Prototype Mail Delivery Truck Photographed on USPS Lot

November 1, 2017.     A prototype mail delivery truck has been photographed in a USPS lot in Flint, MI.  The Indian auto manufacturer Mahindra has submitted this as one of five entries from various manufacturers being reviewed by the USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program.  The final decision on a new vehicle is expected in…

Mass Mailers Question Legality of Proposed USPS Rate Hike

Mass mailers are questioning the legality of a proposed rate increase pending before the Postal Regulatory Commission.  Increases on rates for dominant products such as first-class mail, media mail service, periodicals and other non-package delivery are normally reviewed by presidential appointees of the Postal Board of Governors prior to submission to the PRC.  However, there are currently…

Hill Day 2018

Register now  for AUSPL’s  next visit to Capitol Hill on March 13-15, 2018! Concerned about knowing what to say?  We’ve got you covered!  Training will be held on the afternoon of March 13. Congressional Visits and Luncheon in the Capitol Building on March 14. And in case you are thinking it’s all work and no play, there will…

PRC to Review Request for Stamp Price Increase

10-6-2017   The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2018. The new prices, if approved, include a one cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 49 cents to 50 cents.  Postcard stamps and metered letters would…

Hurricane Irma

AUSPL Insurance is ready to assist you should you have a claim from Hurricane Irma. Call 1-877-642-8775 to report claims during business hours (M-F 8am – 5pm CST). You can report the claim after hours via the 24 hour emergency number – (800) 315-6090, option 8 or call Rick Austin at 901-351-4599 Members are authorized…

Post Offices Closed Due to Hurricane Harvey

Aug. 28, 2017, 9 a.m. ET Texas Aug. 28, 2017, 9 a.m. ET Houston All retail and delivery operations are suspended today (Monday, Aug. 28) in the Houston area. This impacts Post Offices with ZIP Codes beginning with 770, 772, 773, 774, 775, 776 and 778. All Priority Mail Express service to the Houston area…

Hurricane Harvey

  AUSPL Insurance is ready to assist you should you have a claim from Hurricane Harvey.   Call 1-877-642-8775 to report claims during business hours (M-F 8am – 5pm CST). You can report the claim after hours via the 24 hour emergency number – (800) 315-6090, option 8 or call Rick Austin at  901-351-4599 Members are authorized…

AUSPL’s Position on Commissions 

Where does AUSPL stand on the commission issue? The AUSPL Board of Directors has unanimously opposed the USPS practice of asking lessors to pay commissions to third party brokers from the inception of the original CBRE contract and our position is unchanged.  We do not object to the Postal Service hiring outside agents to process…