Season Brings Busiest Days For Postal Service Ups Fedex

12.14.09 | FL News Team

If you think you're busy during the holiday season, consider these numbers from the U.S. Postal Service and two package delivery giants. The Postal Service expects to process 839-million pieces of mail on December 14th, its busiest mailing day of the year. In the month leading up to Christmas, America's postal workers get well over 16-billion cards, letters and packages delivered to friends and loved ones. That includes 30-million pounds of holiday mail destined for U.S. overseas military personnel in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

 FedEx plans to ship about 13-million holiday packages big and small on December 14th, which would be the biggest one-day volume in the company's history. By comparison, FedEx shipped 12-million packages on its busiest day of the holiday season in 2008. UPS projects December 21st will be its highest volume day of the year with more than 22-million package deliveries. That is 40-percent above what UPS delivers on an average day.