Just because the calendar pages turn, that doesn’t mean it’s the last you’ll see of winter’s snow salter trucks. But that’s not because it’s a long winter - that’s because new models of trucks actually double as street sweepers, and can be converted between dump to salt truck and back again, depending on need. That means our Public Works crews are able to quickly convert between spring clean to snow storm mode, as New England weather can dictate.
Boston’s Public Works fleet now includes 21 2012-14 model year Freightliner all-season dump trucks, which increases efficiency and turnaround time. The “Hi-Way” brand all-season trucks can convert between plowing and spreading salt to hauling loads of debris within minutes, instead of having to mount an auxiliary salt spreader, which takes longer.
We have it on good authority that spring is just around the corner. Really. Regular spring sweeping start April 1, in addition to posted schedules - check here for your street’s schedule.