New US Postal Service Mail Carrier Vehicles Are Coming In 2023
Here's a fun fact: Did you know that just about all of the USPS mail delivery vehicles are approximately 30 years old? Right. We all know the picture below.
Steering wheel on the right-hand side, no AC, and no airbags! Well, the good news is that by 2023, you'll most likely be seeing the NGDV (next generation delivery vehicle) pull up to your mailbox.
The USPS has signed a 10-year contract with Oshkosh Defense to manufacture 50,000 to 165,000 NGDV's over the next ten years. The contract will cost around $482 million dollars.
As the American institution that binds our country together, the U.S. Postal Service can have a bright and modern future if we make investments today that position us for excellence tomorrow,” said Postmaster General and USPS Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy. “The NGDV program expands our capacity for handling more package volume and supports our carriers with cleaner and more efficient technologies, more amenities, and greater comfort and security as they deliver every day on behalf of the American people. -about.usps.com
Some of the new NGDV's will be electric, some will be super-efficient gasoline-run engines.
At the very least, all will come equipped with way more cargo room, a massive windshield, AC, airbags, back-up cameras, front collision warnings, automatic front and rear braking, blind-spot detectors, according to CNN.
With the boom of e-commerce, package delivery workers, be it USPS, or FedEx, or UPS, have been working very hard for some time now. Be on the lookout for this much-needed upgrade to hit the streets by 2023.
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