I’m not sure if you’re aware of this or not, but one of the biggest competitions in the automobile world is happening right now, under our very noses: the race to see what vehicle will be delivering our mail. The Grumman Long Life Vehicle (LLV) that has been delivering America’s mail since the 1980s is nearing the end…
I’m not exactly sure what it is about the business of mail delivery, but a surprising number of the vehicles designed specifically for this purpose end up looking adorable. Look at the VW Fridolin, or the Goggomobil postal vans — freaking huggable. And now here’s one more oddly charming little mailman: the DAF Kalmar.
The USPS is replacing the squat little vans you're use to seeing around the neighborhood, and is now trying to find a replacement. This sketch has just been released as an idea of what the Postal Service has in mind.
The United States Postal Service is reviewing bids for America's new mail truck this summer, but we here at Jalopnik have already done the hard work for them. You're welcome, USPS.
The venerable Grumman LLV mail truck is soon getting its AARP membership card, so the USPS wants to replace it with something a little newer and fancier. You know what that means? Cheap surplus. So what are you going to do with that mail truck you should totally buy?
Next time you find yourself in traffic court, here's an excuse you can try: I can't be prosecuted because traffic laws don't apply to me!