The Ministry of Public Works said they have taken possession of eight new garbage collection vehicles via HFI Truck Centre out of New Jersey at a basic cost of $125,160 per vehicle, totaling $1,001,280.
“This represents a 35% reduction in the cost per vehicle over the previous shipment,” the Ministry said.
Solid Waste Manager Allan Hunt said: “An advantage in ordering out of New Jersey is that the Ministry should now be able to secure spare parts for these vehicles through HFI Truck Centre rather than the Japanese manufacturer – which should further reduce the time these vehicles may be off the road for repairs.”
He added: “With this new shipment of vehicles, this brings the fleet to 19 vehicles. However, as a number of these trucks are beyond 12 years old, the Ministry will have to decommission several trucks as it is simply no longer economically viable to keep them in the fleet.”
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