"The last thing i want on their mind is concern for the truck. If my trucks are safe and my trucks are 100%, then my crews that use them are going to be safe and be able to do the best they can."

As trucks continue to evolve, the specification, purchasing, and maintenance processes do as well. It is important for agencies of any size to fully understand the items written in a spec and be able to articulate why they have chosen the things they have.