- Apr 21, 2018
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- Metro Detroit
Ladies And Gentlemen, Meet The Next US Postal Service Delivery Truck
The aptly named Grumman Long Life Vehicle has served as the official vehicle of the United States Postal Service for more than 30 years, but all good things must come to an end eventually. Soon, your packages and parcels will arrive at your doorstep via the Oshkosh Defense Next Generation Delivery Vehicle, or NGDV for short. Oshkosh will finalize the design of the NGDV before putting it into production under a 10-year USPS contract.
Like its predecessor, the van will be right-hand-drive, and it carries a friendly, slightly cartoonish new design. The low hood and cowl improve forward visibility, one of the Grumman LLV’s greatest strengths, while a higher roofline and walk-in cargo area allow mail carriers to more easily organize deliveries and access parcels from the cockpit. An automatic parking brake and curbside sliding cargo door further improve convenience when the mail carrier must exit the vehicle to make a delivery.
Replacing the long-in-the-tooth Grumman LLV, the Oshkosh Next Generation Delivery Vehicle will be the new mail truck for the United States Postal Service.