The Utilimaster brand of The Shyft Group in Novi has been awarded a $53 million contract from the U.S. Postal Service to provide 447 truck bodies that will be used for bulk mail delivery.
This USPS order is in addition to the previous $214 million multi-year contract for more than 2,000 vehicles, which was completed during the third quarter of 2019.
“For more than 40 years, Utilimaster has been designing and manufacturing purpose-built parcel delivery vehicles that improve delivery efficiencies and driver ergonomics and safety,” says Daryl Adams, president and CEO of The Shyft Group. “We take great pride in delivering on our promises and in providing high-quality fleets to our customers.”
The USPS order will be built on both cab-over and cab-behind chassis, featuring 18- and 24-foot-long bodies. The order is expected to be manufactured during the second quarter of 2022 and be completed in 2023.
“Our quality and experience are what makes Utilimaster a leader in the delivery space,” says Chad Heminover, president of fleet vehicles and services at Shyft. “We set ourselves apart from the competition by building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and providing high-quality products.
“By offering delivery vehicles across Classes 1 through 7 and by providing vocation-specific custom upfits, we’re uniquely positioned to service mid-mile and last-mile delivery fleets.”