A re­li­able re­la­tion­ship

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THE Cen­tral West­ern NSW Bland Shire Coun­cil has con­tin­ued its long­stand­ing re­la­tion­ship with UD by adding a GW470 to its fleet for work on ma­jor projects and in­fra­struc­ture re­pair. The coun­cil has bought 15 UD trucks in the past 25 years. Six of its nine trucks are UDs. Coun­cil pol­icy is to keep trucks for about 10 years, but this of­ten ex­tends to 12. Bland Shire su­per­vi­sor Paul Glen­non says: ‘‘You have to work within bud­gets, and in re­al­ity they have been kept run­ning a lit­tle longer than I’d like. I am try­ing to get it down to around eight years for bet­ter re­sale value and lower main­te­nance costs. But we have never had a prob­lem with the UDs.’’

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