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Baltimore’s ‘Big Truck Day’lets kids check out

Children and households can check out Baltimore’s fleet of fire engine, police cars and container trucks Saturday at the city’s “Big Truck Day.” The free occasion ranges from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the car park of the Baltimore Museum of Industry at 1415 Key Highway. It likewise includes face painting, coloring and balloon twisting. Recycling bins will be on sale and city Department of Public Functions authorities will be available to supply details. Children will be able to climb aboard a few of the cars and receive a building hat or vest to wear when examining the fleet. They likewise cast a vote to call a new trash truck from a list of competitors — — Mean Green, Gorilla Joe, The Crusher, Dumpsy, Trashasaurus, and Hulkinator — — sent by the students at Robert W. Coleman Primary school. Vehicles on display consist of “Huge Bertha,” the city’s biggest tow truck, in addition to rescue vehicles, forestry trucks, street sweepers and a fireboat that will perform a water display screen program. Visitors will have the ability to see, touch and sit in the vehicles. Free, minimal parking is offered at 1100 Key Highway. On-street parking likewise is readily available. ywenger@baltsun.com twitter.com/yvonnewenger Baltimore officials unveiled three new fire trucks on Monday that can help react to harmful materials and fill up the oxygen tanks of fire department divers. The hazmat and 2 Airflex trucks cost nearly $1.8 million integrated. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stated at a news conference that officials …
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Santa Monica to Upgrade Pickup Truck Fleet By Niki Cervantes Personnel Writer May 19, 2016– The City of Santa Monica plans to include 31 brand-new pickup trucks to its fleet, replacing aging automobiles with brand-new Ford models that work on Compressed Natural Gas for jobs connected to everything from animal control to traffic signal maintenance. Overall cost for the new pickups is $1,350,229, City personnel stated in suggesting Fritts Ford, based in Riverside, as the very best – – and only – bidder. The new purchases change cars that have actually been in usage in between 10 and 19 years. The report to the City board for next Tuesday’s meeting does not specify the expense of purchasing non-CNG pickups, but noted that leasing the trucks would be expensive. “If this purchase is not approved, the present regular monthly rental rate for a pickup from Enterprise Rent-A-Car is $878 per month,” Martin Pastucha, the City’s director of public works and street and fleet services, composed in his report. “Rental expenses are considerably more pricey than the typical cost of $138 monthly to keep the vehicle in-house and the typical cost of $362 in month-to-month depreciation,” he stated. Rental cars likewise do not utilize the alternative fuels the fleet is moving to as part of the City’s Reduced-Emissions Fuels Policy, he said. The new Fords replace 29 pickup trucks that are more than a decade old– their cost-effective life expectancy, by City requirements ––- and expand the fleet by two cars. Pastucha stated the trucks are used in a wide range of services, consisting of code enforcement, engineering and keeping City centers, parks, streets and the City fleet itself. Pickups are also utilized in the City’s Urban Forest program, animal control, trash, recycling and work involving traffic signals. A lots of the replacement pickups will be used for the parks. Meanwhile, among the new trucks will be earmarked for responsibilities along the beach, including carrying deserted vendor supplies. The other is reserved for the leader of a brand-new …
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