US Postal Service Purchases More Than 9,000 Ram ProMaster Vans
The Ram ProMaster is going postal—but not in the negative way.
Ram recently announced that the US Postal Service is adding more than 9,000 Ram ProMaster cargo vans to its fleet of vehicles. This new, high-profile contract is sure to make the Ram commercial vehicles more visible than ever before.
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Currently, the US Postal Service operates one of the largest vehicle fleets in America with 190,000 units. With the addition of the Ram ProMaster vans, this fleet will grow to become even more capable. The vans are equipped to do the job with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, capable of churning out 280 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
“The Ram ProMaster is suited to meet the challenging demands of a USPS delivery vehicle,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO of Fiat Chrysler’s Ram brand. “Reliability, durability, ease of use, lower acquisition, and operating costs are hallmarks of the Ram ProMaster.”
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The popularity of the Ram ProMaster has increased significantly in the past two years. Previously, it was considered the third popular large commercial van in the United States. Now, it is quickly becoming one of the top choices in a segment that includes the Ford Transit, Chevrolet Express, Nissan NV, and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
As of 2015, Ram has sold 16,774 ProMaster vans in the American market, easily beating out Mercedes-Benz and Nissan’s entries. With its use in the US Postal Service, the ProMaster is sure to continue to grow in popularity.