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Former XPO Executive to Become Next Postmaster General

Louis DeJoy, a former XPO executive, will be the next postmaster general. Priority mail packages sit on a conveyor belt at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Virginia in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

A Republican fundraiser and political donor from North Carolina who also worked as an executive at XPO Logistics will be the next postmaster general.

May 7, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Criticizes Postal Service, Says It Should Boost Rates for Amazon

A USPS worker unloads a truck in San Francisco in December 2019. A USPS worker unloads a truck in San Francisco in December 2019. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump said the U.S. Postal Service is “a joke” and should quadruple the rate it charges major companies to ship a package, but is too frightened of Amazon .com Inc. to do so.

April 24, 2020
Government, Logistics, TCA

USPS Under Scrutiny on Wisconsin Ballot Delays

Packages sit in cardboard bins at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Merrifield, Va., in December 2018. Packages sit in cardboard bins at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Merrifield, Va., in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The United States Postal Service says that domestic deliveries of mail usually arrive in 1-3 business days. That’s not always the case, as is becoming clear to many of Wisconsin’s registered voters who requested absentee ballots that never arrived.

Adam Rogan | The Journal Times
April 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

About 2,000 USPS Workers Are Quarantined Over Coronavirus Concerns

A worker sorts packages at the USPS Merrifield process and distribution center in Merrifield, Va., in December 2018. A worker sorts packages at the USPS Merrifield process and distribution center in Merrifield, Va., in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Around 2,000 U.S. Postal Service employees nationwide are in quarantine over concerns that they may have been exposed to coronavirus, and more than 60 have tested positive for the virus, according to the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Postal Service.

Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media Group
March 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Holiday Returns Drive Demand for Reverse Logistics

A customer returns gifts to a Kohl's Department store. A customer returns items to a Kohl's Department store. (Jack Sauer/Associated Press)

Reverse logistics is part of retailers’ year-round operations, but returns ramp up during the holidays.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
January 3, 2020
Government, Business

Postal Service Losses Up Even As Package Revenue Jumps 6.1%

USPS worker A USPS letter carrier in the East Atlanta post office. Net loss for fiscal year 2019 was $8.8 billion, and increase of $4.9 billion compared to last year. (David Goldman/Associated Press)

The U.S. Postal Service saw revenue jump for the 2019 fiscal year ended Sept. 30, thanks largely to an increase in package volume.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Universal Postal Union Rejects Trump’s Favored Reform Plan

Navarro Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

In a showdown Sept. 24 at a Universal Postal Union meeting, countries rejected the Trump administration’s favored approach to an international mail problem that is making the U.S. consider leaving the 145-year-old body.

Jamey Keatan | Associated Press
September 24, 2019
Government, Business

Trade Feud May Impact Parcels From China

USPS Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro the week of Sept. 23 will lead a delegation to Geneva to try to reform the 145-year-old global system of coordinating postal policies, a method he says treats American companies unfairly.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2019
Business, Technology

Stamps.com Craters Without Postal Service Partnership

Packages Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Stamps.com plunged 48% in pre-market trading May 9, poised to drop to a five-year low, after the company slashed its profit outlook for the full year, fueling investor concerns about its ability to protect margins in the absence of a key partnership with the U.S. Postal Service.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
May 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Forever Stamp Price Increase to 55 Cents Takes Effect

Mail Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The cost of a Forever stamp jumped 10% this weekend — from 50 cents to 55 cents — as the U.S. Postal Service continues to struggle financially.

Catie O'Toole | Syracuse Media Group
January 28, 2019

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