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Busiest Mailing Day of the Year

December 20th, 2010

blog_pact-act_usps-logoThe USPS recently announced that today is the busiest day of the year estimating a 40% increase compared to typical daily volume (today would be a great day to skip the trip to the Post Office by using free USPS carrier pickup).  We thought this might be a good day to share some other interesting postal facts published by the Post Office.

  • Average mail volume is 559 million mail pieces per day
  • On Monday, December 20th, the USPS estimates they will process 800 million mail pieces (40% increase compared to average mail volume)
  • 40 percent of the world’s mail volume is process by the USPS
  • The USPS uses over 218,000 vehicles to transport mail in the United States making their delivery fleet the largest civilian fleet in the world
  • The Post Office with the highest elevation is 10,500 feet above sea level in Leadville, CO
  • The lowest elevation for a Post Office is 190 feet below sea level in Mecca, CA
  • The most isolated Post Office is in Anaktuvuk Pass, AK.  All  mail must be flown in.  Unlike other carriers, there is no rural surcharge when shipping with the USPS.

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