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Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:06 pm

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?



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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:11 pm

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...



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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:32 am

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.
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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:55 am

Canada Post trucks

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/30/Canada_postvan.jpg/800px-Canada_postvan.jpg
 
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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:59 am

Quoting Radarbeam (Reply 3):
Canada Post trucks

Haha. I love those things.  Wink
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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:11 am

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



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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:11 am

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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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:40 pm

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?
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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:46 am

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.
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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:54 am

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 
 
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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:30 am

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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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:54 am

Here's my postman's ride:
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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:56 am

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.
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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:16 am

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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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:51 am

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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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:27 am

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
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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:20 pm

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 

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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:20 pm

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
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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:16 pm

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.
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RE: Post A Pic Of Your Mail Carrier's Truck

Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:29 pm

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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