International Truck and Engine Corporation will deliver more than 1,700 International 4000 Series medium-duty trucks to the United States Postal Service for deployment this year.
Utilimaster Corporation will act as subcontractor for the manufacture and installation of the van bodies, which will be in 18 and 24-foot configurations.
The deal also will allow the U.S. Postal Service to upgrade part of its medium-duty truck fleet to International DT 466 diesel engines compliant with stricter emissions requirements that went into effect on January 1. The agreement calls for all 1,700 vehicles to be equipped with 2004 emissions-compliant engines.
The vehicles manufactured for the U.S. Postal Service also will offer International Diamond Logic Technology, the multiplexed electrical system that self-diagnoses problems in the operation of the truck or its equipment.