Too often the welfare of postal workers is ignored when discussing new delivery vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service. The workers need these new vehicles as soon as possible.
Today, the U.S. Postal Service is in the process of replacing up to 165,000 delivery vehicles that are typically at least 25 years old, dangerous, and prone to breakdowns. They lack airbags and anti-lock brakes. Many do not have air conditioning or adequate heating systems.
More than 400 have caught on fire in recent years. So far, surprisingly, no postal worker has been killed.
Unfortunately, to hear some left-of-center politicians and environmental elites tell it, what should matter most about replacing the Postal Service’s delivery trucks is that it should somehow be a catalyst to save the planet.
Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler discusses this in an Op-Ed in RealClearEnergy here.
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