What is DTAC?

The Delivery Technology Advocacy Council (DTAC) was formed by leaders in the mailing and shipping industry who recognized the increasing importance of technology in delivery services as well as Postal Operations.   DTAC is a member driven organization who has focused on driving advances in postal and transportation technologies across the supply chain. 

The Postal Service’s 2020-2024 strategic plan emphasizes the Service’s need to transform itself and includes this goal: 

“Transform our middle-mile operations from a fixed processing and transportation network into an adaptive and resilient national and international logistics ecosystem that is faster, more visible, more efficient, more automated, digitally integrated, and supported by more public-private partnerships”

In coming years that transformation will depend on industry leadership to ensure that the delivery networks that support shipments and communications can adapt and thrive in a constantly changing environment. 

DTAC was formed to ensure that delivery technology evolves and adapts to meet the needs of an increasingly complex supply chain.  

In July of 2020, DTAC entered into a Purchase and Transfer Agreement for Mail.dat® and Mail.XML™. The specifications along with related User License Code program and all intellectual property will be owned and operated by DTAC.

 Our Mission 

  • Understanding the challenges, changes, and trends impacting the delivery supply chain.
  • Identifying the business needs of suppliers of communications/products and the organizations fulfilling those needs, and provide a collaborative delivery supply chain environment to enable optimal solutions.
  • Developing goals and objectives to enable solution development and implementation in the dynamic and rapidly evolving communications, technology, and information delivery network.
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Latest News and Developments

Latest Mail.dat and Mail.XML Releases Mail.dat 22.1.0 and Mail.XML 25.0 have been released and posted on the DTAC website under the prospective tabs on the home page.  

DTAC Officers to Lead the Board of Directors DTAC leadership had elected the first set of officers for 2020-2021.  Steve Lopez of Window Book will serve as Chairman of the Board, Todd Black of Intelisent will serve as Vice Chairman of the Board, Chris Lien of BCC Software will serve as Secretary of the Board and Michelle Zalewski of ALG Worldwide will serve as Treasurer of the Board.  Congratulations to our elected officers!   Press Release

DTAC Acquires Mail.dat® & Mail.XML™ Specifications From Idealliance  DTAC and Idealliance announce that they have entered into a Purchase and Transfer Agreement for Mail.dat® and Mail.XML™. The specifications along with related User License Code program and all intellectual property, effectively immediately, will be owned and operated by DTAC. Mail.dat and Mail.XML have become the mailing industry standard—developed in cooperation with the mail industry supply chain partners and the U.S. Postal Service—for effective communication for efficient processing and entry of mail across list processing, production, mailing services, and the U.S. Postal Service.  Official Press Release


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