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On July 23, 2019, postal workers and the communities we serve are standing up for our public Postal Service. It's time to protect America's most cherished institution. We are telling our elected representatives to pass the USPS Fairness Act.

In 2006, Congress saddled our public Postal Service with an unfair and unsustainable burden of pre-funding retiree health care benefits for the next 75 years! The USPS Fairness Act will start to put that right by removing the unfair burden. 

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About the MVS Division

The Motor Vehicle Service Craft is composed of APWU members who transport mail and maintain postal vehicles. It is — and always has been — the best-organized craft in the APWU. Approximately two thirds of MVS members are drivers and one-fifth are mechanics. The Motor Vehicle Service Craft also includes Driver Safety Instructors who train and familiarize all employees with driving duties and MVS Clerks who work in Vehicle Maintenance Facilities and in Transportation Departments in mail processing plants. 

'Keep on Truckin' Baby Again

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

In early 2018, the USPS began deploying new cargo trucks and spotters, on a one-for-one replacement of the trucks in use at the time. The Postal Service continues to replace its aging fleet, and tractors are next in line. Many of the current tractors have over 1 million miles and are on their last leg.

On Jan. 29-31, in South Bend, IN, the APWU attended the First Article Testing (FAT) the Postal Service conducted on the Cab-Behind-Engine (CBE) tractor trailers, built by Navistar International Trucks, formerly International Harvester Company.

Several of our MVS Craft representatives across the country braved record inclement weather to participate in the FAT, which included an opportunity to observe and operate the test vehicles. The opinion of the APWU team members is these vehicles appear to be a welcome improvement to the Postal fleet.

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Latest News

July 10, 2019

Passing of Robert C. Pritchard, Former MVS Director

Robert C. Pritchard, former Director of Motor Vehicle Service, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was born May 2,...

June 19, 2019

APWU National Executive Board to USPS Board of Governors - 'Not So Fast!'

APWU sets in motion countermeasures to check managements’ cut and slash “business plan” with a plan to defend postal...

June 14, 2019

USPS is Testing Self-Driving Trucks

Recently, the USPS conducted an automotive mail haul pilot program test for a 1,000-mile trip between Phoenix and...

June 4, 2019

Contract Mediation Ending

On June 3, President Mark Dimondstein and Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman reported to the APWU National...

Events

National Deaf and Hard of Hearing Conference

August 27, 2019

692 Maritime Blvd
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Phone: (410) 859-5700

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All Craft Conference

October 25, 2019 to October 31, 2019

3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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41st Annual MVS Director's Banquet at All Craft Conference

October 28, 2019

Price: $60.00, Click Here to purchase tickets
*If you would like to attend the MVS Dinner, but are not registering for the All Craft Conference please contact Hannah Decker at hdecker@apwu.org

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