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Elections open for PMTC awards on Feb. 1

MILTON, Ont.– February 1 marks the official opening of the 2016 Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s awards season. Every year, PMTC partners with member companies to commemorate the very best in trucking through the presentation of awards that recognize excellence in trucking. The awards exist during the Annual Conference at Kingbridge Conference Centre, King City, Ontario on June 16- 17. Competition entry types and info are available online at www.pmtc.ca beginning Feb. 1 … See all stories on this subject Garbage fleet issues now at’emergency’It’s been obvious for some time that the obviously perpetual debate over the expense of trash service in Columbus would not end with pick-up schedules. It’s much more apparent now. Public Works Director Pat Biegler and a number of garbage truck drivers,

managers and technicians gave a grim account at Tuesday night’s Columbus Council meeting. Their urgent message: The city’s fleet is periously outdated not simply in regards to service however likewise, far more essential, in terms of driver and public safety.”The trucks are hazardous,” Biegler informed council.”If things begin failing with metal tiredness and other issues, you have actually got a 56,000-pound automobile out there. “The risk is more than simply hypothetical. One motorist stated the experience of having a 350-pound tire–“haul nuts, rim, everything attached “– break off his truck on the J.R. Allen Parkway: “It didn’t hit anything, however at that rate of speed, it could have easily eliminated any person it hit.” The problem does not include just a few of the trucks, however virtually all of them. Nearly 80 percent of the automobiles are well beyond their advised” retirement”age of 7 years, some more than two times that. Fifty 2 of the city’s 66 trucks, Biegler stated, have reached “emergency.” More than 30 are not expected to last another two years, some not even a year. Lead professional Tony Perry informed council that in his 29 years with Public Functions, “I have actually never ever seen our fleet in such alarming condition. “It will be an expensive condition to treat. Garbage trucks cost about$250,000 each, so the cost of virtually restocking the department’s whole vehicle supply would be prohibitive– politically in addition to fiscally– for a city that clearly does not have a great deal of extra money to toss around today. Biegler’s quote of the trash cost hike it would require to replace the outdated trucks surely made councilors silently quail– a 40 percent boost, from the curren … See all stories on this topic

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