The multi-billion dollar USPS modernization looks like…a duck

The multi-billion dollar USPS modernization looks like...a duck

The United States Postal Service is finally modernizing its fleet of delivery trucks, but the proposed vehicle design is a head scratcher. 

It’s no secret that the USPS is literally falling apart, and its current fleet of delivery vehicles is no exception. Its current trucks, which were purchased between 1987 and 1994, keep catching fire as they continue to deliver mail decades beyond what was supposed to be a 24-year life expectancy. Last July, Vice reported that more than 141,000 of these original trucks are still in service. 

The USPS is at least updating its fleet with a multi-billion dollar modernization plan that involves revamping its delivery trucks with more modern ones over the next decade. On Tuesday, the USPS announced that it awarded a 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to “manufacture a new generation of U.S.-built postal delivery vehicles that will drive the most dramatic modernization of the USPS fleet in three decades.”  Read more…

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