USPS Seeks to Cut Day of Mail
WASHINGTON, DC—Citing a nine billion piece reduction in mail volume during 2008, U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General John Potter asked Congress this week to drop the requirement of delivering mail six days per week. Potter noted the USPS was $2.8 billion in the red during 2008, and that the loss could climb as high as $6 billion this year.
Eliminating one day of delivery could reportedly help the USPS save as much as $3.5 billion annually. USPS studies have shown that Tuesday is the lightest volume day.