USPS urged to choose electric vehicles for next generation of delivery trucks

The current fleet of delivery trucks used by the United States Postal Service have stood the test of time, but their high maintenance costs mean it’s time to retire the iconic boxy vehicles. The USPS began soliciting bids in 2016 and five finalists now remain in the running: they are Workhorse/Hackney, AM General, Karsan, Mahindra, and […]

As Postal Service Fleet Ages, Reports of Fires Grow

The postal service mail truck that caught fire earlier this week on Highway 12 in Wayzata was the latest to light up the night sky following an alarming trend around the country. In this case, traffic management cameras captured the flames. The carrier escaped the truck with injury, but the postal service said three containers of outgoing […]

USPS New Electric Mail Truck?

The first photos of a prototype mail delivery truck indicate that the U.S. Postal Service may be going electric. The photos were taken recently by a Trucks.com reader and electric vehicle enthusiast as a postal service worker delivered mail in Leesburg, Va., about 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Spy shots: The Postal Service’s New […]

USPS testing Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Prototype in Arizona, Detroit and Northern Virginia

According to NALC…. NALC received an update from USPS regarding the progress of the development of the next generation delivery vehicle (NGDV), the new right-hand drive delivery vehicle that will eventually replace the current aging fleet. Currently, five manufacturers previously selected by USPS are creating prototype vehicles that meet certain specifications required by the Postal […]

Spartan Motors’ Utilimaster Seeks Withdrawal from USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program as Body Builder

Partners with Prototype Award Participant to Upfit USPS Vehicles with Cargo Management Solutions CHARLOTTE, Mich., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) (“Spartan” or the “Company”), a global leader in specialty chassis and vehicle design, manufacturing and assembly, today announced that its Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services (FVS) business unit — which […]

USPS Awards NGDV Prototype Contract to VT Hackney – Workhorse Group Team

VT Hackney and Workhorse Group Team Enter Prototype and Testing Phase of USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Program CINCINNATI, Sept. 22, 2016– An exclusive partnership of Workhorse Group Inc. (WKHS) and VT Hackney has been selected as one of six manufacturers awarded a prototype contract by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to build […]

USPS Awards Spartan Motors’ Utilimaster Prototype Contract for Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program

CHARLOTTE, Mich., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) (“Spartan” or the “Company”), a global leader in specialty chassis and vehicle design, manufacturing and assembly, today announced that its Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services (FVS) business unit — which encompasses the Utilimaster go-to-market brand—received an award from the United States Postal Service (USPS) […]

USPS awards $37 million in contracts for “next generation delivery vehicle” prototypes

USPS Statement on Next Generation Delivery Vehicles Prototype Selection and Request for Proposal for Commercial Off-the-Shelf Delivery Vehicles The United States Postal Service (USPS) publicly began the Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) acquisition program in January 2015 with a Request for Information (RFI) and kick-off meeting open to all interested technology and automotive suppliers to […]

USPS issues Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype Request to prequalified suppliers

On Friday, October 16, 2015, the United States Postal Service issued the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype Request for Proposal (RFP) to prequalified suppliers determined as a result of the January 20, 2015 FBO Notice RFI-NGDV: Request for Information and Prequalification/Sources Sought – Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Acquisition Program. The NGDV Prototype RFP […]

Senators urge USPS to invest in cutting-edge improvements for fleet of vehicles

April 23, 2015 WASHINGTON –U.S. Sens. Cory A. Booker D-N.J., Brian Schatz D-HI., Gary Peters D-MI, all members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, sent a letter to United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan urging the agency to take steps to modernize their 190,000-strong fleet of vehicles by […]