Charlotte-based Spartan Motors Inc., a global specialty chassis and vehicle designer, manufacturer, and assembler, has secured a $214 million contract from the United States Postal Service (USPS) for more than 2,000 cargo body fleet vehicles. The contract represents the largest revenue contract in Spartan Motors’ history.
USPS’ order includes a combination of Cab Over Engine (COE) and Cab Behind Engine (CBE) Utilimaster truck bodies in a variety of 18-foot and 24-foot configurations. The order will be built and delivered over the span of two years, with the option for additional quantities delivered over a third contract year.
“Utilimaster has been engineering and building the very best purpose-built parcel delivery vehicles for more than 40 years,” says Daryl Adams, president and CEO of Spartan Motors. “We’ve worked hard to make our products stand-out in the industry and we’re committed to manufacturing excellence.”
Production on the order will begin during the second quarter of 2018.
“Our ability to design, custom engineer, and build commercial trucks across classes 1-6, in addition to providing custom vocation-specific upfits uniquely positions us to serve the growing ‘last mile’ delivery fleet that is in demand by today’s ecommerce retailers,” says Tom Ninneman, president of Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services.
More information on Spartan Fleet Vehicles and its Utilimaster brand can be found here.