Surface Transportation

2.07 billion

miles driven in 2021

To move mail using surface transportation, the Postal Service drove more than 2.07 billion miles in 2021 — more than 45,000 trips in more than 25,000 box trucks and tractor-trailers daily.

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The Postal Service operates hundreds of mail processing and distribution centers / plants across the country. The employees in these facilities accept, sort and dispatch the nations mail.

  • To move mail through the air, the Postal Service flies 5 million pounds of mail per day, using more than 140 domestic airports.