Waste Pro’s crew of mechanics in Lake City, Florida, has made a 15-year-old garbage truck like new again.
The 2006 Mack 688S with a McNeilus body first hit the road on October 1 of that year. It was the very first front-load truck Waste Pro bought and used in Columbia County. Over the last 15 years, the truck racked up more than 500,000 miles on Waste Pro routes.
Led by Northeast Florida Regional Fleet Maintenance Manager Todd Juniper, Waste Pro’s crew spent six months and $51,000 to make repairs, install new parts, give a fresh coat of paint, and more to give the truck another life.
As part of Waste Pro’s commitment to being green, there is a strong focus within the company to make trucks like new again, which allows Waste Pro to reduce its environmental footprint and work toward more environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions. Across Waste Pro’s 11-state footprint, teams of mechanics revitalize approximately 50 trucks per year.
In addition to giving trucks a new chance on the road, Waste Pro is also home to the only garbage truck museum in the United States. Located in Sanford, Florida, the Waste Pro Garbage Truck Museum is home to dozens of vintage and antique trucks – dating as far back as 1928 – that have been rebuilt by the company’s own crews.