Cranberry’s attention to maintaining its fleet has allowed for a 40-year-old truck to continue being used in the rotation.
A capital project to purchase a new vehicle will allow that truck from 1985 to be auctioned for use by another person or municipality.
The Board of Supervisors on February 1 will consider purchasing a 2025 Peterbilt 10-ton truck with a dump body. The chassis would be purchased from Hunter Truck Sales & Service, while the dump body would be purchased from Stephenson Equipment Inc.
The new vehicle will replace a 10-ton truck in the winter fleet, with that vehicle becoming an emergency backup. It will be used for winter maintenance and water line repairs.
The existing emergency backup – a 1985 Mack Dump Truck – will be auctioned once the new truck arrives in late 2024 or early 2025. The new truck is expected to be outfitted with an Epoke spreader for winter maintenance.