Mail Trucks and Their Various Uses

OhMyGov.com suggests that the US Postal Service outfit mail trucks with sensors for local weather, road conditions, and detection of chemical or radiological agents for homeland security.

I think this is a really interesting idea, but I also wonder what administrative functions could be performed from mail trucks.  For example, in my old neighborhood, the electric company doesn’t get out and read meters anymore.  They drive by in trucks and the data is transmitted via radio signal from the meter to the data collection vehicle.  Since mail trucks go to every address (more or less), could they perform utility functions like this to save money for other municipal agencies?

What do you think?

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