Riding Out Fuel Fluctuations

How prepared is the U.S. Postal Service for a sudden increase in the price of diesel fuel? When diesel climbed by $2.03 a gallon from March 2009 to March 2012, the USPS’s fuel tab soared by $341 million.

It’s what happens when you operate one of the biggest vehicle fleets in the country: 7,600 of its own in addition to almost 16,000 contract vehicles. In fiscal year 2016 alone, USPS bought about 251 million gallons of diesel at a cost of over $570 million.

 

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    Hello Steve, Your comment has been forwarded to our hotline team. In the meantime, we recommend filing an online whistleblower complaint on our website. Thank you for your comment.
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    Hello, If the package is coming from overseas and is subject to duties, the addressee must pay them as well as processing and handling fees. Hopefully, this helps answer your question, have a...

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