Ben
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Ben asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 8 years ago

How/why does USPS still use Grumman LLV delivery vehicle?

I noticed that production of this vehicle stopped back in 1994. How or why does the USPS still use this as their main delivery vehicle?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Because the United States Postal Service owns over 100,000 Grumman LLVs, of which the oldest are reaching the end of their 24 years lifespan, the USPS has been looking into replacing or retrofitting the LLVs. In fiscal year 2009, the USPS spent $524 million to repair its fleet of Grumman LLVs, and estimated that it would cost $4.2 billion to replace the entire fleet. In some areas LLVs have been replaced with minivans, which tend to be much more comfortable for postal workers, especially in extreme climates.

    Grumman LLVs are still around because the USPS spent a lot of money buying them and maintaining them. They had to use it till the very last breath where parts run out and the chassis fall apart.

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  • Bob B
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    8 years ago

    It would cost a lot of money to replace them all. The USPS bought a lot of them when they were in production, and has been fairly reluctant to retire them due to the cost of getting new vehicles. There are a lot of vehicles in the USPS fleet (in fact it's the single largest vehicle fleet in the world), so it will probably be a while before all the Grummans are phased out; most will keep going until they cannot be repaired.

    Also, the USPS is currently in serious financial trouble, so is unlikely to be able to afford massive replacements at the moment.

  • 8 years ago

    Perhaps you only need look at the name of the vehicle. LLV, Long Life Vehicle.They are an aluminum body on a GM S-10 pickup truck frame. Not likely to run out of spare parts for a while.

    The other half of the equation has been mentioned. It takes many years and many Billions to completely replace a fleet of vehicles the size of the USPS fleet. Just look how long it took for the LLV to completely replace the Jeep's.

    Source(s): 29 year Postal Worker
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  • 8 years ago

    Because the USPS has a large inventory of them. Since you're a conservative, you'd like to throw all of them away, and buy new vehicles.

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