The Postal Service’s top 27 districts have reached scanning scores of 97 percent or higher for the first time.
Portland, with a 97.95 percent rating, ranks first as of May 6. Dakotas (97.71 percent) finished second, followed by Northern New England (97.64 percent).
The other pacesetters: Greater Boston, Sacramento, Northern Virginia, Alabama, San Diego, Rio Grande, Oklahoma, Albany, Atlanta, Central Plains, Greater Indiana, Greater South Carolina, Gulf Atlantic, Lakeland, Mid-Carolinas, Northland, Salt Lake City, Seattle, SunCoast, Hawkeye, Louisiana, Sierra Coastal, Mid-America and Western New York.
Among the areas, Western leads with a 97.15 percent rating. Capital Metro (96.95 percent) was second and Southern (96.87 percent) finished third.
The national scanning score for the week ending May 1 was 96.76 percent, up from 96.51 one week earlier.
Scanning allows customers to track their packages and other mail. It also helps the Postal Service improve efficiency and network management.
Informational videos about scanning are available at USPS-TV.