Does "truck touching" tickle your pickle? Here's the event for you.
It's assumed the trucks have given their permission, or this might be some sort of offense. A great opportunity though, for the budding "sanitation engineer" in your family. (though with automated trucks, those positions just got a lot harder to find.)
From the Q.C. Times:
The Moline Municipal Service Center, 3635 4th Ave., will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Tours of the facility and active equipment demonstrations will be conducted.The place is quite the nice facility and resembles a corporate headquarters. Check it out. If you live in Moline, you paid for it with the highest taxes in the Quad Cities.
Included in this year’s event is Touch a Truck Day. The city will have a variety of trucks on display, including a new automated garbage truck, fire truck, dump truck, jet and vac truck, street sweeper, police car, and TV van from Water Pollution Control Sewer Maintenance. Children will have the opportunity to sit in the trucks and learn about the controls. The Touch a Truck event is free, but pre-registration is requested. Register by calling (309) 736-5714 or online at www.moline.il.us. The open house is being held in honor of National Public Works week.
Built in 2001, the $8 million Municipal Service Center is a 93,000-square-foot facility designed to bring a higher level of staff communication and coordination of services for the benefit of Moline citizens. The facility houses several divisions of public works, including engineering, streets, sanitation, buildings and grounds, parks maintenance and fleet maintenance, as well as the parks and recreation office.