US (United States) Code. Title 39. Part V: Transportation of mail. Chapter 50: General

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39 USC CHAPTER 50 - GENERAL 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART V - TRANSPORTATION OF MAIL

CHAPTER 50 - GENERAL

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CHAPTER 50 - GENERAL

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Sec.

5001. Provisions for carrying mail.

5002. Transportation of mail of adjoining countries through

the United States.

5003. Establishment of post roads.

5004. Discontinuance of service on post roads.

5005. Mail transportation.

5006. Lien on compensation of contractor.

5007. Free transportation of postal employees.

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39 USC Sec. 5001 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART V - TRANSPORTATION OF MAIL

CHAPTER 50 - GENERAL

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Sec. 5001. Provisions for carrying mail

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The Postal Service shall provide for the transportation of mail

in accordance with the policies established under section 101(e)

and (f) of this title and the provisions of this chapter.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the Postal

Service may make arrangements on a temporary basis for the

transportation of mail when, as determined by the Postal Service,

an emergency arises. Such arrangements shall terminate when the

emergency ceases and the Postal Service is promptly able to secure

transportation services under other provisions of this title.

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(Pub. L. 91-375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 766.)

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EFFECTIVE DATE

Chapter effective July 1, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71-9

of the Board of Governors. See section 15(a) of Pub. L. 91-375, set

out as a note preceding section 101 of this title.

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39 USC Sec. 5002 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART V - TRANSPORTATION OF MAIL

CHAPTER 50 - GENERAL

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Sec. 5002. Transportation of mail of adjoining countries through

the United States

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The Postal Service, with the consent of the President, may make

arrangements to allow the mail of countries adjoining the United

States to be transported over the territory of the United States

from one point in that country to any other point therein, at the

expense of the country to which the mail belongs, upon obtaining a

like privilege for the transportation of United States mail through

the country to which the privilege is granted.

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(Pub. L. 91-375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 766.)

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39 USC Sec. 5003 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART V - TRANSPORTATION OF MAIL

CHAPTER 50 - GENERAL

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Sec. 5003. Establishment of post roads

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The following are post roads:

(1) the waters of the United States, during the time the mail

is carried thereon;

(2) railroads or parts of railroads and air routes in

operation;

(3) canals, during the time the mail is carried thereon;

(4) public roads, highways, and toll roads during the time the

mail is carried thereon; and

(5) letter-carrier routes established for the collection and

delivery of mail.

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(Pub. L. 91-375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 766.)

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39 USC Sec. 5004 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART V - TRANSPORTATION OF MAIL

CHAPTER 50 - GENERAL

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Sec. 5004. Discontinuance of service on post roads

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The Postal Service may discontinue service on a post road or part

thereof when, in its opinion, the public interest so requires.

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(Pub. L. 91-375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 767.)

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39 USC Sec. 5005 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART V - TRANSPORTATION OF MAIL

CHAPTER 50 - GENERAL

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Sec. 5005. Mail transportation

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(a) The Postal Service may obtain mail transportation service -

(1) from common carriers by rail and motor vehicle or persons

as provided in chapter 52 of this title;

(2) from air carriers as provided in chapter 54 of this title;

(3) from water carriers as provided in chapter 56 of this

title; and

(4) by contract from any person (as defined in section 5201(6)

of this title) or carrier for surface and water transportation

under such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate, subject

to the provisions of this section.

(b)(1) Contracts for the transportation of mail procured under

subsection (a)(4) of this section shall be for periods not in

excess of 4 years (or where the Postal Service determines that

special conditions or the use of special equipment warrants, not in

excess of 6 years) and shall be entered into only after advertising

a sufficient time previously for proposals. The Postal Service,

with the consent of the holder of any such contract, may adjust the

compensation allowed under that contract for increased or decreased

costs resulting from changed conditions occurring during the term

of the contract.

(2) A contract under subsection (a)(4) of this section may be

renewed at the existing rate by mutual agreement between the

contractor or subcontractor and the Postal Service.

(3) Any contract between the Postal Service and any carrier or

person for the transportation of mail shall be available for

inspection in the office of the Postal Service and either the

Surface Transportation Board or the Secretary of Transportation if

for the carriage of mail in foreign air transportation (as defined

in section 40102(a) of title 49), as appropriate, and in post

offices on the post roads involved as determined by the Postal

Service, at least 15 days prior to the effective date of the

contract.

(c) The Postal Service, in determining whether to obtain

transportation of mail by carrier or person under subsection (a)(1)

of this section, by contract under subsection (a)(4) of this

section, or by Government motor vehicle, shall use the mode of

transportation which best serves the public interest, due

consideration being given to the cost of the transportation service

under each mode.

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(Pub. L. 91-375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 767; Pub. L. 92-286, May

1, 1972, 86 Stat. 133; Pub. L. 98-443, Sec. 9(g)(2), Oct. 4, 1984,

98 Stat. 1707; Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 5(k)(2), July 5, 1994, 108

Stat. 1375; Pub. L. 104-88, title III, Sec. 307(1), (2), Dec. 29,

1995, 109 Stat. 945, 946.)

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AMENDMENTS

1995 - Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 104-88, Sec. 307(1), substituted

"5201(6)" for "5201(7)".

Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 104-88, Sec. 307(2), substituted "Surface

Transportation Board" for "Interstate Commerce Commission".

1994 - Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 103-272 substituted "section

40102(a) of title 49" for "section 101 of the Federal Aviation Act

of 1958".

1984 - Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 98-443 substituted "Secretary of

Transportation if for the carriage of mail in foreign air

transportation (as defined in section 101 of the Federal Aviation

Act of 1958)" for "Civil Aeronautics Board".

1972 - Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 92-286 substituted "contractor or

subcontractor" for "holder".

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1995 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 104-88 effective Jan. 1, 1996, see section 2

of Pub. L. 104-88, set out as an Effective Date note under section

701 of Title 49, Transportation.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 98-443 effective Jan. 1, 1985, see section

9(v) of Pub. L. 98-443, set out as a note under section 5314 of

Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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39 USC Sec. 5006 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART V - TRANSPORTATION OF MAIL

CHAPTER 50 - GENERAL

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Sec. 5006. Lien on compensation of contractor

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(a) A person who -

(1) performs service for a contractor or subcontractor in the

transportation of mail;

(2) files his contract for service with the Postal Service; and

(3) files satisfactory evidence of performance with the Postal

Service;

shall have a lien on money due the contractor or subcontractor for

the service.

(b) The Postal Service may pay the person establishing a lien

under subsection (a) of this section the sum due him, when the

contractor or subcontractor fails to pay the person the amount of

his lien within 2 months after the expiration of the month in which

the service was performed. It shall charge the amount so paid to

the contract. The payments may not exceed the annual rate of pay of

the contractor or subcontractor.

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(Pub. L. 91-375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 767.)

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39 USC Sec. 5007 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART V - TRANSPORTATION OF MAIL

CHAPTER 50 - GENERAL

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Sec. 5007. Free transportation of postal employees

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(a) Each person or carrier engaged in the transportation of mail

shall carry on any vessel, train, motor vehicle, or aircraft he

operates, upon exhibiting their credentials and without extra

charge therefor, persons on duty in charge of the mails or when

traveling to and from such duty.

(b)(1) In this subsection, "air carrier" and "aircraft" have the

same meanings given those terms in section 40102(a) of title 49.

(2) An air carrier engaged in transporting mail shall carry

without charge on any plane it operates those agents and officers

of the Postal Service traveling on official business related to

transporting mail by aircraft, as prescribed by regulations of the

Secretary of Transportation, on exhibiting credentials.

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(Pub. L. 91-375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 768; Pub. L. 103-272, Sec.

4(g)(1), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1364.)

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AMENDMENTS

1994 - Pub. L. 103-272 designated existing provisions as subsec.

(a) and added subsec. (b).

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