USPS also finds itself in need of more truck drivers

  • A national shortage of truck drivers hits home for the Postal Service. Its inspector general found the agency has been more than 1,000 drivers short since at least 2018. The IG office found USPS drivers are putting in more overtime hours to make up for the shortage. USPS is running a pilot program to train employees who already drive lighter-duty mail truck to drive larger tractor-trailers. More than 9,000 USPS employees work for its Postal Vehicle Service. The agency hires more than 1,700 contracted staff to drive longer highway routes.

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No kidding… a driver shortage?… how about paying them what they are worth… give good benefits and don’t screw with them… Most companies can’t do all this… USPS could. and USPS would get loyal employees… Duh.

Ya Fedex and UPS pays a lot more to their drivers. Post office pay way below our private companies and that’s why we don’t have good drivers who want to stick around til retirement. Plus the transportation supervisor’ treat their employees like crap and only offer promotion to their buddies or someone who can kiss the managers butts

How bout bring back some of the employees walked out and forxlced to retire due to nrp workforce discrimination of disabled employees. They won there case but post office refuses to settle 130,000 of us loyal employees out out no union help no
Congressman’s help only layers and a lawsuite but
Postoffice still refuses.