PALM BEACH COUNTY (CBS12) — A CBS12 investigation has discovered half the postal delivery trucks in our area are past their prime.
Our investigation started with a tip from a viewer, a postal worker with concerns over the safety of the aging fleet of mail trucks.
Across the country postal trucks are making headlines for breaking down and catching on fire. The dramatic images tell the tale of an aging fleet of mail trucks. The trucks maneuver our streets with hundreds of thousands of miles on them. We flagged one down and found it had tens of thousands miles on it.
CBS12 investigates reviewed United States Postal Service records for our five county area and found half the fleet, 842 of them are at least twenty years old. We found 153 of them are 29 years old, well beyond their designed useful life and then some.