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VT Hackney Qualifies for USPS Bid

Washington, N.C., May 13, 2015 – VT Hackney, Inc. (VT Hackney), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced it is one of several companies selected as a qualified bidder for the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV). The iconic Postal Service truck is reaching the end of its design life and the USPS is seeking a more modern and efficient vehicle. The original truck was built in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, at a facility now owned by VT Hackney.

For this new fleet of 180,000 vehicles, VT Hackney will be offering an integrated aluminum cargo and cab body designed for 20 years of service. The new design will provide improved fuel economy and reduced emissions—compared to the current truck designed in 1987—which meets the latest safety requirements.

VT Hackney, an engineering leader for over 60 years in designing and building custom truck bodies, is uniquely qualified to design and produce a more efficient body with increased ergonomic storage and access.

VT Hackney CEO Mike Tucker said, “We are excited to have been selected by the USPS as a bidder for building prototypes of the new design. As an independent truck body builder we are not constrained to any particular chassis and are able to select the best solution for the Postal Service’s Next Generation Delivery Vehicle.  Leveraging our 60 years of experience in unique and advanced storage and transport systems we are developing an advanced vehicle concept to meet the future needs of the USPS.”

For more information, visit www.hackneyservice.com.

VT Hackney, a company of VT Systems, is the leading manufacturer in North America for specialized truck bodies and trailers that services multi-stop food and beverage service distributors and municipal emergency rescue departments.  With its two leading brands, Hackney and Kidron, VT Hackney specializes in beverage truck bodies and trailers, emergency rescue bodies and trailers, contractor services truck bodies and multi-temperature refrigerated truck bodies and trailers. Please visit www.vthackney.com.

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors.  VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripherals; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered inAlexandria,Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.

Media Contacts:
Kathy Godley
Sales & Marketing
VT Hackney, Inc.
Phone:  (1) 252 946 6521 x2292
Fax:  (1) 252 975 8340
Email:  kgodley@vthackney.com

Edward Szeto
Manager, Corporate Communications
VT Systems
Phone:  (1) 703 739 2610
Fax:  (1) 703 739 2611
Email:  eszeto@vt-systems.com

 

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