USPS Documents show 88 postal vehicle fires in 2017

USPS documents show 88 postal vehicle fires this year, but do not break down by type.  It also seems to blame at least some of the fires on unapproved modifications in the vehicles.

52 Comments on "USPS Documents show 88 postal vehicle fires in 2017"

  1. Stephanie Warrick-Shattuck holy cow.

  2. That’s 88 times too many. So scary!

  3. So they are blaming carriers for using scanner holders as cup holders? ?

  4. Debbie, Mary, Jennifer, and Aaron

  5. Carriers can pay right after management reimburses for their mistakes.

  6. What are these cup holders they r talking about?

  7. Blaming the carrier for the splitter on the cigarette lighter is completely ridiculous. The absolute worst case scenario for that is blowing the fuse to the cigarette lighter. Jesus.

  8. Its those carriers “burning” those routes! Supersonic!

  9. Need 2 be replaced with new vehicles that have AC

  10. Not bad odds with 50 million running the road everyday

  11. Retire these trucks. Don’t get me wrong I loved my old right hand drive but that’s to many fires.

    • I don’t think my cigarette lighter even works! ? I do think they need a little updating. They were supposed to be good for 25 years. That was in 1999. They’ve outlasted their components!

  12. Mine leaks oil has since I got it 8yrs. Ago my parking spot tells a tale

  13. If I start smelling something burning I shut it off get out and call the office

  14. Management being complete idiots as usual. You want the fires to stop, then maybe proper maintenance, a qualified staff of mechanics, and replacing the 30 year old wiring which has been exposed to extreme heat and cold for 30 YEARS and has since broken down to nothing. But no, it’s the driver who plugged a fan in or sat a can of coke or a bottle of water in an MDD charger.

  15. So… the very last sentence.
    Unauthorized use.
    Are we supposed to ask to plug “anything” into the lighter?

  16. Lindsey Walker Herring, another reason to hate those LLV’s!!

  17. Death traps!!!!!!!!!

  18. They won’t take this seriously until someone dies.

  19. Yea maybe if they didn’t hv 300,000 miles on them and rain pouring down on the fuse box they wouldn’t catch fire….

  20. Maureen Walter Holtgraves

  21. How long before we go up in flames . Rena Patel ??

  22. Well that’s one way of forcing USPS to give us new vehicles

  23. At our 95356 Hudson office all our Avenger caravans diappeared…and were NOT replaced. Mine worked excellant. RR17

  24. I call them EASY BAKE OVENS

  25. Samantha De La Cruz

  26. Could it be, they are being used too much and twice as hard, and they’re old? Sundays…sometimes they take them out after carriers get back.

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