[Ed. – The source of this story, which was picked up by Newsweek, appears to have been a single employee with the postal workers union in Nashville. If true the claim is preposterous, but the report doesn’t indicate any attempt to verify it. Certainly, the claim was not run past Louis DeJoy or anyone else in the government]
But an exclusive NewsChannel 5 investigation found that, at the same time that DeJoy was testifying, the Postal Service was paying for an empty truck to drive from Nashville to Illinois.
NewsChannel 5 Investigates discovered that DeJoy’s changes have led to empty postal trucks being run all over the country.
“The only change I made, ma’am, was the trucks leave on time,” said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Friday in response to questions from Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-NV.
Testifying before a U.S. Senate committee, Dejoy defended his cost-cutting measures, specifically highlighting cuts that targeted transportation issues within the Postal Service.
Those cuts require postal trucks to leave sorting facilities by a specific time each day and are intended to reduce expenses related to overtime and extra trips.
But postal workers in Nashville say DeJoy’s new mandate is not practical and is having unintended consequences.