Todd Shields and Ari Natter

Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

DeJoy Embraces Electric Trucks Despite USPS Contract Award

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies on March 11 Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies remotely during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on oversight of the U.S. Postal Service. (House Committee on Appropriations/YouTube)

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, defending the selection of a gasoline-powered vehicle maker to build the next generation of U.S. mail trucks, said he envisions the service moving quickly to electric power.

March 11, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Oshkosh Acknowledged Weakness on EVs Before Win in Postal Deal

USPS David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Oshkosh Corp. executives cautioned investors that they lacked expertise in building electric vehicles several months before the company won a lucrative U.S. Postal Service contract to build next-generation mail-delivery vans with batteries or internal-combustion engines.

March 10, 2021