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Rural Carrier Hero: Emily Hawkins, Inman, SC

Inman, SC, Rural Carrier Emily Hawkins was delivering mail when she noticed a woman lying in a yard. The woman said she’d been on the ground for an hour after she fell and injured herself. Hawkins ran to get the…



NRLCA and USPS sign Non-Career Employee Health Benefits (MOU)

Non-Career Employee Health Benefits (MOU) The NRLCA and the USPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday, November 14, 2014 that gives many leave replacement carriers the opportunity to enroll in the USPS Non-Career Employee Health Benefits (NCEHB) Plan….



NRLCA statement on USPS employee Data Breach

At 9 o’clock this morning, the NRLCA received the following information on the cyber-breach that compromised Postal Service employees’ personal information and employment information just minutes before Stand Up talks on the subject began around the country in Post Offices….


USPS rural carrier saves man's life

As a longtime postal worker, Donna Boles sees the same things each day. Boles stops by 716 mailboxes on her route, which is about 40 miles. On Friday, the unexpected happen. As Boles was delivering mail to the home of…


Another rural carrier dies in accident on the route

Portage resident Jessica D. Halverson, 22, died Monday after her vehicle rolled over and crashed on Old Highway U in the town of Caledonia, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Halverson was driving a 2001 Chevy Blazer from the…


RCA rural carrier dies in Illinois crash

Will County authorities say a U.S. Postal Service driver has been killed in a crash southwest of Chicago. The county coroner’s office said 48-year-old Daniel McGuire of Channahon died Thursday. A Will County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman says McGuire drove his…


Rural Carrier Hero: Napoleon Bautista, Carmel, CA

Carmel, CA, Rural Carrier Napoleon Bautista was delivering mail at a home when he heard someone calling for help. He soon found an 80-year-old woman lying on the ground. She said she fell 20 minutes earlier and couldn’t move. Bautista…


Rural Carrier Hero: David Zimmerman, Shortsville, NY

Shortsville, NY, Rural Carrier David Zimmerman became concerned when he noticed one of his customers hadn’t collected his mail in several days, so he knocked on the man’s door. There was no response, but Zimmerman could hear the man’s dogs…


Rural Carrier Hero: Michael Matthews, Camden, ME

Camden, ME, Rural Carrier Michael Matthews was delivering mail when he noticed a house on fire and immediately called 911. No one was inside the house. Firefighters arrived and Matthews continued on his route. Although the house couldn’t be saved,…




Would you like a shelving system in your LLV?

In July, Wheeler Bros., Inc. (WBI) was awarded a delivery order to supply 10,000 engineered shelving kits to the United States Postal Service for use in the Long Life Delivery Vehicles (LLV). This delivery order has a value of $2.9…