December 2013 Table of Contents

2013 Hot Products: Worth another look 2013 Hot Products: Worth another look

As we close the books on one year and turn the page to the next, we thought it was worth taking one last look at what Public Works readers decided were the most interesting products of 2013. Read more

Improving drivers' vision Improving drivers' vision

Industry has developed devices to either improve vision or to alert drivers to objects in blind spots. Read more

Half-ton truck with CNG option Half-ton truck with CNG option

The Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew is outfitted with high-functioning engine options. Read more

Heavy-duty axle configuration Heavy-duty axle configuration

A 57,000-lb tridem rear axle and 23,000-lb front axle enhance traction in demanding off-road conditions. Read more

Dual-fuel pickup truck Dual-fuel pickup truck

The Ram 2500 travels 225 miles on CNG alone or 745 miles when equipped with a 35-gal. reserve tank. Read more

Shorter cab increases maneuverability Shorter cab increases maneuverability

The T880's hood is made of Metton, a lightweight composite material with excellent impact resistance. Read more

Warrantied propane fuel system Warrantied propane fuel system

The F-650's ROUSH CleanTech chassis cab fuel system is covered under Ford's warranty. Read more

Low-emissions medium-duty truck Low-emissions medium-duty truck

Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engine makes the International DuraStar the company's first medium-duty truck with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) diesel emissions aftertreatment. Read more

Cargo van with mobile workstation Cargo van with mobile workstation

A wide floor area with squared-off wheelwell housings maximizes cargo space in the NV 3500. Read more

Low-speed electric truck Low-speed electric truck

This quiet low-speed vehicle (LSV) costs 90% less to operate than conventional models. Read more

All-purpose vocational vehicle All-purpose vocational vehicle

The Model 567 can be specified for increased payloads and optimized weight distribution. Read more

Public Works department shows the value in mission statements Project of the Month Public Works department shows the value in mission statements

The city of Chesapeake, Va., public works department formulated department values printed on cards to instill a sense of pride and ownership among its employees. Read more

Paving contractor puts veterans to work Paving contractor puts veterans to work

Valley Paving in Minnesota has painted four of its trucks with the logo of a branch of the U.S. military. Owner Rich Carron is a Vietnam veteran. Read more

8 steps to an accurate cost-of-service analysis 8 steps to an accurate cost-of-service analysis

Use this methodology to explain your agency’s true costs and revenue needs to elected officials. Read more

Lighter, stronger pickup trucks Lighter, stronger pickup trucks

First pickup trucks since 2011 to achieve 5-star overall vehicle safety ratings by the NHTSA. Read more

Multipurpose extreme-terrain vehicle Multipurpose extreme-terrain vehicle

XTD carries and powers drills, pumps, jackhammers, augers, and log grabs. Read more

Versatile refuse collection vehicle Versatile refuse collection vehicle

Half/Pack Freedom navigates tight material recovery facilities and dump sites. Read more

Mid-range articulating cranes Mid-range articulating cranes

Articulating cranes have 8,380 lbs. of lift capacity. Read more

Two-way dump body Two-way dump body

Dump body features quick-drop tailgate and integrated tarp brackets. Read more

Tell us what you like Tell us what you like

What should we be doing differently or better to make the magazine experience better for you? Read more

Track-drive power buggy Track-drive power buggy

AT-16 provides smooth transport on grades, inclines, and soft soils. Read more

Aluminum classic service van Aluminum classic service van

The new CSV is at least 50% lighter than comparable steel truck bodies. Read more

Public works department masters the art of multitasking Department of the Month Public works department masters the art of multitasking

The Nether Providence Township Public Works Department saves money by doing most work in-house and coming up with creative ways to get the job done. Read more

Stats Alternative fuel vehicles in the U.S.

Statistics about alternative fuel vehicle use in the U.S. Read more

Training & Education Alternative fuels management certification

Here is an online course designed to provide an executive-level overview for senior managers and develop core competencies for middle managers. Read more

Electric truck lift Electric truck lift

Reliable alternative to lift trucks with internal combustion engines. Read more

Electric vehicle charging station Electric vehicle charging station

Power station converts 120V circuit into a 240V circuit. Read more

550-gallon water trailer 550-gallon water trailer

Water trailer controls dust and washes down equipment on jobsites. Read more

Sweeper types in descending order of popularity Sweeper types in descending order of popularity

Specify the technology that meets your debris removal, maneuverability, and off-loading needs. Read more

Engineering Day at World of Concrete 2015 Training & Industry Engineering Day at World of Concrete 2015

World of Concrete preview of an educational track specifically for the unique informational needs of civil and structural engineers. Read more

Natural gas vocational truck Natural gas vocational truck

Heavy-duty utility, construction, and refuse applications are no sweat for the 114SD CNG. Read more

Not-so-complete streets Not-so-complete streets

In the struggle to accommodate vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and public transit, cities end up with too much or too little parking. Here's how to avoid that. Read more

Trendsetter: Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter Trendsetter: Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter

Rapper Jay-Z was honored at the United Nations' Global Leadership Awards Gala for bringing clean water to those in need. Read more

Trendsetter: Susan Seacrest Trendsetter: Susan Seacrest

In 2007, Susan Seacrest invested $500,000 in the Groundwater Foundation, which today has 5,000 members worldwide. Read more

Trendsetter: Leonard Phillips Trendsetter: Leonard Phillips

Leonard Phillips' Online Seminars for Municipal Arborists website is almost eight years old and is still free. Read more

Trendsetter: Boston's Big Dig Trendsetter: Boston's Big Dig

The Big Dig is finally complete and the city has kicked off its latest effort to create a "better city." Read more

Trendsetter: Chris Finberg Trendsetter: Chris Finberg

Chris Finberg developed a process of treating asphalt with a hydrophobic sand mixture to avert water intrusion. Read more

Trendsetter: Linda Jones

During Linda Jones' six years at Smith College, the engineering program earned accreditation and is among the best in the nation. Read more

Trendsetter: E-Waste Working Group Trendsetter: E-Waste Working Group

The Congressional E-Waste Working Group educates consumers about e-waste's negative effects. Read more

Trendsetter: City of Daphne, Ala. Trendsetter: City of Daphne, Ala.

The city has worked with Earth Clean Technologies to pilot a biodiesel plant that uses used cooking oil as feedstock to produce highly efficient fuel. Read more

Trendsetter: Bill Vanden Brook Trendsetter: Bill Vanden Brook

Bill Vanden Brook has guided Wisconsin's capitol city toward adopting more green practices. Read more

Trendsetter: MaryAnn Marrocolo Tierney Trendsetter: MaryAnn Marrocolo Tierney

MaryAnn Marracolo Tierney is administrator of FEMA's Region 3 office in Philadelphia. Read more

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