USPS’s operational changes are causing some trucks to travel across the country with no mail

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told senators Friday that the cost-cutting fixes he has made to the U.S. Postal Service transportation system were designed to improve service.

“The only change I made, ma’am, was the trucks leave on time,” said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Friday.

But an investigation by Scripps station WTVF in Nashville found that, at the same time that DeJoy was testifying, the Postal Service was paying for an empty truck to drive from Nashville to Illinois.