US Postal Task Force report – worth the wait?

US Postal Task Force report – worth the wait?

Mark Fallon, CEO and President of the Berkshire Company, reviews the US Postal Task Force report, including:

  • Background to the Postal Task Force (2:45)
  • The report submitted to the President and the report released to the public (4:30)
  • Reactions from stakeholders (5:25)
  • The need for a universal service obligation definition (6:00)
  • Setting prices for parcels and letters (7:40)
  • Allocation of costs in pricing parcel services (8:50)
  • Horror of horrors… drone delivery! (10:10)
  • Annual growth in delivery points (11:00)
  • A silly proposal in the report (13:00)
  • Staff costs, the role of unions in collective bargaining, executive remuneration, and a brief history of industrial relations in the postal sector
  • Privatisation of the US Postal Service, and monetising the mailbox monopoly (20:05)
  • Authorship of the report (25:00)
  • Something light-hearted to round things off… (28:50)

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About The Author

Ian Kerr

Ian Kerr is the founder and host of the Postal Hub Podcast. He has presented at many prominent postal and delivery events, and has contributed articles to Post&Parcel, the Mail & Express Review as well as chapters in Reinventing the post (2013) and Exploring New Frontiers: Reshaping the postal industry (2018).

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