The US Postal Service on Tuesday disclosed a modern substitution for the notorious Grumman LLV mail truck that has been being used since the late 1980s.
The new design comprises of a waste-high front hood that looks like the front beak of a duck before an extra-high windshield.
Oshkosh Defense has been contracted to work somewhere in the range of 50,000 and 165,000 of the new trucks over the next 10 years — supplanting vehicles that have been in service for as long as three decades, USPS said in a proclamation.
Oshkosh’s design isn’t totally settled, USPS said. The initial order of trucks will cost $482 million, with the first vehicles expected to hit the streets in 2023.
The truck redo is essential for the Postal Service’s self-stated “plan” to become “the preferred delivery service provider for the American public.”