• During the Revolutionary War everything from battle plans to requests for supplies were completed through letters of correspondence. This may beg the question, how were postal functions carried out when the modern day Army post office was not established until 1918? Benjamin Franklin, the first Postmaster General, helped organize the mail system in the Colonies. But mail was expensive, so it was typically the wealthy who used the official mail system.

  • To mark the debut of “Soldier, Secretary, Icon,” the National Postal Museum’s new exhibit on Alexander Hamilton, here are five facts you may not know about our $10 Founding Father.

  • The Postal Service’s redesigned PS Form 3849 is a hit with both internal and external customers. USPS carriers are required to leave the form, also known as We ReDeliver For You!, when they are unable to deliver an item successfully.

  • WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is providing customers of all ages with a treat for their senses with the release of its first scratch-and-sniff stamps on Wednesday, June 20. The aroma of the Frozen Treats Forever stamps will remind customers of the sweet scent of summer when mailing and receiving letters of love, friendship, party invitations and other correspondence.

  • A Coachella man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing a postal truck from a mail carrier who intervened when the defendant tried to take a car from a senior citizen two years ago in Coachella.

  • Amazon today announced Hub by Amazon, a delivery solution for apartments that brings convenience and consistency to the delivery experience, is available for installation across the United States. Over 500,000 residents—from New York City to San Francisco, among others—already have access to the Hub by Amazon with thousands more gaining access each month as new Hubs are installed in apartment communities across the country.

  • The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (itif.org) has just released a report rebutting claims that the Postal Service is charging too little for package delivery and that package delivery is being cross-subsidized by market-dominant products.

  • WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), today announced that prescription delivery is now available from CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide. Customers who wish to have their medications delivered directly to their mailbox, as quickly as the next day1, can now request prescription delivery via the CVS Pharmacy app or by calling their neighborhood store and asking to have their prescriptions delivered.

  • It’s not easy to find something the entire postal community can agree on. But the U.S. Postal Service’s need to replace its delivery vehicles just might get all heads nodding

  • Neighbors in northwest Harris County might be waiting for mail for a while after a USPS mail truck was found engulfed in flames.

  • On June 14, Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) reintroduced H.R. 756 -- but under a new bill number, H.R. 6076. The reason for reintroducing the bill is that H.R. 756 carried the sponsorship of retired Rep. Jason Chaffetz. 

  • The UPS Inc. of 2023 may be a very different company from the one that exists today. By then, brown drones may fill the skies. Package cars may operate with the driver in the passenger seat. Sunday deliveries may become routine.

  • Trucks.com spy photographers caught the U.S Postal Service mail truck prototype built by Turkish automaker Karsan Otomotive outside a test track in the Midwest recently.

  • The Lexington Institute held a forum on President Trump’s Postal Service Task Force. They discussed ways the U.S. Postal Service could modernize its operations and business structure as it faces declining volumes of letters, bills and other traditional mail pieces, but an increase in package delivery demand from internet-based commerce

  • St. Thomas, USVI – Allen Springette, 45, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty today in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to burglary of the Alvaro de Lugo Post Office, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today. Sentencing is set for October 18, 2018.


Postal Vehicle Fires

We have kept a list of postal vehicle fires since 2014. While not all inclusive, this does show the numbers yearly and provides links to fire information.

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