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Why USPS post office deliveries will take longer starting Friday

by: Talia Naquin, Jocelina Joiner, Nexstar Media Wire

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(WJW/NEXSTAR) – A U.S. Postal Service plan to slow down some of its mail deliveries goes into effect this week.

The USPS said earlier this month that the move, set to start Friday, would cut costs and increase reliability.

The new service standards mean USPS will increase the delivery time for 39% of first-class mail and 93% of periodicals such as magazines

USPS will increase transit time by one to two days for first-class mail traveling longer distances. That means mail sent out of state will likely take five days instead of three days.

About 61% of first-class mail will remain at its current delivery standard, and 70% will still arrive in three days or less, according to a notice by the USPS in the federal register. In general, the delays will affect pieces of mail that have to go farther, from coast to coast or far reaches of the U.S.

USPS said if it would take you more than a day to drive your mail to its destination, it is likely going to take the extra two days to get delivered, so plan ahead.

Washington Post analysis found states west of the Rocky Mountains, plus Florida and Southern Texas are likely to be most affected. The Post found 70% of first-class mail sent to Nevada and 60% sent to Florida is likely to be delayed. Arizona, Montana, Oregon and Washington may see more than half of their first-class mail deliveries slow down.

The slower timeframe allows USPS to shift more of its delivery service away from air transportation and deliver more mail via ground transportation. The agency says airmail is more susceptible to unexpected weather delays and costs more, so the new system will be cheaper and more reliable.

Mail sent locally, however, will continue to take a total of two days.

The details of the 10-year plan, developed after the backlog of USPS deliveries around the holidays, were first made public in March.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.                                                                                                                                                                       SEE VIDEO REPORTS   ;   https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/national-news/why-usps-post-office-deliveries-will-take-longer-starting-friday/

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Have to give a shout out to our Postal System (government)on the new later delivery dates. Near the end of September sent my monthly car insurnce biil in which arrives on time.  This time received an E-mail from insurance agent in DuBois on Oct.5 or 6 that my payment was past due.   Today(Oct.12) still did not get any mail, I get Courier by mail.

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Just in the past few weeks I have been getting more delivery delays on Fedex and UPS items. What normally would take a day from my Canon warehouse in NJ now is taking a minimum 2 days and at times 3 days. I have been experiencing USPS issues since the start of the year, they have lost 3 payments I sent out to vendors and a few customer payments to us have never gotten here.. (good paying customers).

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5 hours ago, Jeff said:

Just in the past few weeks I have been getting more delivery delays on Fedex and UPS items. What normally would take a day from my Canon warehouse in NJ now is taking a minimum 2 days and at times 3 days. I have been experiencing USPS issues since the start of the year, they have lost 3 payments I sent out to vendors and a few customer payments to us have never gotten here.. (good paying customers).

I have had the same thing happen when paying my bills for my business.  Two checks were lost, and a check which was sent to us from an attorney's office was lost!  A relative had sent out two birthday cards, and the envelope arrived, but not the card and money.  The other card never arrived.  Too much of a coincidence!

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23 hours ago, Jeff said:

Just in the past few weeks I have been getting more delivery delays on Fedex and UPS items. What normally would take a day from my Canon warehouse in NJ now is taking a minimum 2 days and at times 3 days. I have been experiencing USPS issues since the start of the year, they have lost 3 payments I sent out to vendors and a few customer payments to us have never gotten here.. (good paying customers).

Ive given up trying to send payments to vendors in or near DC   ACH payments only.   Never again will I use PO for them.  They lost three checks last march and I was told that I should "just stop payment, and reissue the check"  No "sorry" or even "sucks to be you"   I used to support the PO but...

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