$6.3 billion delivery: New U.S. Postal Service truck to be picked this year

The United States Postal Service Long Life Vehicle may finally be reaching the end of its road.

The search to replace the iconic but outdated Grumman LLV truck, which went out of production in 1994, began four years ago and has entered its final stage, with road tests of the competing vehicles now complete.

According to Trucks.com, U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan told a congressional committee last week that a final decision is expected by fall, about a year behind the program’s original schedule. The contract calls for 180,000 trucks to be delivered over five to seven years at a price between $25,000 and $35,000 each, which means it could be worth as much as $6.3 billion to the winner.

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What about mandated A/C in our delivery vehicles?