Spartan Motors landed its largest contract ever when it agreed to a $214 million deal to supply the United States Postal Service with 2,000 cargo body fleet vehicles.
The order from the USPS 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 USPS order will be built and delivered over the span of two years, with an option for additional quantities delivered over a third contract year. Production will begin in Q2 of 2018.
“Utilimaster has been engineering and building the very best purpose-built parcel delivery vehicles for more than 40 years,” said 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.”
Tom Ninneman, president of Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services credits in part growing online retail sales for the company’s largest contract to date.
“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,” Ninneman concluded.
Spartan Motors did not respond to inquiries by press time.