WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — Sterling Truck Corporation has been awarded a new contract from the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Province first purchased 19 Sterling LT9511 snowplows with Mercedes-Benz MBE4000 engines in 2002 and has recently purchased another 16 vehicles.
“We’ve set records for snow fall during the past couple of years and needed powerful trucks to help keep roads clear,” said Neil Campbell, professional engineer and director of maintenance for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Responsible for plowing 18,000 lane kilometers (11,185 lane miles) of highway every winter, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador required durable, reliable and low maintenance vehicles to carry out the demanding task. With a heavy-duty frame for plowing, a 20,000-pound front axle rating, a 40,000-pound rear axle rating and a 370-horsepower Mercedes-Benz MBE4000 engine, Sterling provided exactly what was needed.
Sterling’s product line is designed to be flexible enough to offer a number of different options and deliver dependable vehicles to match the government’s unique requirements. In addition, the ability to provide one product for use in multiple applications saves time and money. During the winter, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador equip the trucks with front one-way and wing plows, side dumps and salt spreaders for plowing snow. During the summer, the vehicles are used as dump trucks for road maintenance.
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