|Monday, July 02, 2012|
|Cost-cutting claims 'The Big Ugly'|
By Tony Gonzalez|
The truck they called "The Big Ugly" because of its rust, dents and
sun-bleached city logo put in 25 good years for the La Vergne Public
But there came a time this year when city employees had to ask: Was the sewage-scented Chevy D30 worth fixing one more time?
Public Works Director Greg Skinner found the answer in a records system
created this year to identify the city's clunker fleet of vehicles. His
emotions aside - mixed as they were about The Big Ugly - data told
Skinner to ask for an upgrade to something cheaper to maintain and less
embarrassing for the employees who drove it to residents' homes and
parked it in their driveways.
The full version of this story is available in the Tennessean.com archives.
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