Ruralinfo.net is celebrating 15 years!

Our Story: Not totally sure of the exact date I started Ruralinfo.net. The domain creation date was April 4th, 2007. I ran the website for about 2 years on a free Google website.. So this website is AT LEAST 15 years old.. You have probably heard many things about this website and most of them … Read more

Mississippi rural carrier shot on the route

UPDATE: Sadly Sherry has passed.  My thoughts are with her family at this time. Kristy Ingold Rural postal worker shot in Attala County JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Attala County’s sheriff said a man shot a rural postal worker in the head Thursday. Sheriff Tim Nail said the man first tried to kidnap a woman from … Read more

Guidelines for Acts of God at the USPS

The Postal Service takes a narrow view on Administrative Leave for Acts of God.  They must be general instead of personal, meaning large groups of employees not being able to make it to work. See more information at the links below: 1.  Click here for Act of God information from the NRLCA 2.  Click here for Act … Read more

Submitting your edit book DOES NOT update your pay

The most important form in a rural carrier’s work life- The PS Form 4003 The PS Form 4003 contains all the route’s current, active delivery data including an official line of travel, current number of deliveries, miles traveled, authorized dismounts, etc… This form is used to update any changes that occur on a rural route between … Read more

Good news – our mobile app is live again

Good news.  The ruralinfo.net redesigned mobile app is now back up.  A couple of things to know: IMPORTANT – Before installing, please   delete the old Ruralinfo app from your device. Some new features have been added.  I hope you like them.. Download for Apple Download for Android Browser App Scan the QR code on the … Read more

Hey Amazon.. Deliverin’ ain’t easy

A Ruralinfo.net editorial A couple of years ago, Amazon had an epiphany.  They decided they could start their own delivery service to cut out the middle man. (i.e. UPS, Fedex, USPS)  So they went full steam ahead and started hiring people off the street to deliver their parcels.  It started first in the big cities, but … Read more