Some big, mean “sports car” debuted Sunday, with 750 horsepower and a large rear wing. We Americans feel obligated to care about that kind of thing, since it has a Chevy badge and eats asphalt for a snack. But we know what you’ve really been looking forward to: the next USPS mail truck. Here’s what may be it.
Wildfires have consumed over 170,000 acres in California since Sunday and thousands have taken refuge in shelters as their homes have burned. But for the United States Postal Service, the deliveries must go on. In a devastated neighborhood in Santa Rosa, a professional drone cinematographer caught this astonishing…
Back in the 1970s, AM General—American Motors Corporation’s renaming of Kaiser Jeep’s “Defense and Government Products Division”—built an electric mail carrier Jeep called the DJ-5E “Electruck.” It was so advanced, NASA conducted a bunch of research on it, even referring to the Jeep as “state-of-the-art.”
The unsung heroes of any over-commercialized Hallmark holiday like Valentine’s Day are the delivery guys who get stuck hauling all those tacky pink gifts to your door. It’s a stressful job this time of year, which is why we’re glad to see this mailman blowing off some steam with some donuts.
If you’re wondering why the tracking number on your mail takes you to a landfill, a restaurant surveillance camera caught a U.S. Postal Service worker throwing hundreds of mail items in the dumpster behind the store, including personal letters, post cards and hundreds of business flyers.
Did you know the United States Postal Service still uses mules?
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 US Postal Service runs about 200,000 Grumman Long Live Vehicles (LLV) all over the country, which you'd recognize as the pokey little vans that look like they're made of Legos. After some 30 years of braving snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night, Uncle Sam has a long list of specs they want for the next mail…