• Project Title:
  • Extended Capacity Left-Hand Drive Delivery Vehicles
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • April 2018

The Postal Service primarily uses the Extended Capacity Left-Hand Drive (LHD) minivan on routes that do not require curbside delivery. The minivans are also used to perform delivery and collection roles not suited for larger vehicles. In addition, the replacement Extended Capacity LHD Delivery vehicles would have extra cargo capacity to meet the need of recent package volume growth.

The existing fleet of minivans has been in service past the 10-year operations plan. Frequent repairs result in maintenance costs disproportionately higher than the value of the vehicles. We are conducting an audit to determine whether the Postal Service Extended Capacity Left-Handed Drive delivery vehicles acquisition achieved projected performance metrics, costs, and savings.

  • Have you noticed improvements in carrier loading time due to the new LHD vehicle extra capacity?
  • Have you experienced any issues with the new vehicle?
  • Have the new vehicles helped to reduce maintenance problems that you had with the existing minivans?

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  • anon

    We at our office have 1 of the new pro masters and have only 2 people trained on it. We were able to borrow one when we had a vehicle shortage. That pro master sat in the lot the next day for lack of training on the vehicle when the ONE (1) trained regular carrier was dropped that day.

    Nov 15, 2017
  • anon

    The new dodge vans we have are nice, how ever I wish it was ten feet longer with more shelves. Otherwise it has made my route more streamlined.

    Nov 15, 2017
  • anon

    Those vehicles are terrible. The pathway from the cargo area to the cab is too small. This vehicle is not made for letter or flat delivery. Vehicle side step is too small and is a trip hazard. It needs another step up in the rear to the back of the cargo area.

    Nov 15, 2017
  • anon

    The Post Office replaced half of our LLVs in my 16 route station with Promasters. They are a giant waste. We can’t take pivots or overtime on driving routes or businesses without coming back to the office and getting a LLV. They are slower to load and more difficult to do parcel drops. Even on Amazon Sunday we all still use the LLVs because the Promasters are slower to use and a waste of time. We should never have left hand vehicles.

    Nov 15, 2017
  • anon

    I drive a promaster and my opinion. They were a waste of money. I get 9mpg. My first two weeks I had screws fall out of everywhere, my door hinges broke already on both sides. By you changing the shelving inside I lost half my space. These were not needed just like alot of this in the post office. The caravans were fine and worked well.

    Nov 15, 2017

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