New U.S. Postal Service truck contract worth $6.3 billion may be awarded in 2020

The U. S. Postal Service has “modified” its timeline to pick a replacement for the iconic Grumman LLV delivery truck, an agency spokeswoman said.

The initial announcement for the contract to build the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) indicated that a winning bid would be chosen by 2018. However, prototype testing and evaluation stretched into 2019 and the Postal Service now says it will be requesting final proposals from the remaining candidates this year in anticipation of issuing a production contract — or contracts — in 2020.

The Grumman LLV, or “Long Life Vehicle,” was produced from 1987 to 1994 and had a projected 24-year lifespan. It lacks air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, traction control and other modern technologies. Along with ongoing challenges of maintaining a fleet of aging vehicles, there has been a spate of fires in recent years, the cause of which remains unclear.

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We can’t wait any longer!! Doesn’t anyone get that?? We have our trucks either breaking down daily or many won’t even start! These trucks are well past their expiration date. Please! Put a rush on this! This should be top priority! Every one in management is constantly preaching “SAfety FIRST”. And SAFETY BEGINS WITH ME”. How can it when our vehicles die in the middle of intersections? Or catch on fire? Or have wipers and horns and backup/break lights that don’t work?!? Turn signals that break in the middle of our shift. How can we “secure the mail” when our… Read more »

I agree completely! They are dangerous to drive and if they were privately owned vehicles they wouldn’t be allowed on the road. They are a mobile sauna during the summer months here in Dallas/Ft Worth.

Who is in charge of our new LLV situation! Upper management is not doing there job. How are we supposed to fit 600 stops of letters, flats, Spurs and parcels during Christmas! Then u have 1 parcel that takes up a quarter of the truck. Ridiculous! We have to take multiple trips out to our route, hows all the gas being wasted on that, that’s why we’re loosing $ too, Plus they send us out in a snow storm with 1 wheel drive, so dangerous. Plus we need new light fit fabric shirts and short uniforms cause the THICK COTTON… Read more »

Well it 9-18-20 and still no contract. I think you will be better off with Workhorse which is entirely EV. They also will use the Lordstown plant to build the trucks so they can make the orders. I own stock in both and feel they will win because nobody has a complete EV line and thats what you need, much cheaper to operate!

Whom are the 3 three Companies in line for the UDPS Contract..

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