Postal Service Delays Production Contract for New Mail Truck

The U.S. Postal Service pushed back a plan to award an expected $6 billion in contracts for the next-generation mail truck later this year.

In a filing, the agency said it moved the deadline for four separate company teams to provide contract proposals to build the new truck until July 14. The proposals were originally due on March 27.  Each of the teams previously has provided prototype vehicles to the Postal Service for evaluation.

The agency told that it pushed back the deadline because of “the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Postal Service and supplier operations.”  The USPS has provided very few details about the status of its program to replace aging mail trucks.

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