Snow Tires For Winter Driving on Rural Mail Carrier Routes

Snow Tires vs. All Season Tires If you are like me and you live and work in an area that gets a significant amount of snowfall each winter, I would strongly encourage you to consider putting actual snow tires on your rural mail carrier vehicle if possible. I always thought that a good all-season tire was all I needed to get me through the snow Read More

Deck The Packages!

Is Christmas Over With Yet? I don’t know about you but Christmastime used to be my favorite time of year – until I started working for the USPS! Now I dread every holiday season with the constant flood of packages that not only add to the daily stress of the job but also take a toll on our rural mail carrier vehicles. Of course 2020 Read More

Energy Supplements

Where’s My Go-Go Pill? People have asked me over the years about how I can keep going every day on the mail route with the ever-increasing load of parcels – especially this year with the Covid-19 pandemic. Once I hit middle age, I discovered the wonderful benefits of dietary supplements and how there is basically something out there for everyone. Life is busy for mail Read More

Death Of A Mailbox

Enough With The Political Mail!!! If this box could talk, what would it say? “No more political mailings!” or maybe “F-You Amazon!” I thought this photo was a good representation of 2020 in general and especially when it comes to life as a mail carrier in this COVID drenched year. Most mail carriers thought they were finally going to get a little break from the Read More

Tarsus Rural Letter Carrier Pedal Kit

Rural Mail Carrier Right Hand Drive Pedal System I always told myself if I ever became a full-time rural mail carrier that I would invest in some type of right hand drive pedal kit for my vehicle. After stretching and straining to reach the pedals from the passenger side, my back and hip started to get out of alignment and this was causing pain along Read More

Transmission Flush

To Flush Or Not To Flush? In the 17+ years that I have worked as an RCA or full-time rural mail carrier, every vehicle that I have used on the route (that’s 100%) have met their end due to the transmission going out. With all of the starting and stopping associated with most rural mail routes, this makes sense. That’s a lot of work for Read More

Welcome To Rural Mail Carrier

In The Beginning… I had been thinking about putting some type of resources together for other rural carriers and RCA’s to use as possible references to make their job a little easier. I’ve scoured the web; talked with lots of other carriers and experimented with many things on the route – especially with my vehicles and that is why I decided to start up this Read More