Monday, October 6, 2008

Motorcycle routes...why not?

The Postmaster of Redwood Falls, MN, wrote me and said this,

"I ride a Harley and love it, and I’d like to see a motorcycle route with trikes – I might have to go back to carrying mail again!"

That's intriguing. If fuel costs continue to go up, why not have some specially outfitted motorcycles?

USPS just announced they are testing these three wheel vehicles that run on electricity.

Not exactly a Harley, but better than a Segway!

What do you think we should do about fuel and delivery? Click here to comment.


Anonymous said...

As a manager, I managed using the EPM method, Expedited Preferential Mail, with carriers casing ony 1st class and Periodicals in the AM, and casing Standard Mail upon return from the street.

Travel time for auxiliary assistance was virtually eliminated, saving hours, miles, and gas; assistance was provided by casing Standard Mail in the PM. Mandatory overtime was virtually eliminated. Despite a last dispatch of 4:30PM, that dispatch was made on all but 6 days in the year, 5 of those days were days after holidays.

Authorization for EPM was taken away without explanation. It's time to go back to EPM to save hours, miles, gas, and grievance costs from mandatory overtime grievances.

Suwaree said...

Drifting During Turn or Curve
Drifting during a turn or curve is the most common cause of single vehicle, motorcycle crashes. This occurs when the motorcycle and rider continues in a straight line instead of turning with the road, ultimately resulting in hitting a stationary object.

Trouble with Dismount
Law enforcement officers look at the dismount as a helpful field sobriety test, as it is reflective of coordination and judgment. First, the motorcyclist must decide upon a safe place to stop the bike. Then the motorcyclist must turn off the engine, locate and deploy the kickstand, then balance on one foot while swinging the other foot over the seat to dismount. Officers look for any problems in the preceding sequence as evidence of alcohol impairment.

Wrong Way
This cue occurs when the motorcycle is riding into opposing traffic, such as going the wrong way on a one-way street or crossing a center divider line to ride into opposing traffic.