“After a yearlong field test in five regions, United Parcel Service has ordered the production of 150 delivery trucks with bodies built of composite plastic panels. The company said that relative to the aluminum-bodied P70 package car, as the company’s equivalent vehicle is known, each plastic-body truck would lower fuel consumption by 40 percent.”
U.P.S. Is to Put 150 Plastic-Body Trucks Into Service, by Jim Motavalli, NY Times, June 22, 2012
But how will a plastic UPS truck do in Santa Ana winds? I wonder.