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Consequences of Extended Truck Replacement Cycles

The more expensive the asset, the longer it is kept in service; however, the need for short-term cost savings prompts some fleets to even further extend cycling parameters and defer replacements.

Ga. Mayor Wants to Lease Refuse Trucks

Revenue from a $2-per-month hike in garbage collection fees could fund lease payments on 33 new garbage trucks and significantly reduce annual maintenance costs on aging vehicles for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Ga., under a new proposal from Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.

Audit: 66% of Refuse Fleet Needs Replacement

An internal audit of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Ga., refuse fleet shows that 55 of the agency’s 83 refuse trucks exceed their useful life due to reduced purchases during the recession.

Colo. Police Union Wants 100K-Mile Cars Replaced

About 75 of the department's 100 vehicles are older than five years, and 51 of the vehicles have more than 100,000 miles. One 2000 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor has logged 192,617 miles.