Snail mail: USPS deliveries start to slow

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The US Postal Service will begin slowing deliveries Friday, part of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10-year plan to slash costs. Nearly four in 10 first-class mail packages will be affected by the new standard changes, which will add an additional day or two to delivery time depending on distance, according to the USPS. Single-piece first-class mail traveling to local areas — within a three hours’ drive — will continue to be delivered within two days, the USPS said in its service change announcement. Additionally, packages traveling standard three-day first-class delivery could take up to five days, especially in more rural areas of the country where mail takes longer to reach. “The service standard changes are part of our balanced and comprehensive Delivering for America Strategic Plan and will improve service reliability and predictability for customers and enhance the efficiency of the Postal Service network,” USPS said in a
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