The USPS is “gridlocked all over the place” as a historic number of packages flood the system for the holiday season, USPS officials say.
In addition to an “unprecedented surge” in shipping demands this season, the organization has been dealing with cost-cutting measures put in place by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, and even limited staff due to coronavirus regulations and sickness due to coronavirus. Together, these setbacks have created massive wait times on everything from shipping packages, to first class mail. But USPS customers aren’t the only ones left waiting.
“Sitting about eight hours of the day waiting in line to get unloaded, then we get up there to the dock and we can’t offload because there is no space to put the stuff,” said Terrance Briscoe, a truck driver, to WBAL TV.