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US Postal Service (USPS) Mail Delivery Timeline Getting Better

Looking ahead to the 2022 holiday peak season, the US Postal Service (USPS) announced the dates for the “Temporary Rate Adjustments.” This year, the higher price rates will be effective from October 2, 2022, through January 22, 2023.  In addition, USPS National News states that the average delivery timeline is now steady at 2.5 days.  For the quarter, overall mail volumes were down 3.4% over the same period last year (SPLY), while revenue was up 5.0%.

The USPS service performance report during the 4th quarter indicates their scores covering July 1 through August 5  are consistent.

They included:

  • First-Class Mail on time: 93.1 percent.
  • Marketing Mail on time: 94.2 percent.
  • Periodicals on time: 86.3 percent.

One of the goals of “Delivering for America, the Postal Service’s 10-year plan” for achieving financial sustainability and service excellence is to meet or exceed 95 percent on-time service performance for all mail and shipping products.  But, of course, this is once all elemental implementations of the plan.  The Postal Service defines service performance as the time it takes to deliver a mailpiece or package from its acceptance into their system through its delivery, measured against published service standards.


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BMS Direct Reduces Carbon Footprint with addition of Tesla Model 3 EV

“310 Miles – Longest Range on the market.” – Tesla Model 3

LYNCHBURG, VA – August 24, 2018 – BMS Direct (BMS) continues to take steps to minimize its environmental impact while reducing their carbon footprint with purchase of an electric vehicle. BMS’s new 100% electric Tesla Model 3 replaced a Honda Civic, and has a range of up to 310 miles at full charge. This vehicle will decrease BMS’s fleet emissions and is estimated to reduce BMS’s fleet fuel costs by $500 to $1,000 per year. “We are pleased to add our first EV to our fleet. Taking initiative means doing something without waiting to be told; rather we are taking action because it’s the right thing to do, thus providing a model for others to follow.” said James LaPrade, President of BMS Direct, Inc.

BMS promotes environmental conservation amongst employees, vendors, suppliers, and clients. They believe taking simple actions to reduce their own carbon footprint will have the power to influence many more businesses, customers, and people. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles (that have both a battery and a combustion engine) will account for 9% of total light-duty vehicle sales by 2025. The predicted increase in electric vehicles brings both opportunities and challenges for companies like BMS.

Photographs of the property and chargers are available upon request.

Media Contact: Doreen Flint
Phone: (434) 455-7734

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Postal Service Announces New Delivery Schedule

The United States Postal Service announced plans today to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of August 5, 2013, that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday and mail delivery Monday through Friday. The Postal Service expects to generate cost savings of approximately $2 billion annually, once the plan is fully implemented.

The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays, and local post offices will remain open for business Saturdays. …

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