“We look at that as a very positive step, and we think it helps the consumer, because no one wants to get a delivery notice at their door saying they didn’t get a package,” he said on “Squawk Alley.”“If [we] get mailbox access, [we] can just provide much better service.”
Earlier this month, the Treasury Department proposed that the federal postal service license mailbox access to private entities. The proposal was part of a task force, formed after an executive order by President Donald Trump, that looked into the operations and finances of the cash-strapped agency.
Congress enacted a mailbox restriction for USPS in the 1930s, a mailbox monopoly the task force said is “highly valuable” and could create an additional revenue stream.
“We have a great relationship with our customers,” Abney said. “We go to most everyone’s houses, but getting access to the mailbox would be an even closer connection.”
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