The new USPS mail delivery truck

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gnappi

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Does anyone see a resemblance? I think Finklestein looks better :)

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If it's electric, why the long hood? Surely the batteries are not out front??!!
( Assume electric because of the charge cable)
 

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If it's electric, why the long hood? Surely the batteries are not out front??!!
( Assume electric because of the charge cable)
The union insisted on having a/c in the new ones, with so many carriers collapsing from heat and exhaustion, and that looks like a good place to put it, not intruding into the cargo area.
 
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This delivery vehicle thing... I remember when the Postal Service bought the 30-year life vehicles. They must be getting close to the 30-year mark. Our mailman drives an old beat up vehicle that has 4 different tires, rattles and bangs, at times is very difficult to start and then it sounds so bad while trying to start, you don't want to be near, runs on most of its cylinders, and smokes. Not long ago, they had to come tow it back to the barn. Couple weeks later, it was back to rattling down the road.






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Rural delivery in my area is done in Jeep Wranglers. They have two, a red one and a blue one. They also have two USPS vans for the areas closer to the PO where the roads stand a better chance of being plowed. Four small towns, one zip code, one post office. Since my roadside box kept getting wiped out by plows, I no longer have one and have been getting my mail at a PO box for about 20 years. But I see the blue Jeep in my area regularly. I met the woman who drives the red one a few years ago after finding her wallet in the PO parking lot and returning it.
 

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