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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, Business, Equipment, Fuel

DeJoy Embraces Electric Trucks Despite USPS Contract Award

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies on March 11 Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies remotely during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on oversight of the U.S. Postal Service. (House Committee on Appropriations/YouTube)

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, defending the selection of a gasoline-powered vehicle maker to build the next generation of U.S. mail trucks, said he envisions the service moving quickly to electric power.

Todd Shields and Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 11, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Workhorse Sees ‘Prolonged Process’ to Challenge USPS Action

USPS delivery vehicles outside a post office in Torrance, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) USPS delivery vehicles outside a post office in Torrance, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Workhorse Group Inc. said March 4 it sees a “prolonged process” as it attempts to challenge the loss of a massive U.S. Postal Service contract to build the agency’s next-generation fleet of delivery trucks.

Ari Natter and Todd Shields | Bloomberg News
March 4, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Workhorse to Meet With USPS Over Truck Contract

 (Luke Sharret/Bloomberg News)

Representatives of electric-truck maker Workhorse Group Inc. are scheduled to meet with officials at the U.S. Postal Service March 3 as the company explores options for challenging the loss of a massive contract to build the next generation of postal trucks.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Activists Say USPS Truck Purchase Defies Biden’s EV Order

USPS mail trucks arrive on a tow truck to a post office in California in August 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) USPS mail trucks arrive on a tow truck to a post office in California in August 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service currently plans for only 10% of its new truck fleet to be electric, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Feb. 24, angering environmentalists who say the move flies in the face of a White House executive order to electrify the government’s vehicles.

February 25, 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, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Workhorse Passed Over as Oshkosh Wins USPS EV Contract

USPS' Next Generation Delivery Vehicle A view of the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle to be built by Oshkosh Corp. for USPS. (United States Postal Service)

Electric-vehicle maker Workhorse Group Inc. plunged on Feb. 23, triggering multiple trading halts, after a key U.S. Postal Service contract that some had expected it to win went to rival Oshkosh Corp. instead.

Esha Dey | 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
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden to Require Electric Trucks at USPS, Federal Agencies

A USPS mail truck (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News) USPS trucks like these could be replaced by electric vehicles under an order by President Biden. (Bing Guan/Blooomberg News)

President Joe Biden is preparing an executive order to marshal the federal government’s purchasing power by requiring that federal agencies — including the U.S. Postal Service — buy clean vehicles and renewable power, according to three people familiar with the matter, though the timing of the announcement isn’t clear.

January 26, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Says Thousands of Mail-In Ballots May Have Gone Missing

Officials count votes at a convention center in Philadelphia on Nov. 4. Officials count votes at a convention center in Philadelphia on Nov. 4. (Ryan Collerd/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service on Nov. 5 told a judge that a review of processing data revealed roughly 4,250 mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania and North Carolina may have gone missing.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2020

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