USPS orders more than 2,000 vehicles from Spartan Motors

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Spartan Motors, a leader in specialty chassis and vehicle design, has announced that its Fleet Vehicles and Services (FVS) business unit has been awarded a US$214m contract from the United States Postal Service (USPS) for more than 2,000 cargo body fleet vehicles. The contract represents the largest revenue contract in the history of Spartan Motors.

Daryl Adams, president and CEO, Spartan Motors, said, “Utilimaster has been engineering and building the very best purpose-built parcel delivery vehicles for more than 40 years. We’ve worked hard to make our products stand-out in the industry and we’re committed to manufacturing excellence.”

The order from the USPS includes a combination of cab over engine (COE) and cab behind engine (CBE) Utilimaster truck bodies in a variety of 18ft and 24ft configurations. The USPS order will be built and delivered over the span of two years, with an option for additional quantities delivered over a third contract year. Production will begin in Q2 of 2018.

Tom Ninneman, president of Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services, added, “Our ability to design, custom engineer, and build commercial trucks across classes 1-6, in addition to providing custom vocation-specific up-fits, uniquely positions us to serve the growing last-mile delivery fleet that is in demand by today’s e-commerce retailers.”

October 31, 2017

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