Oversized future USPS delivery truck on display at CES in Las Vegas
The postal truck is set to receive its first upgrade in about 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service showing off its new oversized vehicle of the future at CES in Las Vegas.
The “next generation delivery vehicles” stand 9.5 feet tall, stretch 10.5 feet long and are 7 feet wide. The larger upgrade is aimed at what Todd Schimmel, acting senior director of Technology Acquisition and Program Management for USPS, said is the expected future direction for parcel delivery.
“The added cargo capacity is specifically for our projections on where e-commerce is going and where packages are going so we can better serve our commercial customers, the Amazons of the world… and to also serve our end customers, which is your neighbor and my neighbor,” he said.
Schimmel also said the added cargo capacity will make it easier for carriers.
Not an upgrade with that front end – will be useless on curbside
THE FRONT OF THIS TRUCK IS A NO! THAT IS TOO MUCH FOR CURBSIDE! PLEASE CONSULT THE CARRIERS BEFORE ANY MASS PRODUCTION!!!!
Won’t work, you will hit every mailbox you deliver. Front of vehicle to long, wheelbase to long
Do they have air conditioning and heat I hope the muffler is not under the driver seat again from June to sept my truck is 120 degrees I have photos of my thermometer I keep by my seat
Too low to ground
Looks like it was designed by Pixar! Lack of ground clearance will be a serious issue in areas that receive measurable snow fall.
I guarantee there will be a big issue just in turn radius on some of these streets resulting more backing up to get around everything and/or more accidents period. They will be worse than some of these rental van that were used though out the Christmas season. They were really bad unless everyone had huge driveways with no vehicles, basketball hoops, garbage cans, toys, etc. it will slow down carriers for sure.