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User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

So, for some reason I got curious about the mail delivery trucks I see all over here. I guess they're USPS standard.

Piture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Small_USPS_Truck.jpg

I have seen some other types of mail trucks here in the US, including minivans, but I was wondering what postal services from other countries use?



edited for image link

[Edited 2007-10-04 10:06:45]

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User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

A Mail Carrier? Fat chance, ours are all having a cup of tea with their feet up and calling it a "strike"

But normally... Not so much a truck as...



[Edited 2007-10-04 10:14:26]


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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

The pic you posted represent the ones in use where I live, so I won't post one of my own.

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
I have seen some other types of mail trucks here in the US, including minivans

Several years ago I saw some Ford Windstar vans in use in Albuquerque. I don't recall if they were right hand drive or not. I only saw them on one or two occasions, then never again. I assume they were part of a short term trial.


User currently offlineRadarbeam From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 1310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Canada Post trucks

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/30/Canada_postvan.jpg/800px-Canada_postvan.jpg


User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting Radarbeam (Reply 3):
Canada Post trucks

Haha. I love those things.  Wink



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

In the northern states of the USA, some mail carriers use Jeep Liberty 4x4's.





User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 5):

And they sit on the correct side of the vehicle too! Big grin

The GPO are on strike right now and anyway, my postie uses shank's pony.

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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 5):
In the northern states of the USA, some mail carriers use Jeep Liberty 4x4's.

Is that just in rural areas, or everywhere?


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 7):
Is that just in rural areas, or everywhere?

Rural. IIRC, the mail carriers own them and the government pays them handsomely for their mileage. When I did US Census work, I made twice as much in mileage payments "per hour" than the $12/hour job paid.


User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1837 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting Radarbeam (Reply 3):
Canada Post trucks

Lol they're the same everywhere in Canada!

We have them here obviously, except without the snow!  duck 


User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
Piture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:S...k.jpg

Thats what we have. There are also some Dodge caravans.



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2504 times:
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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 8):
Rural. IIRC, the mail carriers own them and the government pays them handsomely for their mileage.

Ok, that's what I was thinking, but wasn't sure, being right hand drive and all.


User currently offlineABQ747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 850 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 2):
Several years ago I saw some Ford Windstar vans in use in Albuquerque. I don't recall if they were right hand drive or not. I only saw them on one or two occasions, then never again. I assume they were part of a short term trial.

The Windstars are still around. I've also seen them use Dodge Caravans.



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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 2):
Ford Windstar vans

Windstars? Heck, around here we still have some Ford AeroStar vans at the post office!



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12172 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2504 times:
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In New Zealand, our posties in the city/suburbs use a mixture of push bike, walking or motorbike. Rural areas use vans or utes.

Where I was in Michigan for a few months this year, the postie uses a chevy impala


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 9):
We have them here obviously, except without the snow!

But that raises the point that if you live in Canada with hardly any snow, can it really be said that you live in Canada at all?  duck 

As my friend so wisely once said, "Winter without snow is like a bath without bubbles; it's still there but not as nice."  Smile

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User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Here in CH our posties use small (125 cc) motorbikes pulling a trailer.

I'm trying to find pictures on the net as I know that if I took one my (rather schön) postie would think I was stalking her. Big grin


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting ABQ747 (Reply 13):
The Windstars are still around.

Interesting. Then again, I'm rarely in the residential areas anyway, so that may explain why I haven't seen them in so long.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
I guess they're USPS standard.

Just about, for suburban areas and cities at least. My grandparents in Kansas City get a Jeep Wrangler. Probably the same case as the Liberties in the North.



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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3822 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

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