International mail: French postal carriers make visit to U.S. Post Office

Manager Steven Records (l) introduces the French Postal Delegation (foreground) to the carriers of Las Vegas Garside Station, who gave a hearty “Viva La France” and welcoming applause.

Manager Steven Records (l) introduces the French Postal Delegation (foreground) to the carriers of Las Vegas Garside Station, who gave a hearty “Viva La France” and welcoming applause.

A delegation of letter carriers from the French Postal Service (La Poste) recently spent time with their U.S. counterparts to learn how the two services differ and what they share.

Six La Poste letter carriers visited Las Vegas Garside Station and swapped stories, techniques and commonalities. The French carriers were in town helping staff a booth at the Consumer Electronics Show. Before the show, they teamed up with Las Vegas Carriers on their respective routes.

Many postal carriers in France deliver on bicycles and have very few parcels to deliver. The total volume of mail delivered by U.S. carriers far surpasses the French system. However, French Post Offices offer banking and other services. Carriers also have scheduled welfare checks and other civic responsibilities.

“The visit was really great,” said USPS Letter Carrier Paul Cosio. “They were amazed at the volume, especially the parcel volume.”

“The carriers were very impressed with the way we deliver mail on the street,” said Consumer and Industry Contact Marilyn Wassell who helped organize the visit.

The visiting carriers were also treated by La Poste to visits to the Grand Canyon and the Las Vegas Strip. “But to many of the carriers, the trip to the U.S. Post Office was most impressive,” said Wassell.

 

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1 Comment

  1. grannybunny

     /  January 27, 2017

    I’m certain that the visit to the Post Office was very impressive, but more than the visits to the Grand Canyon and the Las Vegas Strip? 🙂

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