Postal letter carriers begin delivery as early as 5:00 AM

Bay-Valley postal district wants to keep pace with heavy parcel volume

December 08, 2017 @USPS

OAKLAND, CA — Don’t be alarmed if you hear your letter carrier as early as 5:00 AM making a house call. That clatter and jangle that is very familiar this time of year could very well be your letter carrier getting an early start on package delivery.

To keep our promise to deliver the best holiday for you, our carriers will be out making early morning deliveries in some communities throughout the Bay-Valley postal district

As the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season gains momentum, the Postal Service wants to keep pace with it. The fact is parcel volume is higher than ever, and we want to make sure we meet our commitment to deliver every piece every day.

The Postal Service is projecting more than a 10% increase in package volume this holiday season – more than 850 million packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, 100 million more than last year.

During the two busiest weeks of the year, the weeks of Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, Post Offices will deliver nearly 200 million packages each of the two weeks.

It is our mission to assure that everyone’s precious gifts get delivered in the ‘nick of time’ for you.

The Bay-Valley District includes the East Bay, north to Napa, East to Fairfield, the South Bay, including San Jose to King City and the coast from Big Sur to Santa Cruz.

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