USPS selects Oshkosh Defense for truck contract

Jessica Thiel
Posted by of Insight Publications

The U.S. Postal Service announced today that it has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corp., an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to produce its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle, the USPS’s first large-scale fleet procurement in three decades. The competitively awarded contract allows for the delivery of between 50,000 and 165,000 vehicles over a period of 10 years.

“Oshkosh operates with unparalleled commitment to those who depend on our products and services to build, protect and serve communities around the world. We are honored to have been selected by the USPS to support their important work by manufacturing American-made Next Generation Delivery Vehicles that will connect every home and business across the United States for decades to come,” said John Pfeifer, president and chief operating officer of Oshkosh Corp.

Oshkosh Defense will manufacture both zero-emission battery electric vehicles and fuel-efficient low-emission internal combustion engine vehicles, upgrading the USPS fleet to be increasingly sustainable. Under the contract, the USPS has committed to pay Oshkosh Defense $482 million to initiate engineering efforts to finalize the production vehicle design and for tooling and factory build-out activities that are necessary prior to vehicle production.

“Our century-long history of delivering products to customers, operating in some of the most demanding and severe conditions on the planet, uniquely positions us to bring exceptional reliability, safety, and maintainability to USPS’s Next Generation Delivery Vehicles,” said John Bryant, executive vice president of Oshkosh Corp. and president of Oshkosh Defense.