USPS awards contract for Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles valued at $351 million

USPS awards contract for Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles valued at $351 million

Replacing USPS fleet could reach $10 billion over the next few years.

August 28, 2015 – The United States Postal Service has awarded contract for Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles. This award is separate from the pending  USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) and the award for USPS Intermediate Walk-In Body Delivery Truck.

This contract covers at least 9,000 new, commercially available Class II, two-wheel drive carrier route vehicles, having 907 kg (2000 pounds) cargo + passenger minimum capacity. The vehicles covered by this specification fall under the classification of carrier route vehicles.

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USPS awards contract for Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles valued at $351 million

USPS plans on spending over $6 Billion for the Next Generation Delivery Vehicles. But USPS has been purchasing other vehicles, transportation services,  tires, and other items associated with vehicles over the past two years. In short, the USPS cost for replacing its entire fleet could possibly reach between $8-10 Billion by 2018.  With the proposed cost of the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) along with recent purchases that figure has already reached over $7 billion. Below are some of the USPS contract awards covering transportation services and vehicles over the last two years.

USPS awards LLV maker $257 million contract for Walk In Body Delivery Trucks

USPS awards nearly $100 million in contracts for 4,000 Delivery Vehicles

USPS awards contract for maintenance management worth up to $450 million

USPS awards contract for retread tires worth over $41 million

USPS awards UPS $365 million contract for air transportation services

USPS awards nearly $100 million in contracts for 4,000 Delivery Vehicles

USPS awards contract for 225,00 for mobile delivery devices over $250 million

USPS Awards Contract to Initiate Upgrade & Expansion of Wireless Vehicle Management Systems

17 thoughts on “USPS awards contract for Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles valued at $351 million

  1. Wonder who’s relative works for the company or what former PO Manager Scum works there and helped “acquire” the contract

  2. Is it roomy enough for me to live in?
    I will save a bunk for Poopoogeorge he needs a place to stay when he gets outta the big house.

  3. At least someone knows a quality auto maker in this company. Things are turning around!! Mopar or NO car!!

    • FCA (ie. Chrysler/ Dodge) make some nice cars and trucks. However, according to numerous reports on reliability that I’ve seen they make some of the most unreliable vehicles – anywhere. Hopefully these will be better.

  4. These don’t look like much of an improvement over the old LLV’s, and I may be wrong but it looks like the front end is narrower again than the rear axis, and if that’s true, it’ll mean big bucks for Goodyear or whomever gets the tire contract and we’ll waste millions replacing tires that should last much much longer.
    But that whole design flaw was probably planned obsolescence, with Grumman probably getting a fat kickback too for having the alignment screwup.
    This should come as a surprise to nobody. I’ll be retired before my office gets any new vehicles, so I’m stuck with those pieces of dog shit LLV’s, but I hope for those who will be using the new trucks that they run and handle better, have better ventilation that doesn’t blow hot air in the summer, better visibility and cargo space. I can’t tell if the back end is longer by the photo, but we need racks and more space. I’m sure somebody will get right on that.

    • You are over payed. 60k to deliver papers and I’ll bet you are broke as can be with debt out your eyes drinking half your check away.

  5. what good is a COLA raise in a contract when the federal government lies about the rate of inflation-saying it is 5 times lower than it really is…….hold out for a decent raise and work to rule until we get it. no favors for po mismanagement, put your big boy pants on and do the minimun required as we are currently working without a contract kiddies. the po mismanagers have no problem raking in the dough, don’t let your low self-esteem get the better of you. work smarter, not harder.

  6. $10 Billion Dollars……………wow I guess we will get a 5% raise a year for 5 years as these jokers have money to burn. no more burrASS 1% raise’s! enough with these slave wage increases. postal union workers life’s matter!

    • That was better than Goofy Guffey’s 0% raises and COLA’s for the first two years with a 4% giveback on healthcare contributions on the last crap contract you idiots allowed to be ratified.

    • You are over payed. 60k to deliver papers and I’ll bet you are broke as can be with debt out your eyes drinking half your check away.

  7. The new trucks will possess the same comforts the Postal limos have. Air conditioning, AM and FM radio. Will be very plush inside. A Pure pleasure to drive around in. The scanner will be included in the new truck.

    • And cameras inside and out so the stupidvisors can be voyeurs and watch on their computers as well as track your movements.

  8. Curious as to why the USPS needs to spend millions of dollars on a new fleet of delivery vehicles. Not sure what year the USPS came out with the LLV (Long Life Vehicle), but I know it was after I became an employee in 1989. Don’t understand why that kind of money is needed to replace vehicles. The LLV was designed to last for years, they may have to replace engines, transmissions, etc. but the frame of the body is made of aluminum. To me, Long Life is not 20 years or less. I can understand replacing vehicles, but to buy 9000 at one time. Just like the State of Ohio, very 30-40 years they have themselves set up to replace all schools at one time. Why don’t they space it apart, build so many very other year or so. To me it is just bad management.

    • LLV’s are 28 years old and falling apart,get terrible gas mileage,are on a GM truck platform designed more than 30 years ago, a safety hazard for the employees with many catching on fire and bigger cargo space is needed to handle the ever increasing parcel volume.Are those enough reasons?

  9. Now the repair contractors will really haul in the money and use a wheelbarrow to haul to the bank. THEY won’t have any repair problems !

  10. No mention of AC. FIGURES. what about parcel racks. No mention of that either. Just another ill equipt truck. Can’t wait to figure out how to do the job o this one. It’s funny how they ask carriers for their input, but never take any of their suggestions.

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