Lexington’s Paul Steidler was interviewed by KNX-AM in Los Angeles in a live, five-minute segment about the upcoming slowdown in mail delivery. When asked how much slower USPS service could soon get, Steidler replied: “Well, 40 percent of first class mail is going to be slower. For perspective, that’s 20 billion pieces of mail each year… Practically all Americans still use the Postal Service at some point for mail, and it’s very unfortunate that these delays are going into effect, especially because it’s not going to result in any financial savings.”
Steidler was also asked if the delays ultimately came down to what we’ve been hearing about the cost of keeping workers employed and operations running. Steidler attributed them to USPS putting less emphasis on mail. “Mail volume is being reduced. Package volume is increasing. All the time and effort is going into package work. That’s where their investments are being made. Those are the customers that it’s cultivating. Mail is a monopoly service. Only the Postal Service can provide it. What’s happening here is the Postal Service is not focusing on this business because it feels it has captive customers,” he said.
Listen to the full clip here.
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