USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

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USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby Rogue One » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:16 am

USPS unveils new mail truck of tomorrow
USPS has chosen Oshkosh Defense to replace its mail-delivery trucks. The elderly Grumman LLVs, in service since at least 1994, will be replaced by trucks with airbags and A/C. The design is yet to be finalized, but some will be electric. The new vehicles will include both battery-electric vehicles and those with low-emission internal-combustion engines. They are expected to be delivering mail by 2023.

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby VStar650CL » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:50 am

That is punk-ugly. Think I'd sooner drive a duck-billed platypus. :chuckle:

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby datechboss101 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:39 am

Can't they just get RHD Jeeps instead or a Nissan NV200 RHD? I see a USPS Wrangler in my area all the time.

This does remind me of the Fiat Multipla.

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby Jesda » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:08 am

Are they delivering popes

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby VStar650CL » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:48 pm

Jesda wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:08 am
Are they delivering popes
Evidently! :rotfl

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:29 pm

I enjoy pointing out the fact that this is an Oshkosh product. Oshkosh is probably best known for making the twin-steer HETS military transport tractor:

Front and rear steer axles. Insanely heavy duty. 8x8. Just a monster.

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby Bubba1 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:40 pm

It looks like it was hit with an ugly stick and then said "thank you sir, may I have another."

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby MikeRL411 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:27 pm

Before the bespoke vans the Post Office did use RHD Jeeps, Could have made money selling them to Japanese drivers.

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby goody90q45 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:50 am

To say that this van is ugly is being way too kind! It's a lot worse than just plain ugly.

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby MikeRL411 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:30 am

Form follows function.`

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby VStar650CL » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:16 pm

MikeRL411 wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:30 am
Form follows function.
Yes, but unless you mean an erector set, "ugh" is optional.

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby AZhitman » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:31 pm

datechboss101 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:39 am
Can't they just get RHD Jeeps instead or a Nissan NV200 RHD?
Insufficient space. USPS delivers a lot more packages and a lot less 'envelope mail' these days.

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:47 pm

datechboss101 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:39 am
Can't they just get RHD Jeeps instead
You do actually want your mail to arrive, don't you?

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Re: USPS unveils new mail truck (and it's ugly)

Postby VStar650CL » Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:21 pm

MinisterofDOOM wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:47 pm
datechboss101 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:39 am
Can't they just get RHD Jeeps instead
You do actually want your mail to arrive, don't you?
Could be worse. If they used RHD Jaguars you'd have to get your mail off the fire truck.


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