Utilimaster has been awarded a $53 million contract from the United States Postal Service (USPS) for 447 Utilimaster truck bodies to be used for bulk mail delivery.
Utilimaster is a go-to-market brand of The Shyft Group’s Fleet Vehicles & Services business unit, a provider of specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly and upfit for ecommerce-driven parcel delivery, as well as the broader commercial, retail and service specialty vehicle markets — delivers dependable, efficient utility vehicles specifically designed to meet customers’ exacting requirements and help them reach their business goals, according to an announcement.
This USPS order is in addition to the previous $214 million multi-year contract for more than 2,000 vehicles, which was completed during the third quarter of 2019.
“For more than 40 years, Utilimaster has been designing and manufacturing purpose-built parcel delivery vehicles that improve delivery efficiencies and driver ergonomics and safety. We take great pride in delivering on our promises and in providing high-quality fleets to our customers,” says Daryl Adams, president and CEO, The Shyft Group.
The USPS order will be built on both cab-over and cab-behind chassis, featuring 18- and 24-ft. long bodies. The order is expected to be manufactured during the second quarter of 2022 and will be completed in 2023.
“Our quality and experience are what makes Utilimaster a leader in the delivery space. We set ourselves apart from the competition by building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and providing high-quality products,” says Chad Heminover, president, Shyft Fleet Vehicles and Services. “By offering delivery vehicles across Classes 1 through 7 and by providing vocation-specific custom upfits, we’re uniquely positioned to service mid-mile and last-mile delivery fleets.”