Postal service


Postal Service to Raise Shipping Rates Jan. 17

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Rates for Priority Mail packages shipped via the U.S. Postal Service will go up on average 9.8% on Jan. 17, a move that comes at the same time that private delivery services are also raising rates.

Elizabeth Weise | USA Today
January 13, 2016

U.S. Postal Service Orders Ram Cargo Vans

Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler said it will supply more than 9,000 customized cargo vans to the U.S. Postal Service for delivering mail and packages.

September 29, 2015

Postal Service Reports 3Q Net Loss of $586 Million

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The U.S. Postal Service reported a net loss of $586 million for its third quarter of fiscal 2015, a reduction of $1.4 billion from the net loss of $2 billion for same period last year.

August 11, 2015

Could Post Office Become Highway Funding Source?

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

Raising the U.S. gasoline tax is out as a way to shore up the Highway Trust Fund. So is taxing drivers based on the number of miles they clock. A plan to use taxes on companies’ overseas profits hasn’t gone anywhere.

May 29, 2014

Postal Service to End Same-Day Delivery Experiment

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Postal Service will end a same-day delivery experiment in San Francisco on March 1 after it could not find enough retailers to participate, Bloomberg News reported.

February 10, 2014

U.S. Postal Service to Increase Rates 2.4% in 2014

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Postal Service said it plans to increase overall prices 2.4% in 2014.

November 14, 2013

U.S. Postal Service Wants First Class Stamp Hike

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The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp to 49 cents, Bloomberg News reported.

September 26, 2013

Postal Service’s 3Q Loss Narrows

The U.S. Postal Service reported a $740 million loss for its fiscal third quarter, compared with a $5.2 billion loss in the same quarter last year, Bloomberg News reported.

August 12, 2013

Mail Haulers Monitor USPS Funding Crisis, Government Response to Payment Deadline

Some truckers are warily watching Washington as the White House crafts a plan to save the U.S. Postal Service, which, officials have said, is quickly running out of money to pay its bills.

September 12, 2011

Postal Service Could Shut Down Without Action by Congress

The U.S. Postal Service may have to shut down this winter unless Congress acts to address the agency’s financial crisis, the New York Times reported.

September 6, 2011