West Valley City • The state's second-largest city is saving big bucks by refurbishing its large vehicles rather than replacing them.
Under a plan suggested by West Valley City Fleet Manager Eric Madsen, the municipality is expected to save more than half a million dollars in the next few years by overhauling six vehicles. The work will prolong the trucks' lifespan by six to eight years.
The first two vehicles to be refurbished a pair of 10-year-old dump trucks were equipped with new plows, beds and hydraulics. City employees did most of the work, with local vendors installing the beds and plows.