March 17, 2017
Transportation contractors once again dominate the top spots in our annual list of the Top 150 U.S. Postal Service Suppliers. In fiscal year 2016, USPS spent over $14 billion on outside purchases, about half of that for transportation. As it has since 2002, Federal Express Corporation lands atop the list, this year with $1.678 billion in revenues – about a $300 million increase from last year. FedEx carries package and letter mail for the Postal Service. FedEx’s air cargo network contract with the Postal Service was recently renewed for a five-year period, extending the contract until September 29, 2024.
FCA US, LLC, formerly known as Chrysler Group LLC, raced to No. 4 on the list with $270 million in revenue. In April 2016, USPS agreed to purchase 9,113 Ram ProMaster commercial vans from FCA. Rounding out the transportation-related companies in the Top 10 are trucking companies Salmon Companies (No. 5, $242 million), Eagle Express Lines, Inc. (No. 8, $179 million) and auto-supplier Wheeler Bros., Inc. (No. 9, $177 million). Package and logistics giant United Parcel Service is ranked No. 11, earning $161 million in postal revenues. Six of the companies ranked No. 11 through 20 also provide transportation services to USPS.
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