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#4657719 - 02/06/18 08:36 AM What kinda mail delivery vehicles?
BAJA_05 Offline


Registered: 02/04/18
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Loc: Berks County/Pa.
Hello everybody,

Just wandering what type of vehicles are used to deliver mail where you live? Where I live, 80% of the vehicles are older 4 door Jeeps & new Jeep Wranglers.


Thanks, Dale
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#4657727 - 02/06/18 08:41 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05]
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Registered: 10/30/02
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This kind:

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#4657731 - 02/06/18 08:43 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05]
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Registered: 04/10/16
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Loc: Campbellsville, KY
Everything. More than a few XJ Cherokees and 4-door Wranglers, but one of the other tennants in our appt. delivers mail in an eyesore Chrysler Intrepid? and a friend used a CRV but got a Buick Century after he rolled the Honda.

Something I've wondered lately but think I know the answer - the Grumman mail trucks can't be sold surplus to the general public, can they?
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#4657733 - 02/06/18 08:50 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05]
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Jeeps.
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#4657742 - 02/06/18 09:00 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05]
BJD78 Offline


Registered: 08/05/17
Posts: 493
Loc: Nebraska
Still see lots of Grumman LLV (long life vehicle) but I am starting to notice more and more minivan type vehicles running around.
For about the last year our delivery people in my neighborhood have been using the USPS vans mostly.
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#4657744 - 02/06/18 09:01 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: Quattro Pete]
BAJA_05 Offline


Registered: 02/04/18
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Loc: Berks County/Pa.
Thats what makes up almost the other 20% I posted earlier.


Edited by BAJA_05 (02/06/18 09:02 AM)
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#4657745 - 02/06/18 09:02 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05]
czbrian Offline


Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 154
Loc: Houston, TX
It seems here in my Houston suburb they drive random personal vehicles. I think the one I see most often is a guy with a worn out looking Chevy Suburban from the 2000-2006 time frame. We don't have individual mailboxes so no need for right hand drive or anything.

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#4657753 - 02/06/18 09:12 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05]
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4389
Loc: The Midwest
I think those are based on a Chevy S10 frame and have the 2.5L Iron duke with a GM automatic transmission.
I read an article awhile back about the USPS saying the vehicle isn't ideal anymore because of the huge increase in parcels
needing to be carried due to online shopping which didn't exist when that vehicle was manufactured.
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#4657755 - 02/06/18 09:15 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
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I should have added that rural mail carriers own their own vehicle. A small post office in a small village away from the city typically doesn't have USPS owned delivery vehicles.
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#4657756 - 02/06/18 09:16 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05]
gman2304 Offline


Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3047
Loc: n.c.
Rural USPS contractors in my area are likely to drive most anything, from luxury personal vehicles to beaters. One lady in my area drives a right hand drive fairly late model Subaru wagon.

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#4657771 - 02/06/18 09:32 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05]
NormanBuntz Offline


Registered: 07/27/13
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Loc: Outer Banks, NC
In NC my rural mail carrier drives a RHD Subaru Legacy wagon that's beaten to h_ll. In FL my city mail carrier must have a drive out agreement to use her nice Acura MDX.
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#4657795 - 02/06/18 10:02 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05]
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Registered: 07/01/17
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#4657824 - 02/06/18 10:28 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05]
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Ours is driving a new full sized marked RAM van.
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#4657829 - 02/06/18 10:31 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: Quattro Pete]
440Magnum Offline


Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 8754
Loc: Texas
Same here. Grumman LLV (long-life vehicle). Based on the original S-10 chassis, Iron Duke, and TH180. Bare bones, no AC, not much else... doesn't get much "longer life" than that. They are getting pretty long in the tooth and being phased out, though.


Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
This kind:


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#4657878 - 02/06/18 11:14 AM Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05]
Collingwood Offline


Registered: 01/28/18
Posts: 38
Loc: Eastern Seaboard
City carrier delivers mail in a Dodge Caravan and I've also seen them place bags of mail in and out of a Honda Accord before they walk it up and down the street.

They also have a larger truck about the size of what UPS would use. Those have Mercedes diesel powerplants, I believe.

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