At the Dealer – Spring 2017

Longtime visitors to this site know how much I despise the industry standard of trucks leaving the factor in a default white color. When I saw this Kenworth T880 for Vitale Concrete I felt like I was seeing for the first time. Wow! Such color! So red! Much graphics!

The new trucks continue to roll in for Suit-Kote. This pair of Freightliner Cascadias will soon join their new Western Star 4700 and Freightliner 114SD brothers on the road.

Even though Caltrans spec their plow trucks white that trend has yet to migrate eastward. Here we see a new rig for what I presume to be Tompkins County. Actually, I have no idea at all but that was the first name that came to mind.

In recent years the Village of Minoa, NY has been trading in their fleet of older trucks for new Western Star 4700’s. The trend continues with this new 4700 with Loadmaster packer body.

Take a good look at this body. It will never be this pristine again.


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2 Responses to At the Dealer – Spring 2017

  1. Andy R. says:

    I always wonder why more municipalities do not purchase low entry trucks, like a Mack LR or something. I know most of them have a dedicated driver and one or two guys tossing in trash, but the village I live in, contracts out garbage collection, they have a dedicated driver and 2 or 3 guys tossing trash, and use a low entry truck…

    I don’t know how well Minoa takes care of their trucks, but just up the road in Fayetteville, the new trucks still look new 2 years later…

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