Postal Delivery Trucks Stink. Let's Redesign Them.

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Freedom Strider : Having never been to the US, this postal truck looks like someone painted a giant cardboard box, put it on a very weird boat and threw some wheels and went "eh, job done"

Yanis Ho : They just took a 3D model of an old Citroen truck and reversed the logo on the grille lol

Prins van Oranje : So get a 1950s French van and add a bunch of useless electronics which will make it less reliable and more expensive, an expensive, slow and short range electric motor, the steering wheel on the left so you have to leave the truck to deliver mail, airbags which deploy *before* a crash to waste money. That's the design of the future?

Galo Xavier Lara : Forget about everything. I just want my taxes go to the flames in today’s delivery trucks

Kyle's cars : Ill just stop this video about half way through because it's obvious that you have absolutely no understanding of how vehicles are actually constructed nor why postal trucks are built the way they are. Lets just start with a simple criticism and your modification: All terrain tires could be put on the current model, it wont help. The current design is rear wheel drive which is why it isnt great in the snow. Tires aren't the problem, platform is. Aluminum is used because it does not rust, probably should stick with that plan from the original design. the steering wheel is not on the right for "safety" it's on the right because thats where you need to be to be able to deliver mail quickly without leaving the drivers seat. All the electronic crap you mentioned should NOT be permanently installed because it will become obsolete quickly and need to be replaced. no reason to add the cost of installing new fancy gadgets when this could all be handled by an easily replaceable tablet- everything from gps tracking, package scanning, and signatures. Let's just break it down to this- we need a front wheel drive, diesel, postal truck. probably based on a ford transit or similar van that is already available in europe as a FWD diesel platform. make it with an aluminum body. all right hand drive. Problem solved.

Copper Creek Cuts : 4:18 This is very well put together, but one of us is missing something. I am pretty sure the steering wheel is on the right side of LLVs so they can deliver mail from their seat on the right to mailboxes on the right side of the road.

Wolf9326 : Umm sorry but terrible design, I work for the USPS. I need to have my steering wheel on the right side so I don’t have to scoot over at every mail box I deliver to... if someone doesn’t know what I’m talking about, we have to drive in the right side of the road, also the mailboxes are on the right side, so there for having the driver on the left side means that they cannot access the mailbox with ease and efficiency! Another reason why this is a bad design is these need to be cheap for the USPS... electric motors and allllll that electronics like cameras and monitoring systems and on board computer and 360 sensors are no cheap at all! Another is it needs a more modern design, not a milk truck design. The only thing these things need are semi full time AWD, redesigned and updated engines, A/C / better heat, better insulated, and of coarse more comfortable and supportive seats (as long as I have a comfy seat I’m good honestly these seats now ruined my back)

Nathanael Snyder : This guy is clearly not an engineer LOL

Brennan : the more complicated and high tech you make it, the shorter it will last

camtwan1 : Did you go to a engineering school for morons??? First of all the open door on the driver side allows mailmen to deliver mail without getting out, aka making delivery faster. You created a UPS truck. Focused too much on delivering packages, not mail, which is the main use of these vehicles. Not to mention you chose batteries!?! If are looking for reliability, solar panels and batteries are not your best option. A newer engine with better gas mileage would make 100000x more sense. You literally just redesigned the looks of the truck and made it less reliable and less practical. Making YouTube videos and cool graphics doesn’t make you a genius. Stick to what you know

UltimateKyuubiFox : The simple fluke of putting the steering wheel on the wrong side will follow Austin to the grave. The poor man didn’t remember that every mailman in existence drops envelopes into the mailbox through their right-side window. He designed a mail truck and completely forgot the most basic function of a mail truck. He was right about the flames though.

TexasGTO : Steering wheel on the left? Have you never seen mail being delivered before?

dakota somers : 1:30 I like how you said "from experience" yet are completely ignorant of these trucks. You stated that they get 10mpg- simply not true, they have 4 cylinder engines, and generally get 17mpg. Your redesign is clear evidence that you don't know what you are talking about. You said LLV's are right hand drive for safety? Absolutely clueless. You drive on the right side of the road, genius, so you would need to reach out the right window to open mailboxes. Your design also showed 2 seats in the front. For who? The USPS does not, and will not, use 2 carriers on the same route. And where does the mail go if there's a second person? This is why LLV's have 1 seat, and a large tray on the other side, so there is mail/parcels handy. You also forgot the most important part of the trucks design- the front wheels are closer together than the rear. This is to create a sharper turn radius, important for weaving past cars to get to arms reach of a mailbox. It is also part of why they are so terrible in snow- now you are creating 2 sets of tracks, not just one. Your design completely ignores the advantages of the LLV. USPS would literally just use relabeled UPS trucks, or make a contract with Chrysler for more Caravans before they use the joke you just created.

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Thunderlux : I dont work in the USPS but my mom and dad did, have you ever heard the saying "keep it simple stupid" your just killing the usps with repair cost , also i can tell you now that right hand drive trucks are a must, also electric engines cant be used as the amount of mail changes daily, during a average day, it could work, but on heavy days like during christmas or weekends youd run out of battery too quickly and would have to backtrack all the way to the post office, remeber the US dosent have that many recharge stations, and all the extra electronics would suck up battery

Samuel Butler : I'm seeing lots of hate, so I like to share what I took away from this video: 1. The mail trucks currently in employment by the United States are old, unreliable, and expensive to maintain. 2. This fake concept mail truck would be cool, don't you think?

Jebedo Nackle : The backwards L on the hat kills me.

Philipp Jeremias : You built a new Citroën HY.

Coleman Adamson : Speaking as a former letter carrier of 25 yrs. experience you are correct these trucks are poorly designed but you made them worse....much worse.

FutureNow : Our government is great at choosing the least effective and most expensive option possible. Design by committee is always bad.

Rescuer 41 : Electric cars are incredibly unreliable and will cost an insane amount of money. they will also do more environmental damage than a Ferrari.

Quint van Dijk : In the Netherlands we have an amazing, groundbreaking design. They are called bicycles, you can get everywhere, they are cheap to make and cheap to maintain

Nunu Rats : Wasn't this channel about film?

Dillon Holsapple : My father is a mailman and his station just upgraded to the big Dodge Promaster vans and only use the LLVs for a backup

rizz monster : flames are essential and should definitely make it through the committee

Penguin : I want to buy the LLV SO BADLY. I don't care if there's a fire risk or a lack of an A/C, I love the look.

Yo-yo : Orrr... They could just buy a bunch of Ford Transits....

Derrick cushshon : As if the government will even pay for this... lol!

Beau B : Mail drones. Boom.

soupisgdfood : Huh. Still no AC, two wheel drive, electric so heating is resistive or at best from the battery pack and upgrades are necessary to post offices to support vehicles that need charging and have a shorter range with downtime when juice runs low, the steering is moved away from the easiest location to reach a mailbox, electronics added to reduce reliability and increase part count, lifted to make reaching mailboxes even more difficult, and what is that, corrugated tin roofing on the sides? Man, if you’re gonna list a bunch of shit that’s wrong with what’s currently in service, suggest fixes for current problems and don’t make more. Edit: It was pointed out that this is rudely worded, and I agree. I’m leaving the text the way it is because I’d rather keep the context of the replies to this post. See my response for more information.

AceWire802 : How do you not have 1 million subscribers yet? You deserve it.

*Matthew Noneya* : No slide doors for giving mail on the go? Driving on the left? Electric? Did you even put any thought into what you said?

Elliot Ma : Lol just ask tesla to make a mail truck

ImAName : My town still uses the jeep

Pikapetey Animations : I want the calves of a mail man

michael smith : First off, why are people no longer expected to be able to drive? Sensors, cameras, computers... It’s all BS. 99% of commercial drivers don’t use or need backup cameras or lane position sensors... If you have to rely on a little screen to understand your surrounding... You’re stupid and shouldn’t drive! Second, Electric vehicles are far less reliable and have a finite life span from day one. I’ve towed USPS van with hundreds of thousands of miles on them and can say they are robust and reliable. In fact, the tow truck USPS uses, is in the shop more than the delivery vans.

soum fasda : I live in canada.. all weather tires are bullshit... just get two sets of tires for all the trucks that live in winter climates... plus side is they last twice as long cause you only use them half the year. bad part is having to store all those tires.. but it is the much better solution.

HOMELESS DOGGO : I thought it said post malone delivery truck cause i was about to order some post malone

Andrew Diamond : Right-hand drive, Nissan Electric NV200, with a tray on the left side for sorted letters in plastic carrier bins. Gas Nissan NV200 for rural routes or northern states were electric isn't feasible (like North Dakota or rural Iowa). Done. No need to thank me.

SmilingIpad : I like the 3D animation.

Michael Surran : Pcm similar to forklifts and buses in local areas

Shark's got legs : This is a mess, and its a 40's french van on the screen what

nick the car guy : It’s literally just a picture of a Citroen van

Lewex : The way you delivered your words on this video was great. It makes me want to pick up your skills for myself. If you could, please drop them off in my mind. Then I'll open them like a box.

Drew Dude : Cool but it might be too expensive. Also today a mail truck crashed into our yard

Derek Tong : Uhh it isn't April yet

Floppy Florps Productions : Also add a/c and a good heater

Burak Ç : Just use drones maybe?

κλττ : Just use drones

Cryo Phobica : Expensive damn