Star Route Contracting - History

“Star Routes” got it's name because legislation establishing the new mail service called for contractors to carry the mail with “celerity, certainty, and security.” Weary of repeatedly writing these words in ledgers, postal clerks substituted three asterisks “* * *” and the phrase “Star Route” was born. “Star Routes” was renamed “Highway Contract Routes” in 1970, but they are still known by their original name today.

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