PhilPost strengthens transport fleet in Internet age

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 01 2015 07:03 PM | Updated as of Mar 02 2015 03:03 AM

MANILA - The Philippine Postal Corp. (PhilPost) will procure a total of 83 brand new mail vans, complete with GPS tracking systems, via a P91-million aid from the Switzerland-based Universal Postal Union (UPU).

"We are confident that the recent UPU-QSF financial assistance granted to PHLPost to acquire new vehicles for mail delivery will boost our capabilities to better serve the mailing public and attract more institutional mailers to patronize the services of PHLPost,” Postmaster General Josie dela Cruz said.

The P91-million grant is part of UPU’s Quality Service Fund Project.

"These brand new vehicles will be equipped with GPS tracking system for security and easy monitoring of time sensitive mail matters," dela Cruz added.

The new vehicles will also be used to augment the current number of PhilPost vehicles, which had difficulty in transporting mails to far-flung areas and barangays due to steep or rugged terrain.

PhilPost has a transport fleet of some 840 vehicles nationwide and employs a workforce of about 7,000 full-time regular employees.

Dela Cruz said they are also set to replace ageing vehicles by acquiring more vans and motorcycles.