USPS expects next generation delivery vehicles to start arriving in three years

United States Postal Service fleet; U.S.A.The US Postal Service has issued a Request for Information from potential vehicle suppliers as a first step in replacing its aging fleet of Long Life Vehicles (LLVs). The USPS expects to order up to 180,000 vehicles at a cost of $25,000 to $30,000. It anticipates awarding a contract to a single supplier by January 2017, with delivery of the new vehicles to begin a year later.

Last October the USPS issued an RFI for an “off the shelf” delivery vehicle to be used as a stop-gap replacement for LLVs until the next generation vehicle arrives.

Request for Information and Prequalification/Sources Sought – Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Acquisition Program – Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities.

  • Rich

    waste your money like Canada Post and buy a mini Ford transit!!

  • justmehla

    Yikes the LLV’s cost about $10,000 in 1992.

  • Steve Marrinan

    LLV’s didn’t have a very long life-Grumman crap

  • Jeffrey Scarlett

    I thought LLV meant Long Life Vehicle, they should’ve called them POS Vehicles….we roast in the summer as aluminum is a good conductor of heat, and then we freeze in the winter…with the heaters working about as well as a book of matches. Hopefully they take the carriers input this time, instead of test driving a them in Arizona,where they don’t see the drastic changes in weather that we do. We need at least All Wheel or 4 wheel drive in the northern states that get snow. Heaters that work, and AC for the hot summer months…instead of the stupid frickin fan on the dash board, which makes more noise than it does help the carrier. I saw where a carrier in Iowa died from heat exhaustion (yes, the post office was found at fault, and were fined a hefty amount))…Instead of just jumping into something, as management and the higher ups generally do…How about thinking this one through, and getting us proper equipment to do our jobs??

  • Nemso

    In case you haven’t noticed, postal management doesn’t give a hoot about its employees!