Postmaster general’s new plan for USPS is said to include slower mail and higher prices

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is preparing to put all first-class mail onto a single delivery track, according to two people briefed on his strategic plan for the U.S. Postal Service, a move that would mean slower and more costly delivery for both consumers and commercial mailers.

DeJoy, with the backing of the agency’s bipartisan but Trump-appointed governing board, has discussed plans to eliminate a tier of first-class mail — letters, bills and other envelope-sized correspondence sent to a local address — designated for delivery in two days. Instead, all first-class mail would be lumped into the same three- to five-day window, the current benchmark for nonlocal mail.

The plan also prevents first-class mail from being shipped by airplane, said the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential conversations, forcing all of it into trucks and a relay of distribution depots.

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Good job, Louie. Your doing your best at total destruction of the postal service. You the man, you turd.

We already process the first class with standard everyday. And after airline ailment of mail was suspended after 9/11 we used all the old truck route setup for all mail. No mail left behind.

Generally, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express and First-Class Mail pieces will be shipped by air. … However, these mail classes may also be shipped by ground depending on the originating and destination points—for example, if a destination is within driving distance.Jun 9, 2017