New Scanners Leave Digital Breadcrumbs for Tracking Carriers


PostalMag reports on the roll-out of new scanners for carriers. “The new GPS-enabled scanners that have recently been deployed to letter carriers of the U.S. Postal Service transmit digital “breadcrumbs” back to Postal Service delivery manager computers that can be used to find and retrace the steps of letter carriers making their appointed rounds.”

While carriers may have concerns, mailers view the technology as a source for more date and greater postal efficiency.