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USPS Continues to Modify Plant Consolidation Schedule
April 17 – On April 17, 2015, the USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list. This is the third consecutive week that the Postal Service has made modifications to the Network Rationalization Consolidation list – affecting a large group of postal facilities. Approximately 19 facilities scheduled for consolidation or closure in July 2015 have had their move dates changed to “To Be Determined” (TBD).
AMP Holding, Inc. Advances in the USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Program as a Prequalified Supplier
Here is a press release from AMP Holding Inc.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – AMP Holding Inc. (OTCQB: AMPD) the parent company of AMP Electric Vehicles Inc., today announced that the United States Postal Service has informed AMP that the company has advanced in the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) program as a prequalified supplier.
AMP had submitted information outlining the potential cost savings to the USPS of making deliveries in the AMP Workhorse E-GEN(TM) electric truck. AMP’s factory has the capacity to produce 60,000 vehicles per year, a production number needed to nationally deploy 180,000 new USPS vehicles over a three-year span. Workhorse E-GEN trucks are designed to meet or exceed the 20-year useful life and 150,000-mile range requirements of the NGDVs.
The NGDV project is expected to replace 180,000 vehicles, which represents the largest ever fleet replacement order in history. With an expected price of $25,000 to $35,000 per vehicle, the value of the contract to be awarded could potentially be in excess of $6 billion for the successful applicant. As a small, but growing, manufacturer in the EV space, AMP is delighted and privileged to be on the short list for the next phase of the application process.
“We have always considered ourselves a next generation vehicle manufacturer,” said Steve Burns, AMP CEO. “It is an honor for us to move to the next step in this important Post Office program.”
Considering that the typical USPS delivery truck travels an average of only 15 miles driven per day, the AMP E-GEN vehicles are a perfect fit to the driving style, and AMP believes its vehicles offer the lowest total cost of ownership of any drive system available today.
“There are key benefits to the Post Office considering our family of E-GEN electric trucks,” continued Burns. “When you think of the USPS stop-and-go driving, the extremely low maintenance of our vehicles, and an efficient design to help with package delivery, E-GEN really is a next generation vehicle.”
When considering a 20-year life truck, AMP feels that drone delivery should be taken into consideration as well. AMP’s optional integrated HorseFly(TM) package delivery drone would increase the number of packages a “Next Generation USPS truck” can deliver in a day. This unique technology has the potential to make the USPS an extremely efficient and green delivery fleet, while also serving up cost savings to significantly improve their bottom line.
About AMP Holding, Inc.
AMP Holding Inc. is the parent company of AMP Electric Vehicles Inc. and AMP Trucks Inc. AMP Electric Vehicles manufactures electric drive systems for medium-duty, class 3-6 commercial truck platforms. AMP Trucks Inc., which purchased the assets of Workhorse Custom Chassis LLC from Navistar in March of 2013, can equip its Workhorse chassis with gasoline, propane, or CNG engines.
USPS Continues to Modify Plant Consolidation Schedule
On April 10, 2015, the USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list. This is the second consecutive week that the Postal Service has made last minute modifications to the Network Rationalization Consolidation list – affecting a large group of postal facilities including: Duluth P & DF, Toledo, OH, Cape Girardeau, MO , Erie PA, Gulfport MS Paducah, KY, Augusta, GA (again), Tulsa, OK and others. The listed facilities have had their move dates changed to “To Be Determined” (TBD) or “Not Applicable” (N/A) or a new move date was published. This public list is the most current information available, but of course is subject to further change.
New Orleans postal worker pleads guilty to tax fraud – A former New Orleans postal worker pleaded guilty on February 6, 2015 to tax fraud in a Baton Rouge courtroom, admitting she stole personal information and then fraudulently filed state tax returns for more than $16,000, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
CTV Vancouver: Thieves target new mailboxes
The end of Canada Post’s door-to-door service has introduced a new problem in Surrey, B.C.: a rise in community mailbox break-ins. Thieves have apparently figured out how to break into Canada Post’s supposedly high-security “superboxes,” leaving residents’ mail vulnerable.
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Video: Postal Service investigates mail tossed into ravine
NORFOLK (AP) – U.S. Postal Service officials are investigating an incident in which a Norfolk man reported a letter carrier threw trash bags full of mail into a ravine.
Mail delays detrimental, Tucson business leaders say
February 5, 2015 – Arizona Daily Star – Tucson business leaders said they are experiencing significant delays in mail delivery since the U.S. Postal Service changed its service standards Jan. 5. The service change is part of the second phase of the Postal Service’s effort to consolidate 82 facilities — including Tucson’s main processing station Read more
PMG Brennan announces Executive Leadership Team
Leadership, organizational update
PMG Brennan aims to continue USPS momentum - See more
Senator Tester tells PMG Megan Brennan USPS service standards are a disaster
January 29, 2015 (U.S. SENATE)-Senator Jon Tester today met incoming Postmaster General Megan Brennan for the first time to discuss strengthening the Postal Service and the need to improve delivery standards in rural states like Montana.
Tester emphasized the Postal Service’s delivery standards have become a disaster for USPS and for the Montana families that rely on the Postal Service to deliver medication, election ballots and ultimately, to stay connected. He also voiced the need to reform funding of the Postal Service’s employees’ retiree health benefits to maximize returns and limit the waste of current funds.
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USPS $450 million maintenance management contract awarded to Jones Lang LaSalle Americas
The United States Postal Service awards contract for nationwide facilities services.
The contract was awarded to Jones Lang LaSalle Americas (JLL), located in Chicago, IL. The initial contract is for a two (2)-year base period and up to four (4) – two (2) year renewal option periods.