- Project Title:
- Review of Mixed Delivery Collection Vehicles Acquisition
- Start Date:
- Monday, March 26, 2018
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- August 2018
The existing fleet of two-ton vehicles has aged to or is beyond its planned life cycle, requiring frequent repairs. Regardless of preventive maintenance performed, chassis and component parts break down, resulting in increased vehicle maintenance costs. Many of the important engine and chassis components are obsolete, and parts are no longer available, challenging the automotive technicians to piece together or reuse parts from other vehicles.
Also, the extended in-shop times at the Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (VMFs) has created vehicle shortages. To address these issues, the Postal Service made investment to replace 6,533 vehicles. We are conducting an audit to determine whether the Postal Service’s Mixed Delivery and Collection Vehicles acquisition achieved performance metrics, costs, savings, and anticipated return on investment.
- Have you experienced a lighter maintenance workload due to the introduction of the new Mixed Delivery & Collection (two-ton) vehicle?
- Have you experienced any maintenance or other issues with the new vehicles?
- Are there enough new vehicles for carriers to perform their mail delivery/collection tasks?
- Do you see any overarching or general concerns or problems related to the new vehicle?