The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

USPS Awards Spartan Motors $214M for Delivery Vehicles

October 26, 2017

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.
Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

The U.S. Postal Service has ordered 2,000 fleet vehicles from Spartan Motors on a $214 million contract for two types of delivery trucks with Utilimaster bodies, the vehicle manufacturer announced.

The Charlotte, Mich.-based company's Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services business unit will begin building the trucks after April 1. They will be delivered over the next two years. The contract includes an option for a third year.

The order includes a combination of cab-over-engine and straight trucks in a variety of 18-foot and 24-foot configurations. The cabover will likely be built on a Class 7 chassis.

"Our ability to design, custom engineer, and build commercial trucks across Classes 1-6, in addition to providing custom vocation-specific upfits uniquely positions us to serve the growing last mile delivery fleet that is in demand by today’s ecommerce retailers," said Tom Ninneman, president of Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services.

The USPS is also developing its next-generation residential delivery vehicle. In September of 2016, the USPS awarded $37.4 million in contracts to six vendors to provide prototypes.

Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

  1. 1. Cindy Kistler [ November 20, 2017 @ 02:17AM ]

    Thanks for the great content. It is nice to go through the process at a high level.
    <a href="">change mail address online</a>

  2. 2. ClarksonCote [ February 10, 2018 @ 06:07AM ]

    Too bad they didn’t choose the electrified step vams from Workhorse. UPS and FedEx have already each ordered hundreds of them.


Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

Saunders was chairman of the board of Saunders Leasing System, one of the major national companies specializing in full service leasing of trucks, truck-tractors, and trailers

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher