Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Plans Exit From Postal Treaty as Measure Against China

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President Donald Trump plans to withdraw the United States from a 192-nation treaty that gives Chinese companies discounted shipping rates for small packages sent to American consumers, another escalation of his economic confrontation of Beijing.

October 17, 2018
Government, Business

USPS Proposes Price Hike for Parcel Packages, Stamps

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The sticker price of parcel packages and first-class stamps will rise if the U.S. Postal Service has its way, with delivery prices for packages weighing more than one pound increasing 9.3%.

October 12, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill Pushes Back on Privatizing Postal Service

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Restructuring the federal government to make it more efficient and accountable is an idea Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she can get behind.

Ken Newton | St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press
July 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

As Trump Pushes to Privatize the Troubled US Postal Service, Others Push Back

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U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver recalls the days when, every morning at 10, his grandmother would walk to the post office in Waxahachie, Texas, to catch up with friends, family and other community members.

Edward Mckinley | The Kansas City Star
July 10, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Postal Service’s Pricing Methodology Upheld by Appeals Court

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The U.S. Postal Service’s method to set prices for competitive services was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on May 22.

Bernie Pazanowski | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2018
Government, Business

Tennessee Carrier Settles With USPS on Double-Billing Allegations

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Tracie McCormick Inc., doing business as McCormick Trucking, has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle allegations the company double billed the United States Postal Service for hauling mail, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee announced.

May 21, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Postal Service: More Financial Loss as Mail Delivery Slumps

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The U.S. Postal Service reported another quarterly loss May 11 after an unrelenting drop in mail volume and costs of its health care and pension obligations outweighed strong gains in package deliveries.

May 11, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Convenes Task Force to Study Postal Service Operations

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WASHINGTON — After weeks of railing against online shopping giant, President Donald Trump signed an executive order April 12 creating a task force to study the United States Postal Service.

Jill Colvin | Associated Press
April 13, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

US Postal Service Grappling With Record Shipments This Holiday Season

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Shipping services working around the clock to handle record package numbers this holiday season.

Liz Forster | The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
December 15, 2017
Business, Logistics

FedEx, UPS Want to Steer Santa’s Packages to the Local Drugstore

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It’s that time of year again when online shopping surges and package deliveries soar -- along with costs and customer expectations.

December 15, 2017