mhansen - 5:20 pm on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yes, we are in NC and get daily package pickup as a free service. We do not however have 80 packages... more like 5-10, at most.
The Rural Route (private) carriers, from what I understand from talking to my own, get an extra bit of $$ for picking the packages, but they are only required to do it if they choose to, and have the room in their vehicle. On the few occasions that our own carrier did not have the room, HE requested to have a different truck come and pickup the packages. (I got the feeling its all very "optional" on the part of the carriers)
We MUST put in a daily pickup request with the local office so that a pickup order is generated and the carrier gets his added $$.
Top answer your Q's.
- Yes, we get daily package pickup from USPS.
- We must put in a daily pickup request (for the following day)
- OUR carrier has the "choice" of picking up or not