Postmaster General Louis DeJoy 'plans to eliminate two-day delivery for first-class mail and hike postage rates' as USPS struggles with billions in losses
DeJoy is reportedly considering eliminating two-day delivery for first-class mail
Already, less than half of letters in that category are delivered on time
Plan would also see all first-class mail shipped by truck instead of airplane
Changes would coincide with a significant price hike in postage
USPS is struggling financially even after a record holiday quarter last year
By Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com and Reuters
Published: 21:51 EST, 12 February 2021 | Updated: 21:51 EST, 12 February 2021
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy plans to propose changes to the U.S. Postal Service that could make mail delivery slower and more costly for both consumers and commercial mailers, according to a new report.
DeJoy has discussed eliminating first-class mail designated for delivery in two days, and instead make all first-class mail targeted for a three- to five-day delivery window, people briefed on his strategic plan told the Washington Post.
Currently, letter-envelope sized first-class mail sent to a local address is supposed to be delivered within two days -- but frequently it is not.