When will FedEx freight truckers arrive?
Updated April 19, 2018 11:25:49 The US Postal Service (USPS) said it will begin rolling out FedEx freight pickup trucks in March 2018, although no specific date has been set.
US Postal officials said it would start at 10 a.m. local time on Tuesday and extend into the evening.
FedEx officials have been adamant about its delivery dates.
“We’re not going to rush to start delivering this service,” USPS spokesman David Riddell said in an email to the BBC.
“Our goal is to get this truck out in time for the Christmas holidays.”
The service is expected to help the Postal Service compete with Amazon and other online delivery services.
The delivery service is part of a push to diversify its supply chain.
“There’s a lot of things that we’ve been able to do with our delivery service, but we’re not just going to do it just for shipping,” Riddll said.
“As a service provider we’re also going to be able to provide a lot more value in return.”
Riddl added that US Postal would be able offer “unlimited” delivery on most items for the holidays.
USPS, which is one of the largest mail-processing companies in the world, has also recently begun selling bulk mail via Amazon and others.
However, Amazon has been less forthcoming about its deliveries, and Amazon declined to comment.
The US government has been looking to boost delivery efficiency and improve its efficiency of delivery.
It is expected that Amazon will provide delivery services for the USPS by 2019.