Sunday, December 17, 2006

USPS gearing up

On Monday, an estimated 2.4 million pieces of mail are expected to move through the Postal Service's Orlando Distribution Center according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Kate Wiley, the manager and lead executive of the Postal Service's Central Florida District is quoted in an article by Sentinel staffer Erin Ailworth,"Everyone wants to get that card, that gift, that package as close to Christmas as possible," Wiley said.

"They are going to jam the system up because they know the Postal Service is going to get it out."

In a related story on the Tampa Newspapers Web site, it's reported that the USPS predicts that Monday will be the busiest mailing day of the year and Wednesday will be the busiest delivery day of the year.

It's expected that more than 900 million pieces of mail will move through the U.S. Postal Service on Monday, Dec. 18. About 280 million pieces of that total will be cards and letters. This is an increase of about 230 million in volume over the average mailing day."

Shown above in a Orlando Sentinel photograph is District operations supervisor Mark Dorman helping to move along packages on the automated package processing systems (APPS) at the Orlando distribution center for the United States postal service.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM