Postal Employees gear up for busiest delivery day

December 21, 2016

This is it.

The Postal Service expects to deliver 30 million packages Dec. 22, making it the year’s busiest delivery day.

The final surge will cap a milestone week that also included the year’s busiest mailing and shipping day, when USPS served an estimated 12 million customers at Post Offices and online.

Overall, the Postal Service projects it will deliver 16 billion mailpieces during the holidays — including 750 million packages, up 12 percent from last year.

Employees say they’re ready for the final push.

“Customers on my routes tend to have two, three, and even four packages delivered to them at one time,” said Hillsdale, MI, Rural Carrier Nancy Bumpus. “As long as you’re organized, deliveries move smoother and my vehicle gets emptied pretty quickly.”

To prepare for the holidays, the Postal Service added new parcel-sorting equipment in plants, hired more than 35,000 seasonal employees and expanded Sunday delivery operations to all locations with high package volumes.

USPS also continued to emphasize its core principals, such as accurate scanning and delivering packages with care, through its #PostalProud initiative.

Bumpus said these efforts make a difference.

“I love what I do,” she said. “I keep a smile on my face all day.”

Read more at original source: Final countdown | USPS News Link ###

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Will Johnson tomorrow won’t be good lol

Sounds like a call in kinda day lmao

Uh ..NO we already got one!!!

Who..U ? Lol

Samantha & Monique… Ughhh!!!

Makes me tired already


Nooooooo I don’t wanna

Can’t be worse than Monday!! I hope!

Monday was horrid!

Monday was awful & that is an understatement!!!


Oh Monday was a killer😱😱
Oh it will be like Monday or worse!!

Not again 😩😩😩

Joe Russell well this can’t be good news. Will you take my scanner so I can go home?

Home? What is that. Kenny P, you signed up for the long haul.

347 scans Monday billy

Kenneth Pendleton, nice. The explorer must have been dragging ass!

Tina Nichols Ransiear😢

Stalin Alvarado, prepárate para para la 37! jajajaja

La Madre!!!

Virginia Sigmon

Diann Hays Helen Perez Dean

Boo !!!🎅🎅🎅🎅

I will have to see it to believe it…the past 2 days have been nice!