USPS Adds Another 3,339 Ram ProMaster Vans

By Paul Clinton – September 8, 2016 FCA has started delivering another 3,339 Ram ProMaster cargo vans to the U.S. Postal Service in a second order that follows a 9,113-vehicle order last year. USPS awarded the contract to FCA on March 24, and the vehicles will be delivered by the end of November, said Ralph…

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Postal Service to Squander $2 Billion on Vehicles

By John Gizzi – December 1, 2015 The U.S Postal Service is now on the verge of unveiling its new fleet of delivery vehicles — which will cost more than $2 billion. The plan underscores waste the service cannot afford. This was the conclusion of a just-released study commissioned by the advocacy group Securing America’s…

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Is your Supervisor the Real Safety Hazard?

Postal Tsunami by Mel Carriere – April 11, 2015 Excerpts: “Speeding and not wearing a seat belt were admittedly both very poor decisions on the part of this letter carrier, who is paying the price for his recklessness. But it is not surprising to me that he did it, because we see this sort of…

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U.S. Postal Service searching for the mail truck of the future

By Gary Gastelu – February 27, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service has ordered a special delivery for itself. The agency is looking to replace its aging fleet of very aptly named Long Life Vehicles (LLVs) — the iconic, boxy mail trucks with the sloped hoods that have been pulling up in front of American homes…

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Pushing the Envelope: The USPS Long Life Vehicle

That boxy little mail truck in your neighborhood actually has a name. It’s called the LLV, which stands for “Long Life Vehicle” and it, along with 142,000 other LLVs, are responsible for moving most of the 523 million pieces of mail every day. But their long life is coming to an end as the USPS…

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What will be the mail truck of the future?

The U.S. Postal Service mail truck, with its navy blue eagle’s head and beak on the side, is a reminder that the postal carrier still delivers the mail every day, even if Americans don’t write too many letters anymore. And now, it turns out, one of the largest vehicle fleets in the country has reached…

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