West Haven News

Posted on: January 26, 2017

New plow trucks rolled out

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 26, 2017 — From left, Public Works Commissioner Dominic Perrotti, Mayor Edward M. O’Brien and fleet equipment supervisor Robert A. Orifice Sr. show four of the department’s new Freightliner “severe-duty” plow trucks Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the highway maintenance garage on Collis Street. The high-tech trucks, with six more added soon, are equipped with plows and computer-controlled spreaders that manage how much sand and salt are used, as well as ergonomic cabs, heated windshields, LED lighting and stainless steel bodies. The trucks, outfitted for $200,000 each and geared for municipal use, are part of the city’s commitment to replacing the Public Works Department’s aging fleet, which has not had an upgrade since the purchase of two plow trucks in 2012. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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