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Fending off competition from commercial express carriers - as well as the technological threat of electronic information delivery - the U.S. Postal Service scored all-time performance bests for national on-time delivery of first-class mail in the third quarter of fiscal year 2007.
Overnight service was 96 percent on-time, up from 95 percent the same period last year. Two-day service was 93 percent on-time and three-day service was 91 percent on-time.
Five postal service districts led the nation with a 97 percent on-time score for overnight delivery: the Dakotas (comprised of North and South Dakota and northwest Minnesota), Greensboro (the northern and …