USPS vehicle catches fire in Menlo Park CA destroying mail

11/18/17 A U.S. Postal Service vehicle caught fire in Menlo Park Friday. Firefighters responded at 12:09 p.m. to a report of a vehicle fire in front of 251 Oakhurst Place and located a mail carrier vehicle on fire. The postal agent was able to escape the vehicle and was not injured in the incident, firefighters […]

Trucks on fire: USPS Long Life Vehicles outlive their lifespan

Trucks on fire: USPS Long Life Vehicles outlive their lifespan With over 211,000 vehicles, the Postal Service operates the largest civilian fleet in the world.  About 190,000 vehicles are used to collect and deliver the mail, and about 140,000 of them are Grumman-built Long Life Vehicles (LLVs), the iconic postal trucks that are a ubiquitous presence […]

Mail truck rolls into pond in Boonton Township NJ

BOONTON TOWNSHIP, NJ A U.S. Postal Service delivery truck rolled into a pond after it was parked late Monday afternoon in Boonton Township, fire officials said. However, no one was injured and the truck was pulled from the pond after apparently avoiding major damage. After the mail carrier “stepped out of the vehicle” on Renken […]

USPS could save nearly $2 billion by purchasing mixed fleet of off-the-shelf vehicles

U.S. Postal Service Could Save Nearly $2 Billion by Using Best-Practice Strategy to Replace Aging Vehicle Fleet USPS — inclined to purchase its new mail truck using antiquated process — could save $1.9 billion and improve vehicle safety by purchasing mixed fleet of off-the-shelf vehicles, according to SAFE Issue Brief September 28, 2015 Washington, D.C. – […]