What Time Does the Mail Truck Come? A Comprehensive Guide to USPS Delivery Times



Understanding the delivery schedule of your mail can be crucial, especially when expecting important documents or packages. The United States Postal Service (USPS) provides a free and optional notification service, Informed Delivery, which allows you to interact with your incoming mail and packages conveniently. This article will guide you on using this service to determine when your mail gets delivered.

Understanding Informed Delivery

Informed Delivery is a service USPS provides that allows residential consumers to preview their incoming mail before it arrives digitally. This service also notifies you about mail and packages being sent to your home. The beauty of Informed Delivery is that you can view upcoming mail on your computer, tablet, or mobile device at any time and from anywhere.

How to Check Your Mail Delivery Status

To check the delivery status of your mail, you need to use the tracking number or confirmation number on the USPS tracking page. The tracking number can be found in several places:

  • The bottom peel-off portion of the USPS tracking label
  • The shipping confirmation email you received from the online retailer
  • Your post office shipping receipt
  • Sales receipt if you bought insurance at the post office

Once you have the tracking number, follow these steps to check the USPS mail delivery status:

  1. Open the Official USPS Tracking page.
  2. Enter your 35-digit tracking number, separated by commas.
  3. After entering the tracking number, click on the ‘Track’ button.
  4. On the next page, you will see the status of your USPS mail, and you can also check what time USPS delivers mail to your house daily.

What If You Don’t Have a Tracking Number?

Unfortunately, without a tracking number, you won’t be able to check the specific time for a particular delivery. This is because numerous mails are delivered to each address manually every day. So, without a tracking number, you can’t check the status of what time the mail comes to your home.

Previewing Your Mail Before It Arrives

If you want to check your mail as early as possible before it arrives at your home, don’t worry. USPS scans the outside of your mail so you can check the digital preview each morning before the mail is delivered. This captures the front side of the letter, showing who the sender is and to whom the letter is addressed.

This free service was first tested by USPS over a year ago and is now available in almost every major metropolitan area. The digital mail copy appears in black and white and contains up to ten digital snapshots. If you receive more than ten images of the first-class mail, you will get ten images and a link to the remaining images. Keep in mind these images are only available for the next seven days.

How to Register for Informed Delivery

To receive notifications, you must create an account on Informed Delivery. Before creating your account, make sure you have an eligible residential address and you can verify your identity. To sign up for Informed Delivery, you must also create a personal USPS account if you don’t already have one.

Here are the steps to create an account:

  1. Open the official website of Informed Delivery to create a new account.
  2. Click on ‘Sign Up For Free’ to open the registration page.
  3. Enter your street address, city, state, and zip code to determine eligibility. You can also use the USPS Click N Ship feature if you’re not eligible.
  4. If you’re eligible, log in to your USPS account. If you don’t have a USPS account, create a new one.
  5. Click the ‘Enroll’ button to enter your username, password, contact information, and security questions to create your account profile.
  6. The final step is to complete the identity verification process. Once this is done, you should receive your mail notifications in the dashboard within a week.


Knowing when your mail arrives can be incredibly useful, especially if you expect important documents or packages. By using the USPS Informed Delivery service, you can easily track your mail and know exactly when it will arrive at your home. This service provides convenience and ensures you’re always informed about your incoming mail. Trust My Auto Machine for all your automotive and related informational needs.

About the author, Laurence Perkins

Laurence Perkins is the passionate car enthusiast behind the blog My Auto Machine. With over a decade of experience in the automotive industry, Perkins has knowledge and experience with a wide range of car makes and models. His particular interests lie in performance and modification, and his blog covers these topics in-depth. In addition to his own blog, Perkins is a respected voice in the automotive community and writes for various automotive publications. His insights and opinions on cars are highly sought-after.