Ohio Lawmakers Call for Halt of USPS Fleet Contract

Three Ohio lawmakers have written a letter to President Biden criticizing the United States Postal Services’ (USPS) awarding of its fleet contract to OshKosh Defense. Representatives Tim Ryan and Marcy Kaptur and Senator Sherrod Brown urged Biden to halt the contract until a review “on whether inappropriate political influence was involved in the decision and whether the contract is consistent with Bident’s calls for an electrification of federal vehicles.”

At a House Oversight Committee hearing, Postmaster Louis DeJoy said only 10% of the postal truck fleet would be electric, and the USPS did not have the “3 or 4 extra billion dollars” it would take to substantially electrify the fleet.

Under the initial contract, OshKosh Defense will build 50,000 to 165,000 postal service vehicles over a span of 10 years.

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Is electricians of federal vechiles more important than the saftey of the postal employees that drive the current 30 year old LLV’s that have no saftey features what so ever. Should we ask these three lawmakers to drive what we are required to deliver out of daily?