USPS Must Maintain All Factory Equipment, Including Air Conditioning

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An e-mail from USPS headquarters dated Oct. 3, 2001, instructs managers in the field that former Emery vehicles incorporated into the postal fleet are now considered postal vehicles and must be maintained in a manner consistent with all postal vehicles. “All vehicle component systems, including air conditioning, are to be kept operational and functional,” it notes.

Included is a letter from MVS Craft Director Robert Pritchard to USPS headquarters dated Sept. 18, 2001, outlining management’s failure to repair air conditioning in trucks.


A letter from the USPS to MVS Craft Director Bob Pritchard Nov. 15, 2000, explains management’s refusal to allow drivers of Mack trucks to idle the vehicles for longer than five minutes.

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