USPS: Watch USPS announcement of new fleet

A new video shows the Postal Service’s next-generation delivery vehicle (NGDV) announcement. The video, released Feb. 23, features an overview of the NGDV, along with remarks from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy; Kristin Seaver, chief retail and delivery officer; Scott Bombaugh, chief technology officer; and Mark Guilfoil, supply management vice president. USPS has awarded its NGDV…

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USPS awards Oshkosh Defense $483 Million contract to modernize delivery fleet

The Postal Service has awarded a 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to manufacture a new generation of U.S-built delivery vehicles that will drive the most dramatic modernization of the USPS fleet in three decades. The historic investment is part of a soon-to-be-released plan the Postal Service has developed to transform its financial performance and customer…

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USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program Update

December 2, 2020 In 2016, the United States Postal Service began a multi-year research program, with select suppliers, to replace its aging fleet of right-hand drive Long Life Vehicles (LLV) with the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV), and is now nearing the end of the extensive process. The COVID-19 pandemic previously resulted in the expected…

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USPS OIG: Delivery of a New Delivery Vehicle

When you buy a car, how long do you tend to keep it? A few years? Six or seven? Ten? For the U.S. Postal Service, it’s a long, long time. The backbone of its delivery fleet – more than 200,000 vehicles – is the right-hand-drive Long Life Vehicle (LLV), which has an expected service life…

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USPS OIG Report: Delivery Vehicle Acquisition Strategy

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s acquisition strategy for delivery and collection vehicles. The Postal Service’s mission is to provide reliable and affordable universal mail delivery and postal retail services to the U.S. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, the Postal Service delivered to about 160 million delivery points, six days a week….

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USPS OIG Report: Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts

Objective The objective was to assess whether the Postal Service applied domestic preference requirements during the award of vehicle and vehicle parts contracts. Since the 1930s, the Buy American Act has required federal agencies to provide preferential treatment in its purchases of domestic end-products. The Postal Service is not subject to the Buy American Act,…

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Oshkosh Teams With Ford On $6-Billion USPS Mail Truck Bid

By Jerry Hirsch – March 06, 2018 Ford Motor Co. is working with Oshkosh Corp. on a bid that could be worth more than $6 billion to develop the next mail truck for the U.S. Postal Service. At least one prototype of the truck, which is based on Ford’s Transit cargo van, was seen undergoing…

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USPS Testing Karsan Plug-in Hybrid Mail Truck

By Carly Schaffner – March 05, 2018 The U.S. Postal Service is testing a prototype of a plug-in hybrid mail truck from Karsan Otomotive, a Turkish truck maker. The truck, one of a series of prototypes from five different manufacturers competing to build the next mail truck, is undergoing tests on pavement and rural dirt…

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