Sunday, December 28, 2008

USPS' Equipment Recovery Project

Alabama's Birmingham News reports, "The Postal Service has launched what is being called the 'Equipment Recovery Project' in an effort to reclaim its crates, trays and pallets."

"The Postal Service wants them back, and the agency is sending postal inspectors around to area businesses to collect," writes reporter Robert K. Gordon.

Gordon goes on to say, "Blame it on the recession. No one is immune, not even the USPS. Saddled with a $2.8 billion deficit, the agency has been forced to pinch pennies in an effort to save all the money it can."

Tony Robinson, a U.S. postal inspector in Birmingham,is quoted in the article as saying, "Last year the Postal Service spent $40 million on mail transportation equipment such as pallets. This year, we'll spend another $40 million."

Joseph Breckenridge, an Atlanta-based USPS spokesman, is also quoted as saying, "That is money we're not getting. We need to save every nickel, dime and dollar we can. We're trying to stave off eroded service and layoffs."

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