Wednesday, February 6, 2013
WJBK-TV reports the move will save about $2 billion and will not affect package delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service will announce the end of Saturday mail delivery, WJBK-TV reported Wednesday morning. Saturday mail delivery will end in August. The move, which does not affect package delivery, is expected to save $2 billion annually, the report indicated. It's part of a 5-year plan to cut $20 billion, according to The Washington Post. On Tuesday, The Huffington Post reported that Hallmark Cards, Inc. has hired lobbyists who will ask Congress to keep Saturday delivery and consider other cost-saving measures. According to the report, postal workers say the move could result in the loss of 80,000 jobs. Will the loss of Saturday mail delivery affect you? Tell us what you think in a comment.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The 27-year U.S. Postal Service employee suffered serious injuries in the Saturday morning accident and was treated at Botsford Hospital.
A Saturday morning crash on M-5 near Farmington Road seriously injured a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service. Farmington Hills Fire Chief Corey Bartsch said the 62-year-old woman's arm was stuck underneath her vehicle, and rescue workers had to use air bags to raise the vehicle and release her. Three Farmington Hills crews responded to the scene, he said. According to a report filed with Farmington Hills Police, the driver told officers that she was picking up a mail truck from a service center in Farmington and driving it back to Walled Lake when the accident occurred. She told police that her phone rang while she was driving on M-5, and she lost control of the vehicle when she reached over to get it out of her purse. The report …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates for mailing holiday packages so they arrive by Christmas.
If you're planning to mail holiday packages to military, international or U.S. destinations, the U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates those packages must be in the mail to ensure delivery by Dec. 25. Here's what you need to know to get your packages to their destinations on time: Post Office Locations 23332 Farmington Rd, Farmington (in the Downtown Farmington Center), 32455 W 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills Shipping Deadlines Military Shipping Deadlines* Parcel Post service to all APO/FPO/DPO addresses is Nov. 13. Priority and First Class Mail must be sent by Dec. 3 to APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093, and Dec. 10 to all other military addresses. *The deadline for Dec. 25 delivery to Africa and Central and South America is Dec. 3. For more …