Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Touch the Truck

Recently, children had the opportunity to sit in the drivers seat at "Touch -A-Truck" day in Sioux Falls, SD. Children of all ages were allowed to sit and play on a variety of trucks at this event sponsored by a local university.

This free event included fire trucks, ambulances, police cars AND a USPS Long Life Vehicle (LLV). Children could meet and talk with USPS Employees like Debra Bickett and Thom Vanderwoude about life behind the wheel of an LLV. They got a first hand drivers seat view about how USPS carriers do their job and other facts about USPS Mail delivery.

Approximately 700 persons attended this event which was great fun for the kids as they were also able to learn about USPS careers all the while being able to see the world through the eyes of a Postal Letter Carrier and his trusty companion the LLV. Safety tips and ideas were promoted as well to keep the kids safe around USPS vehicles.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Benny! I know that this postal vehicle came after your time, but the one in the photo is an FFV (Flex-Fuel Vehicle), not an LLV. The FFV was originally called a CRV (Carrier Route Vehicle), but Honda already had the rights to a vehicle called CRV, so the Postal Service renamed it the FFV.