The USPS Just Revealed New Trucks, And They Look Like Something Out Of A Pixar Movie
They just need a new uniform to match.
It's been almost 35 years since the US Postal Service debuted a new design for its mail trucks, and they are in need of an overhaul, to say the least.
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With no air-conditioning, a lack of insulation, and some older trucks that are a *literal* fire hazard, they definitely don't seem fit for the "neither snow nor rain nor heat" kind of commitment for which the Postal Service is known.
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AND there are
reportedly still 140,000 of the original vehicles from 1986 (!!!) in operation.
But while the general public may see some humor in the design, it was actually created with the specific demands of mail carriers in mind.
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Features of the new truck include a high-visibility windshield, bigger cargo space, an extra-large hatch for transporting large parcels, automatic emergency braking, 360-degree cameras, parking sensors, and, of course, air-conditioning.
Plus, the vehicles have gone through intense testing, ensuring that they will be able to withstand all terrains and weather conditions.
The project will cost over $1 billion, which I guess means that last summer's campaign to save the Postal Service by buying its
merch must have worked?
But regardless of cost, the USPS is an essential service, and its employees deserve a safe and efficient work environment.
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And by 2031, there could be as many as 165,000 of these vehicles on the road, making their job a little easier.
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