Mail truck catches fire along route in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A mail truck caught fire after a crash along its route on Youngstown’s west side Wednesday evening.

It happened just before 6 p.m. on Canfield Road by the intersection with Arden Boulevard, near Mill Creek Park.

Police and witnesses said the mail truck rear-ended a pickup truck.

Investigators believe the pickup’s trailer hitch may have sparked a fire in the mail truck’s engine.

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Mail truck overturns in Sherman Oaks CA crash

A mail truck flipped over and was knocked out of commission after it collided with an Audi sedan Thursday in Sherman Oaks.

The Audi struck the mail-delivery truck about 11:30 a.m. outside the Horace Heidt Apartments on Magnolia Boulevard, just west of Hazeltine Avenue, according to reports from the scene.

The letter carrier managed to climb out of her truck and was not injured, while the sedan driver had to be taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, said a photographer at the scene.

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USPS shopping for off-the-shelf, right-hand drive delivery vehicles

From USPS News Link:

USPS has asked automotive suppliers to submit proposals for commercial off-the-shelf, right-hand drive delivery vehicles.

“As the Postal Service continues to assess the delivery fleet mix, we are exploring a wide variety of available options, including commercial off-the-shelf vehicles as a result of this request for proposal,” USPS said in a statement.

The proposals are due Jan. 6.

The request for proposal is part of the Postal Service’s overall strategy to invest in its delivery fleet. This strategy also includes the Next Generation Delivery Vehicles program.