County adds 3 trucks to fleet


During a recent Kemper County Board of Supervisors meeting, County Road Manager Glenn Williams’s request was approved to purchase a new fleet of pick-up trucks at nearly $39,000 each at state contract price.

The three Dodge Ram 1500 quadcab, half-ton trucks will be distributed to two county assistant road managers and a project manager.

Williams said the trucks the managers currently use will be moved to another department, but he is unsure of who they will go to.

Three older model vehicles will be retired including two trucks 1998 model trucks and one 2001 model.

“They need a dependable truck for day-to-day operations,” said Williams, “and they might have to run to Jackson or Meridian.”

When asked how it was decided who would receive the new equipment, they needed some newer
trucks, and that’s just the way I do it.”

Other county equipment includes motor graders, bulldozers, track hoes, backhoes, tractors, bush hogs, dump trucks, and more.

Williams said he suspects 60 percent of the county’s equipment is currently in good shape, but he predicts worn motor graders will be the next equipment in need of replacement.

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