Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is preparing to put all first-class mail on a single delivery track, according to two people briefed on his plan for the U.S Postal Service, a move that would mean even slower and costlier service for both consumers and commercial mailers. The plan also prevents first-class mail from being shipped by airplane, forcing all of it into trucks, and coincides with a push for significantly higher charges.
My comment: As far as I know the traditional mail makes no profit in any Western country. This is to be expected owing to electronic messaging. It is futile to try and make it a profitable exercise. On the other hand the mail is essential, for instance for checks, annual tax correspondence etc, and should be treated as a public service. Aside from anything else it is a big employer of the Black community and also important to charity fundraising
As far as I am concerned charity request mailings constitute three quarters of all deliveries.
Oh, and by the way, delivery where I live almost stopped over Christmas, with one or two deliveries, at 9 or 10 p.m in the evening. For the last three weeks deliveries have suddenly arrived in the afternoon, but every other day.
Consistent it is not; crazy it is.