Remember when we used to play National Grid truck bingo? Well, at least I did. It was fun for awhile until I stopped seeing any trucks other than Freightliner M2 bucket trucks. A man can not live on Business Class alone! Maybe it’s time to move onto NYSDOT trucks. Yes, there are more than just plows in the fleet.
Look at this fun little ride. It would be perfect for the infield at NASCAR races.
And then there is this mobile drill rig. It seems to be taking samples in the footprint of I-81. If you are from the Syracuse area you know this elevated by-pass cuts through the city and scheduled to reach end of life right about….now. Elected officials and other bureaucrats have been arguing for years about what to do with the replacement. Maybe a tunnel? Boulevard? Barge canal? Study after study. Hundreds of millions down the drain. Nothing to show for it. Just tear the damn thing down already so I get days an days of heavy demo footage.
The one think you’ll notice on both these trucks in the absence of the flying T logo. By mandate under the guise of cost saving every state vehicle now wears the same logo. IT SUCKS! The letter looks fine on a Dodge caravan but is barely large enough on a snow plow.
Ah, another fine old man rant. I’m on a roll recently.