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1772-year-old mailman has America's longest route

Bloomberg has an interesting read from Oklahoma, following the story of Jim Ed Bull, a postal worker with the longest route in the country – a staggering 187.6 miles. For reference, that's like driving from the far northern side of Detroit to the far eastern side of Cleveland every day just to deliver the mail. Bull does this five times per week.

6Watch Japanese postal workers celebrate the new year in style

It would seem mail gets to its destination a little differently in Japan. While the US Postal Service relies on the world's largest fleet of trucks, Japan gets its letters to doorsteps all over the country via an endearing fleet of scooters. Each year, postal workers in Hakata celebrate the new year by taking to the streets en masse. It's a freakish display of small-displacement, two-wheeled insanity, and we absolutely love it. Of course, it's even more fun when set to Wagner's Flight of the Va

21Could the U.S. Postal Service fleet be outfitted like Google Street View?

The U.S. Post Office is having a rough run of things. With expenses increasing at every corner, our nation's mail system is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Needless to say, the institution is currently looking into extra ways to rake in cash that doesn't involve hiking the price of stamps. Michael Ravnitzky, Counsel to the Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, has come up with a pretty clever plan that could turn postal vehicles into high-tech havens capable of pulling down informa

AddSmith Electric Vehicles to partner with AM General on USPS EV

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37Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for U.S. Postal Service duty

Chrysler U.S. Postal Service Minivan - Click above for a high-res gallery

AddChrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

Chrysler U.S. Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery

AddUSPS hybrid delivery vehicle being tested in Boston

The United State Postal Service announced yesterday that they would be testing an electric hybrid delivery vehicle in the Boston area. The van was converted by Azure Dynamics Incorporated, Boston.

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