Mail Transport Equipment

Customer Service Includes Removing All Mail Tags from MTE

High mail volume images


Fiscal Year 2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the Postal Service™ due to anticipated high mail volumes that include Election Mail, Political Mail, and Census mail. The Postal Service would like to remind employees that highly visible tags and labels are attached to trays, sacks, and containers to assist with the identification of key mail; however, these highly visible tags and labels must be removed from all Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) once the containers have been emptied.

The Mail Transport Equipment Service Centers do not remove tags or labels from MTE, and our customers continue to report receiving MTE with tray labels and mail tags still attached.

The small act of removing the tags and labels makes a lasting impression on our mailers when they receive clean, ready-to-use MTE for their organization’s mail. Failing to remove these tags and labels inconveniences our customers and could lead to loss of brand loyalty or trust.

Please do your part for the Postal Service, and let customers know that we are concerned about providing quality MTE for their use. Make sure you remove all tags and labels when emptying mail from MTE.

Tray Labels image

This picture shows the number of tray labels
found in a pallet of trays by one mailer.


political mail tags Image

This picture shows the number of political mail tags
still attached to or left in the same pallet of trays.