Had my local guy tell me today, that they are changing all the routes here, adding more route area to each guy, but having completely separate package people. Route guys would only do mail. Ironically, this is supposedly something they are doing as a trial in just my township. If it works well, the whole rest of the city will do it... or so he claims. Only problem is... He says pickup and delivery would now be a crap-shoot time-wise. Unless you work out something special (unlikely), then they can show up at any time. This is actually bad, because it worked perfectly for us... The local carrier happen to hit us last at the end of the day. If they could show at any time now, then that could be a giant PITA to plan around.
I'm wondering if this is a way that they're trying to appease the remaining old heads who hate the packages, and the unions... Maybe a peace offering to get the Sat delivery thing back on the table.