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TO TRIM COSTS, HELP ENVIRONMENT
USPS TO REDUCE FLEET BY 10,000 VEHICLES
The Postal Service’s efforts to reduce its inventory of leased and postal-owned vehicles this year is the subject of DPMG and Chief Operating Officer Pat Donahoe’s latest edition of Field Updates.
According to Donahoe, the year-end goal is to remove 10,000 vehicles from the existing fleet of 220,000 vehicles. This will involve transferring some 3,000 right-hand drive vehicles to rural routes, redistributing under-utilized vehicles to where they are needed, and selling surplus vehicles. Area and district offices also will re-evaluate their needs for administrative vehicles and share resources.
“From both an environmental and business standpoint, it’s the right thing to do,” says Donahoe, explaining the reduction in vehicles will eliminate some $54 million in combined fuel and maintenance costs when completed