Driver rules slow the mail service

I REFER to Ron van de Walle’s letter (The Border Mail, July 21) about the mail service between Melbourne and Albury and the US and Albury.

It happens all the time. I find mail from regional areas to capital cities is much slower than mail from capitals to regional areas.

But I suspect the main reason for slower mail services is the fact Australia Post has a policy where its drivers can only drive a certain number of hours during the day, including truck drivers.

And with the likelihood of a three-day mail service, it could easily take weeks to be delivered.

When parcels arrive from overseas, they are usually transported via private courier then straight to the post office.