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Highway Dept. buys two trucks
From left, Road Superintendent Levie Glenn shows one of the two new 2021 Peterbilt tandem trucks to County Commissioners Randy England, Gary Prater and Blaine Wilcher after Tuesday’s county Highway and Bridge Committee meeting. - photo by Jennifer Woods

The newest employees at the Highway Department are a pair of 2021 Peterbilt tandem trucks. 

They have an 8LL transmission, 485-horsepower Cummins engine, and 15-foot dump bed. They will be used to haul or dump whatever material is needed for day-to-day operations at the Highway Department.

Each truck cost $154,866. According to Road Superintendent Levie Glenn, “By planning ahead and maintaining a balanced budget, the Highway Department was able to purchase the two trucks off a contract which was cost-efficient.”

No new tandem trucks have been purchased since 2004. 

“These trucks will help improve day-to-day operations. They will also help maintain safety for our employees and traveling public due to increased traffic volume on approximately 700 miles of county roads,” said Glenn. “Being an elected Road Superintendent for Warren County and making all decisions on a day-to-day basis and operating under the Uniform Road Law, I try to make the best decisions for the Highway Department and citizens of Warren County.”