Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today the U.S. Postal Service begins to deliver 20 billion pieces of mail across the country and around the world between Thanksgiving and Christmas according to a USPS news release.

Staff at the National Operations Center report for “24-7 duty” on Dec. 1 to help navigate, literally, mail movement around the world.

With the busiest mailing day set for Monday, Dec. 17, the task will require more than 200,000 trucks, a 30 percent increase in air cargo transport, 37,000 Post Offices and 700,000 employees.

More than 275 million cards and letters are expected to be mailed that day - more than three times the average daily volume of 82 million.

The busiest delivery day is expected to be Wednesday, Dec. 19.

To find out more, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM