Here’s More Of What May Be America’s New Mail Truck

November 13, 2017

Anyway, a handful of vehicle builders are up against each other to create the next U.S. Postal Service mail truck, which needs to be replaced soon since the current one has been delivering mail since the 1980s. This truck is a submission from AM General, a company that builds contract vehicles, for the bid, which AM General told Jalopnik was caught while delivering mail in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

 A spokesperson told Jalopnik that USPS should have a new mail truck by the end of the decade.

Notably taller than the current model, this AM General looks to have the proportions of a Ford Transit Connect. LED lighting in the front and rear replaces the current halogen units.

Inside, the steering wheel and TFT instrument cluster seems to be taken from recent Volvo models, but does not suggest any level of autonomous drive. Much of the stalks and switchgear also comes from Volvo, including the Swedish company’s vertically-mounted Sensus touchscreen. For the USPS, it would likely be integrated with shipments and other tracking devices and would cleanly integrate with the service’s networks.

An AM General USPS truck would be built in the US, a must for the government bid. It also incorporates a stop-start system with a four-cylinder engine, suggesting more Geely or Volvo cooperation. The USPS is reviewing prototypes and will likely make more decisions on findings early next year.

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31 Comments on "Here’s More Of What May Be America’s New Mail Truck"

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Butch Rahne

I don’t think my 275 packages I had today would fit inside this little toy

Troy Bilharz

Need room for those amazons u know

Brandy Heston

The “eyes” on that thing look like they just saw day after holiday mail volume! 😳

Stacie Garcia

AC???!!!

Danielle Kersch Williams

I have one of those ram pro star big vans for my route. I have ac and USB and back up camera and everything. I’m only one in office that has one. But they work awesome for cbu routes!!! And it has 8000 miles on it! I got it with 4000…..I’m loving work right now!😜

Stacie Garcia

Danielle Kersch Williams awesome!!👏😊

Robert Pompano Jr

All of these prototype mail trucks that keep getting posted here look too small for the ever increasing package volume.

Debbie Dix Minton

Looks too small.

Scheryl Orr Wright

Rural carriers won’t get them anyway. City will get the new ones and we’ll get the hand me downs from the city.

Sandy Younger

You are absolutely right. CRVS for rural carrier

Connie Romeril

I’m good with that… would rather keep my LLV than drive this clown car. 😂

Cheryl Guild Harms

All I care about is how much room is in the inside

Will Woolls

Heat too!

Russ Cain

Just looks like maybe a foot taller

Cheryl Guild Harms

Yep. Said they want them like a mini ups truck so we can stand up in them

Colleen Daves

Looks like it would easily roll over..

Brent Russell

Why in hell does everyone keep saying they’re too small? They’re easily 50% bigger than an LLV. What do you want, a UPS Freightliner?

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