New vehicles helping USPS move into future

11/27/17 The Ram ProMaster 2500, a recent addition to the USPS fleet of vehicles, is helping the organization meet its delivery needs. The extended capacity vehicles, introduced in 2016 to replace aging minivans, are more fuel efficient than their predecessors. USPS uses the vehicles for “park and loop,” when carriers park a vehicle and make […]

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 […]

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 […]

Here’s What USPS Is Looking For In Its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle

The USPS operates over 200,000 vehicles in all areas of the United States and its territories. More than 160,000 of these are right-hand drive vehicles that need to be replaced with the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV). The potential also exists to replace the other 20,000 plus left hand drive vehicles with the NGDV along […]

USPS OIG: What should the postal vehicle of the future look like?

The Road to a New Delivery Fleet What should the postal vehicle of the future look like? The U.S. Postal Service recently put that question to its carriers and vehicle maintenance personnel and is currently reviewing the feedback. It’s an important question because the delivery fleet is aging and the Postal Service needs to quickly […]

USPS: Deadline for next generation vehicle submissions is July 17

There’s still time for letter carriers and Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) employees to submit ideas to help USPS design its next generation of postal delivery vehicles. The Postal Service is seeking employee input to develop new vehicles to replace its aging fleet and accommodate increasing package volume. Here are a few of the most common […]

USPS: In the driver’s seat – Employee input sought for next generation of vehicles

USPS wants employees to help design its next generation of delivery vehicles. The Postal Service’s surging package volume and aging fleet have prompted the organization to begin developing ideas for newer, better vehicles. One goal: to take advantage of the automotive industry’s recent advances in safety, fuel efficiency, design, and convenience features, as well as […]