Supporting Capital Renewal in the City of Coquitlam

Posted: January 14, 2019 | Category: Buying a Work Truck,Municipal Utility Service Trucks

Cities, municipalities, and regional districts across British Columbia are diversifying their crews’ fleets with custom medium-duty work trucks to complement their mix of full-size utility work vehicles, and off-road and utility installation equipment. The City of Coquitlam is no exception, and fleet superintendent Jeremy Scott is eager to get their newest custom utility truck into service for his crews this winter. “The new truck will replace an ex-welding deck truck we’ve been using to service our work sites, which will be a big improvement in how we can help our staff in the field,” said Jeremy. The truck will be used primarily by crews in the Capital Construction department, installing new water and sewer lines across Coquitlam.

“It was really easy to work with Mike and the Work Truck West team to come up with the equipment configuration on the truck to make it very versatile and helpful for our crews,” Jeremy explained. “We included a 100-gallon diesel tank in the load space and a fuel fill station in the front passenger cabinet so we can refuel excavators and our other off-road equipment wherever they may be working around the city.” Other features include a custom 11’ steel body with a 12V compressor and a ladder rack for oversized material transport.

“We appreciate dealing with Work Truck West because they simplify the process of designing and building new custom work truck packages,” said Jeremy. “Mike is very knowledgeable, he made suggestions based on what we wanted to be able to accomplish with this truck and we were off and running in no time. And if any questions came up during the build process, Mike was really good about calling to ask how we wanted to handle those issues instead of just proceeding on assumptions. The consultative approach makes us more confident that we’re getting the truck we expected at the end of the day.”