bloomberg News

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said some mail could be delayed under his plan to revitalize a U.S. Postal Service plagued by slow delivery and what he called a dire financial outlook.

Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
February 24, 2021
Government, Business

Democrat Ron Bloom Named Postal Board Chair Amid Calls to Fire Louis DeJoy

A USPS mail truck (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News) A USPS mail truck in San Diego. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service, struggling with slow delivery following disruptive changes by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, selected a Democrat as its board chairman.

Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2021