Below you see an example of a well maintained older dump truck. It happens to belong to the Town of Lysander. After staring at this truck for a few minutes I began to think about the differences between public sector (government) and private sector trucks. The White/GMC below is a good starting point. You’ll notice it is fairly plain. No fancy graphics or pin striping. No aftermarket bumpers, lights or horns. In fact, this truck doesn’t even have a displayed DOT or weight numbers. Must be a case of do as I say, not as I do. 😉
In contrast take a look this International 9900 operating for King’s Quarry. Aluminum rims, hood visor, graphics, pin striping, beacon lights, tag axle, diamond plate storage boxes. The list is nearly endless!
Of course these trucks are not the rule or standard when it comes to private versus public. You can find variations in either direction if you take a moment to look. At the end of the day I happen to like both!