The US Postal Service on Tuesday unveiled a modern replacement for the iconic Grammain LLV mail truck that has been in use since the late 1980s.
The new design features a frameless-high front hood that resembles the duck’s front beak in front of an extra-high windshield.
The USPS has contracted Oshkos Defense to manufacture between 50,000 and 165,000 of new trucks over the next 10 years – the USPS said in a statement.
The USPS stated that Oshkosh’s design has not been completely finalized. The initial order of the trucks would cost $ 482 million, with the first vehicles expected to pave the roads in 2023.
The truck’s revamp is part of the Postal Service’s self-proclaimed “plan” to become “the preferred delivery service provider for the American public.”