Oak Ridge leads the way by eliminating all postal deliveries


Based on a projected $8.3 billion loss this year, the postal service is scrambling to make up the lost funds. The Postmaster General has suggested cutting Saturday deliveries, bringing the delivery week to 5 days. The Oak Ridge Postal service has come up with a much more dramatic plan to cut costs. Starting September 1, 2011, the postal service will no longer deliver house to house or business to business. Calls will be made via an automated service to let consumers know that their packages are available for pick-up at their local post office. This will cut out the cost of the majority of postal carriers, helping to cut the dramatic losses the Postal Service has suffered this year.