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MassDOT Truck Refurbished April 2011 MassDOT Highway Division's Henry Brogna from Boston-area District 6 maintenance offers a story about making efficient use of the resources available and what he calls "the excellent work ethic" of a MassDOT maintenance crew in Westwood.

In addition to their regular maintenance duties, the 11-person crew has worked to repair and reuse existing vehicles.  The rack body truck at left was refurbished with a replacement body added.  The set up truck, below left, has been rebuilt from the frame up, with new wiring, metal fabrication, and paint.
MassDOT Truck Refurbished 2 April 2011
Brogna says the crew has more repair work ahead.  Three 1995 L-8000 dump trucks were received last year, with the truck bodies beyond repair.  The crew is now in the process of mounting a spreader to a frame of one truck and mounting on the other trucks what Brogna says were "two very good used dump bodies at a very reasonable price."

All the work is done in-house while continuing regular maintenance work in the area. Congratulations to these MassDOT employees doing great work while saving the Commonwealth significant replacement costs.

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