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October 27, 2017 4:30 PM, EDT
Spartan Motors Wins USPS Contract for More Than 2,000 Trucks
USPS trucks Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Spartan Motors Inc. announced its Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services business unit has won a $214 million contract from the United States Postal Service for more than 2,000 cargo-body fleet vehicles.

The contract for the Class 5 trucks represents the largest revenue contract in the history of Spartan Motors, according to the Charlotte, Mich.-based company, which manufactures specialty chassis and vehicles.

The USPS order includes a combination of cab over engine and cab behind engine Utilimaster truck bodies in a variety of 18- and 24-foot configurations.

The order will be built and delivered over two years, with an option for quantities delivered over a third contract year. Production will begin in the second quarter of 2018.

“Our ability to design, custom engineer and build commercial trucks across Classes 1 through 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 e-commerce retailers,” Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services President Tom Ninneman said.