Several of the mail carriers in my neck of the woods drive their own vehicles. I thought it was a rural thing : )
love the transport!
I'm seeing a trend here. The U.S. Mail trucks make frequent stops. What do I win?
Ours are contract workers and they drive their own cars. They look a lot like these.
do they have to be Jeep? lol
Do postal workers now have to use their own cars?
That's got to be a joke, right?
Interesting. I thought that only happened in very rural areas.
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.
Own transport? To hear ... I read:) for the first time! But the photo is very beautiful! Have a nice day!
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.
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.
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.
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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