Saturday, October 22, 2011

Some mail carriers must provide their own transportation!


14 comments:

bfarr said...

Several of the mail carriers in my neck of the woods drive their own vehicles. I thought it was a rural thing : )

magiceye said...

love the transport!

Jack said...

I'm seeing a trend here. The U.S. Mail trucks make frequent stops. What do I win?

Jarart said...

Ours are contract workers and they drive their own cars. They look a lot like these.

WestonDailyPhoto said...

do they have to be Jeep? lol

Halcyon said...

Do postal workers now have to use their own cars?

cieldequimper said...

That's got to be a joke, right?

Sharon said...

Interesting. I thought that only happened in very rural areas.

Charlotte said...

Oj, that's odd. I thought the mailservice was sort of standardized, but apparently not.

I hope you are enjoying the Sunday. Most likely the weather is warmer at your end than here. Even though we've had a great deal of sunshine for the past 2 days.

Harlequin said...

Own transport? To hear ... I read:) for the first time! But the photo is very beautiful! Have a nice day!

Kathy A said...

We live out on 484, and we have a contract carrier. It was a big culture shock to us, since we moved from urban NJ, where all of the carriers walk their routes (they drive their own cars to their routes, then spend the day pushing a three-wheeled cart that carries the day's deliveries). They climb a lot of stairs, too, since only the newest homes have boxes at the curb -- most mail is deposited into mailboxes attached to teh front wall of the house, or slipped through a mail slot in the door.

Lowell said...

Thanks to all for your comments on this post. I've learned that it isn't merely "contract" carriers who must provide their own transport; in some cases, regular salaried carriers must prove their own also.

For example, our son-in-law, who is a full-time, salaried carrier in Colorado, working out of a Colorado city post office, had to buy his own jeep. He is, I believe, reimbursed for his travel expenses.

EG Wow said...

That's how mail is delivered in my village too, only there are not so many stops as we have community mailboxes - no house-to-house delivery.

petrolin50 said...

It's a little sad. If email is the state? The private postal services are company cars. Here postman not drive his car. / Peter.

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