The Next USPS Truck Will Look Kind of Hilarious

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

If all the supercars debuting at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show aren’t interesting to you, maybe this is.

Spy photographers have caught the next-generation USPS mail delivery trucks testing on public roadways, giving us a sneak preview of what will be roaming U.S. streets in the coming years. The first is Karsan’s proposal for the USPS mail truck, which is a plug-in hybrid. The Turkish truckmaker is testing a tall vehicle with a sliding cargo door at the rear, and another on the side, while it also appears to feature a 360-degree camera.

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The other prototype comes from Oshkosh Corporation and is based on the Ford Transit. It utilizes a high-roof version of Ford’s full-sized cargo van and is said to also use a 360-degree camera system. We can see a power-sliding door for the driver. Unlike the Karsan prototype however, the Ford Transit-based truck should use Ford’s internal combustion engine instead of an electrified powertrain.

USPS officials have said the next-generation vehicles will be better equipped to haul large packages and it is expected to pick a new truck this year. Hopefully these new trucks also help employees not lose packages on a daily basis, but perhaps that’s too optimistic.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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