highway contract route 

highway contract route (HCR) - A route of travel served by a postal contractor to carry mail over highways between designated points. Some HCRs include mail delivery to addresses along the line of travel. Formerly called star route.

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • highway contract route — a route for carrying mail over the highway between designated points, given on contract to a private carrier and often requiring, in rural areas, delivery to home mailboxes. Abbr.: HCR Formerly, star route. * * * …   Universalium

  • highway contract route — a route for carrying mail over the highway between designated points, given on contract to a private carrier and often requiring, in rural areas, delivery to home mailboxes. Abbr.: HCR Formerly, star route …   Useful english dictionary

  • highway contract route transportation pay cycle — (HCR TPC) A 28 day (4 week) period that forms one thirteenth of the fiscal year. It begins on a Saturday and ends at the close of business on the Friday 28 days (4 weeks) later …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Highway 401 (Ontario) — Infobox road state=ON type=Hwy route=401 alternate name=Macdonald Cartier Freeway Highway of Heroes Express Toll Route length km=815 length ref=Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, [http://www.raqsb.mto.gov.on.ca/techpubs/TrafficVolumes.nsf/tvwe… …   Wikipedia

  • Highway 407 (Ontario) — in Brampton jct|state=ON|Hwy|427 in Vaughan jct|state=ON|Hwy|400 in Vaughan jct|state=ON|Hwy|404 in Markham direction b=East terminus b=jct|state=ON|Hwy|7 in Pickering previous type=Hwy previous route=406 next type=Hwy next route=409Highway 407,… …   Wikipedia

  • Route 54 (Delaware–Maryland) — Maryland Route 54 redirects here. For the former highway, see Maryland Route 54 (former). Delaware Route 54 / Maryland Route 54 …   Wikipedia

  • star route — noun Etymology: so called from the star asterisk used to designate such routes in postal publications : a mail delivery route in a rural or thinly populated area served by a private carrier under contract who takes mail from one post office to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • star route — (obsolete) Informal designation for a highway contract route based on the former practice of marking contract routes with asterisks on dispatch schedules …   Glossary of postal terms

  • star route — former name for highway contract route. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Ontario Highway 16 — Highway 16 Route information Length: 3.8 km[1] (2.4 mi) …   Wikipedia


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