6-2 Vehicle Redirection

To facilitate handling or processing entry, the Postal Service may divert or redirect shipments to a facility other than the designated office due to facility restrictions. Planned redirections due to location of processing equipment, building expansion, annex closures, or other anticipated events must be reflected in the Drop Ship Product. Mailers are allowed a 30-day grace period to transition to nonemergency redirections. In the case of emergency constraints or short-term redirection, information is provided on the FAST message board. Redirection information can be found in the FAST facility profiles by using the FAST Mail Direction Search Report or the Mail Direction file from the Drop Ship Product. Natural disasters, such as fires and floods, are not included in FAST. Operational impacts from these types of events, including closures and redirections, are posted on www.usps.com and on RIBBS.