Photo: GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP (Getty Images)Postmaster General Louis DeJoy just recently awarded Oshkosh Corp. an agreement to provide the United States Postal Service with its next generation of cars– however some members of the House of Representatives are questioning that award after it was revealed that somebody bought a large share of stock in the company just before the award was announced.A letter signed by Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform checks out as follows: The night before the award announcement, an unidentified party bought 524,400 shares of Oshkosh Corp. stock worth $54.2 million. According to Bloomberg News, “the size of that trade was practically as much as typical day-to-day volume in the stock in the prior year.”These issues have actually been stemmed from previous concerns about this entire fleet choice. Specifically, the reality that just 10 percent of Oshkoshs fleet would be electrical, while the 2nd choice, Workhorse Group, could have provided an all-electric fleet. Which is kind of important, given that President Bidens Jan. 27 executive order on environment change clearly calls for “clean and zero-emission lorries for Federal, State, regional, and Tribal federal government fleets, consisting of cars of the United States Postal Service.” G/O Media might get a commissionDeJoy was likewise a little vague about the specific regards to the deal till he was pressed on them. Heres more from the Committee letter: Soon after the statement, reports raised concerns over a number of aspects of the award. While 2 lorries from competitors integrated electrical powertrains, winning bidder Oshkosh supposedly submitted a model with a fuel engine. Although the preliminary statement stated that Oshkoshs vehicles would be “equipped with either fuel-efficient internal combustion engines or battery electric powertrains,” you clarified in statement before the Committee that only 10% of the initial order for the fleet would be electrical. The Committee is asking for documents connected to the choice of Oshkosh as the USPS carrier.

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