Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pain at the Postal Pump, Part II

In a related story to yesterday's post, Canada's City News is reporting rising gas rices threaten rural mail service around Toronto.

Rural mail carriers say they can no longer afford to deliver the mail since they not only use their own vehicles, but don't get paid as much as carriers in urban centers according to the report.

Canada Post pays them roughly $2000 a month for gas, but carriers say that rate is outdated, and that many have to fork out as much as $400 a month extra just to get around.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM