Can I give my package to USPS driver?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

You can give your package to a USPS driver for shipping. USPS drivers, also known as mail carriers, are responsible for collecting mail and packages from customers and delivering them to the appropriate USPS facility for processing and transportation.

To give your package to a USPS driver, you typically have two options:

1. Scheduled Pickup: If you have a large volume of packages or regularly ship items, you can schedule a pickup with USPS. This can be done online through the USPS website or by calling your local post office. During the scheduled pickup, a USPS driver will come to your designated location, such as your home or office, to collect the packages. It’s important to note that there may be specific requirements or restrictions for scheduled pickups, so it’s advisable to check with USPS for more information.

2. Handing it over during regular mail delivery: If you have a single package or a few small ones, you can simply hand them over to your USPS mail carrier during their regular mail delivery. When the mail carrier comes to deliver your mail, you can give them the package(s) directly. It’s a convenient option if you’re unable to visit a post office or schedule a pickup.

In my personal experience, I’ve given packages to USPS drivers multiple times without any issues. They are usually very helpful and willing to take the packages for shipping. However, it’s important to keep in mind that USPS drivers have a busy schedule and may not always have the capacity to accept packages that exceed their usual workload. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to check with your mail carrier beforehand or call your local post office to ensure they can accommodate your package.

Once you’ve given your package to the USPS driver, it will be processed at the appropriate USPS facility. It’s important to note that tracking information may not immediately show up in the system. USPS scans can take 24 hours or more to be updated, so it’s advisable to be patient and check the tracking on The USPS website is the most reliable source for tracking updates, but it may still take some time for the information to appear.

Giving your package to a USPS driver is a convenient and commonly used method for shipping items. Whether you schedule a pickup or hand it over during regular mail delivery, USPS drivers are generally reliable and efficient in handling packages. Just be aware of any specific requirements or restrictions for scheduled pickups and keep in mind that tracking updates may take some time to appear in the system.