The untenable situation at the U.S. Postal Service is coming to a possible breaking point.
It is carrying a significant amount of e-commerce traffic but other competitors want that business. It continues to lose money and has an enormous pension burden that no other entity in America has. It suddenly has an unexpected role in the presidential election. And it has a controversial new leader.
On the Drilling Deep podcast this week, John Kingston speaks with his colleague Mark Solomon, a longtime expert on the Postal Service, on these challenges and how the agency might confront them.
Kingston opens the podcast by talking about the continuing lag in the diesel market, good news for any consumers of the fuel.