ENTREPRENEURS: The Private Postmen

Competing with the Government is supposed to be a hopeless task, but it is all too easy when the rivalry is with the U.S. Postal Service. By now stories of mail lost, delayed or damaged by federal carriers are wearily familiar. They have, if anything, become even more depressing since the USPS was set up 20 months ago to take over from the old Post Office Department. It is no surprise that many businessmen, tired of the slipshod service, are finding private ways to move mail more quickly and cheaply than the...

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