Columbus salt truck and snow plow drivers had their vehicles inspected at City Hall on Monday.
Two dump trucks fueled by natural gas have been added to city's snow removal fleet since last year. Department of Public Service director Mark Kelsey said the trucks would offer several advantages besides running cleaner.
"They do not have the maintenance problems, the down time that the old vehicles had. So all in all, it's going to a boom for the citizens because these vehicles will be on the road longer. And they won't be in the shop as much," Kelsey said.
Kelsey said the service department trained more drivers to operate a variety of vehicles for the upcoming season so more manpower would be available if needed.
The Columbus Snow Warriors are responsible for more than 6,300 lane miles of roadway, according to public service officials.
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