USPS OIG Report: Vehicle Maintenance Facility Preparedness for Next Generation Delivery Vehicles

Background The U.S. Postal Service plans to replace and expand its current delivery fleet with a mix of internal combustion engine and battery electric powertrain, purpose-built Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV), and commercial off-the-shelf vehicles. As a result, the Postal Service has initiated several efforts to prepare its Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (VMF) — where the…

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Postal Service Modernization Enables Expanded Electric Vehicle Opportunity

July 20, 2022 The Postal Service announces change of scope of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for its Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDVs) to further reflect network refinements, route optimization, and financial improvements that will support a shortened delivery vehicle procurement strategy interval Under the adjusted scope, at least 50 percent of newly ordered…

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PMG reviews Delivering for America progress after one year (video)

April 19, 2022 In his latest video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy discusses the first anniversary of Delivering for America, the Postal Service’s 10-year plan to return the organization to financial sustainability and achieve service excellence. “I am pleased to say that we are making a lot of progress,” he says. As he notes, USPS…

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USPS OIG Report: Electric Delivery Vehicles and the Postal Service

March 17, 2022 (RISC-WP-22-003) As the Postal Service prepares to acquire a new delivery fleet, electric vehicles may be a good option for deployment on many postal routes. There is considerable variation among delivery routes, and many factors can make a route either more or less suitable to electric vehicle deployment. In February 2021, USPS…

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USPS Upgrading Package Delivery Network

Lexington Institute – March 29, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service is investing heavily in major technology initiatives with a focus on improving delivery of its competitive package products. Over the past two years, it has replaced older Intelligent Mail Devices with more than 260,000 new handheld Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs). The MDDs are single-device scanners…

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USPS Blog: Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Strategy

By Sarah Ninvaggi – January 15, 2015 The following information outlines the Postal Service’s position on our Next Generation Delivery Vehicle acquisition process. In order to understand the investment in Next Generation Delivery Vehicles, it is important to understand some background on the Postal Service’s fleet. While many would recognize our familiar right-hand-drive Long Life…

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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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