(KGO) – The United States Postal Service is looking to secure legislative funding for new mail trucks. Gus Ruiz with the San Jose Postal Service branch says that the trucks the service uses now are outdated.
He said, “on any given day we have 214,000 vehicles on the road at one time delivering mail. Those trucks were largely designed to deliver letter class mail. Yeah, it can accommodate some parcels, not the kind of parcels we’re seeing today when we’re looking at a 12% increase.”
Ruiz explains that the new trucks need to have the same sort of GPS technology for direct routing.