VT Hackney, Inc., is one of several companies selected as a qualified bidder for the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV).
The iconic Postal Service truck is reaching the end of its design life and the USPS is seeking a more modern and efficient vehicle. The original truck was built in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, at a facility now owned by VT Hackney.
For this new fleet of 180,000 vehicles, VT Hackney will be offering an integrated aluminum cargo and cab body designed for 20 years of service. The new design will provide improved fuel economy and reduced emissions—compared to the current truck designed in 1987—which meets the latest safety requirements.
VT Hackney, an engineering leader for over 60 years in designing and building custom truck bodies, is uniquely qualified to design and produce a more efficient body with increased ergonomic storage and access.
VT Hackney CEO Mike Tucker said, “We are excited to have been selected by the USPS as a bidder for building prototypes of the new design. As an independent truck body builder we are not constrained to any particular chassis and are able to select the best solution for the Postal Service’s Next Generation Delivery Vehicle. Leveraging our 60 years of experience in unique and advanced storage and transport systems we are developing an advanced vehicle concept to meet the future needs of the USPS.”