October 22, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Postal Service has requested prototypes from 15 qualified suppliers for a purpose-built delivery vehicle that would replace its aging fleet of Long Life Vehicles (LLVs).
Tags: Vehicle Purchasing, USPS, Delivery Fleets, Vehicle Testing
October 16, 2015 - Industry News
Workhorse Group says it has obtained permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its Horsefly delivery drone, an eight-motor, eight-rotor “octocopter” designed to work with a specially equipped E-Gen electric walk-in van.
Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Commercial Drones, Delivery Fleets, USPS
September 29, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Postal Service is purchasing 9,113 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans for daily mail delivery, FCA US has announced.
Tags: USPS, Ram ProMaster, Cargo Vans, Full-Size Vans, Delivery Fleets, Procurement
September 8, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recommended four best practices and strategies for replacing vehicles based on a study of postal operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland.
Tags: Diesel, Vehicle Purchasing, Replacement Cycles, United Kingdom, USPS
August 25, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Postal Service has asked companies to submit proposals for a rental contract for cargo vans to "fill in for vehicles out of service," according to a solicitation posted to FedBizOpps.gov.
Tags: Cargo Vans, USPS, Delivery Fleets, Full-Size Vans
August 19, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Postal Service has begun delivering bottled water, fresh fish, and electronics in New York City as it begins a shift toward same-day delivery to compete with FedEx, UPS, and Amazon.com.
Tags: USPS, Delivery Fleets, FedEx, UPS
May 13, 2015 - Industry News
The Workhorse Group — with its electric truck and a drone delivery system — is among the 15 companies qualified by the U.S. Postal Service as potential suppliers of its next-generation delivery vehicle.
Tags: Workhorse, USPS, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Commercial Drones
May 6, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Postal Service could reduce its maintenance costs by $21.8 million a year by improving oversight of its mechanics and right-sizing staffing at vehicle garages, according to finding by the U.S. Office of Inspector General.
Tags: USPS, Maintenance Costs
April 22, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.
Tags: USPS, Delivery Fleets, Ford, Nissan, Freightliner, FCA US, Vehicle Modifiers
February 16, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Postal Service will meet with automotive manufacturers in Washington, D.C., this week to field questions about its proposal to replace its aging delivery fleet with a next-generation vehicle, according to federal records.
Tags: General Motors, USPS, Delivery Fleets
November 21, 2013 - Industry News
Effective Dec 30 UPS’ published rates for its services will increase. For package shipments, ground services and accessorial rates will increase an average net 4.9%.
Tags: UPS, USPS, Freight Rates, FedEx
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