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American Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA) Reports… House Reintroduces Postal Reform Bill

To restore the financial solvency and improve the governance of the United States Postal Service in order to ensure the efficient and affordable nationwide delivery of mail, and for other purposes.  To read more of the Postal Reform Bill from ACMA, click here.

Bernie Sanders Is to Deliver a Commonsense Plan to Save the Postal Service

The senator is calling on the Trump administration to strengthen the agency, not sell it off.  The USPS has indeed seen better days:  Despite its growing package business, the agency recorded billion-dollar losses every  year for over a decade, and traditional mail volumes are still-failing.  But Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a longtime advocate for the Postal Service, believes that the Trump task force’s “restructuring” could destroy the agency altogether.  Read more on Bernie Sander’s plan.

U.S. Postal Service Dedicates New Forever Stamp Commemorating 200th Anniversary of the Flag Act of 1818

The U.S. Postal Service today marks a historic milestone with the issuance of a new Forever stamp celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the Flag Act of 1818. Today’s issuance coincides with the 68th annual Appleton Flag Day Parade, recognized as the nation’s oldest Flag Day parade.  Read more about this Commemorative Stamp.


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Turnover Rate at Large Truckload Carriers Rises in First Quarter

Accelerating Churn Rate Indicates Continued Tightness in Driver Market.  Today, American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said the driver turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose in the first quarter of 2018.  Read more of what the ATA has to say about the market.

Trucking industry faces dramatic driver shortage

The American Trucking Association says that the United States is 50,000 truck drivers short of the number it needs now and projects that the shortage could balloon to more than 174,000 over the next eight years. The cause for the shortage is multifaceted, said Bob Costello, chief economist and vice president of the ATA, and the author of that report.  Read more about the driver shortage.