Freight Transportation Evaluations

Postal Service™ staff buying or relocating sup­plies, parts, equipment, mobile buildings, and vehicles must request a comparison of Postal Service–arranged freight shipping versus the transportation costs suggested by a supplier. Doing so usually results in cutting procure­ment or transfer costs incurred by the USPS®. Further­more, it can often reduce the fuel adjustment factor that is added to transportation prices.

Supply Management must use the Freight Transporta­tion Determination Process that is described in the Supply­ing Principles and Practices (SP&Ps):

The SP&Ps have replaced any former administrative instructions on this topic.

You can contact the freight team at 202-268-5401 or 202-268-3402 with further questions.