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New trucks headed to Madisonville Sanitation Department

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MADISONVILLE, KY (WFIE) -

Madisonville sanitation workers will be driving new trucks and saving the city money. 

Three new top-of-the-line trucks will be joining the Madisonville Sanitation Department's six-truck fleet. The new vehicles will save the city over $150,000 in labor every year. As well as, saving $100,000 in maintenance because the trucks are on a leasing program.

The department serves over 8,100 homes, and officials say the trucks will drastically cut down time.

Drivers that get stuck behind them on their way to work will be happy to know that what used to take a few minutes, now takes just a few seconds.

"It's just so much more efficient, quicker, state of the art. We didn't cut corners. If we're going to do it, let's do it right," director Robert Janes said. 

Probably the most important thing is the new trucks save workers from darting into lanes of traffic and putting themselves in harms way. 

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