Details are given of the program which for the past seven years has recovered over 30 percent of the original cost after 7 years of usage. The success of the program is dependent on the selection of the equipment, its maintenance, time of retirement and finally, the sale of the equipment. The selection of vehicles is dependent on their resale value. The operation and maintenance is also geared to the final resale. Recorded mileage is kept low by trading units around. Repairs are effected wherever and whenever needed. Reconditioning for sale is another essential feature of the program. The importance is emphasized of the sale itself which is by public auction with competitive bidding by as many potential buyers as possible. Two well-advertised sales a year are conducted by trained sales personnel; all sales are final, and nothing is warranted or guaranteed.

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-22
  • Serial:
    • APWA Reporter
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: American Public Works Association
    • ISSN: 0092-4873

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM