PHLPost enters logistics market with new delivery trucks

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PHLPost enters logistics market with new delivery trucks
PHLPost's new delivery fleet will be deployed nationwide and includes 18 six-wheeler and four ten-wheeler trucks, part of the re-fleeting initiative for the mail transport system. Photo from PHLPost.
  • Philippine Postal Corp stepped into the logistics market after the acquisition of 22 new mail delivery trucks
  • PHLPost aims to enhance its services beyond traditional mail and parcel delivery
  • The fleet includes 18 six-wheeler and four ten-wheeler trucks, part of the ongoing re-fleeting initiative for the mail transport system
  • The postal service is collaborating with the Department of Agriculture to address logistics needs for farmers, facilitating the transportation of goods at more affordable rates, according to Postmaster General Luis Carlos

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) entered the logistics market with the acquisition of 22 new mail delivery trucks to enhance its services beyond traditional mail and parcel delivery.

The new delivery fleet will be deployed nationwide. It includes 18 six-wheeler and four ten-wheeler trucks, part of the re-fleeting initiative for the mail transport system expected to expedite mail and package delivery across the country, PHLPost said in a statement.

Postmaster General Luis Carlos said the vehicles will not only bolster PHLPost’s capabilities but also attract institutional mailers.

“The postal service is now coordinating with the Department of Agriculture on logistics requirements in part or whole of our farmers in transporting goods at a cheaper price,” Carlos said in a statement.

In a groundbreaking move, PHLPost will extend its logistics reach to support farmers in remote areas. The trucks will transport agricultural essentials such as seedlings, fertilizers, and crops, bridging the gap between rural communities and major cities.

As part of this expansion, PHLPost has initiated “Kadiwa pop-up stores” within select post offices. These stores offer affordable agricultural products directly to consumers, aligning with the Marcos administration’s vision of accessible food for all Filipinos, said the postmaster general.

Carlos said, “PHLPost is also determined to ride on the e-commerce boom. The newly acquired postal vehicles will beef-up the e-commerce and logistics delivery business of the postal service. With these brand new trucks, there is a bigger chance and opportunity for PHLPost to enter the e-commerce and logistics market by 2025”.

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The re-fleeting project aligns with the “Postal Trinity” program, encompassing three key initiatives:

  • Barangay Postal Stations: ensuring efficient last-mile delivery, even in remote areas
  • New alphanumeric (seven-digit) ZIP Code PH System: standardizing addresses across the country
  • Real-time visibility: modernizing mail operations for greater efficiency