US Post Provider Will Build Military TrucksMay 9, 2021
Oshkosh Defense (OD), which in early 2021 signed a contract for the supply of vehicles for the US Postal Service, entered into a contract with the country’s military.
The new agreement, which became known to the website “Voennoye Delo”, implies the supply of heavy trucks FHTV (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks) in the next three years. In addition, the contract implies the supply of remanufactured equipment, including 10-ton trucks 8x; 8 and trucks with a PLS (Palletized Load System) multi-lift. The initial order includes 353 new and remanufactured vehicles.
It is noted that OD signed its first contract for the supply of FHTV IV trucks in 2015. Since the beginning of production of the FHTV family, the company has produced more than 35,800 HEMTT trucks, 8,500 PLS vehicles and 4,600 HET tractors. Also, about 19,000 units of the company’s fleet of equipment were overhauled.
Recall that at the beginning of the year, Oshkosh Defense signed a contract totaling over $ 6 billion, which implies the supply of 50,000 to 165,000 vehicles over 10 years for the needs of the US Postal Service. These will be fully electric and hybrid vehicles.
The first deliveries of new cars for the needs of the post office will begin at the end of 2023. They will be equipped with air conditioning, improved ergonomics and advanced vehicle safety technologies, including airbags, including all-round cameras. They will be able to carry more cargo and better accommodate high volume parcels.
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