Dane County reveals new Beltline service CNG truck

March 8, 2019. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office (Wisconsin) revealed its new Beltline service truck Thursday. The new vehicle is a Ford F350 Super Duty truck that will use a compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system, and its purchase was made possible through a Dane County sustainable energy grant.

   “The Beltline service truck is a vital tool for keeping our heavily used Beltline highway moving as smoothly as possible. Traffic safety has always been a priority for the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, and the Beltline service truck plays a big role in maintaining safety on the Beltline. This program could not continue without the generous donations from our partners in the private sector,” Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney said in a release.

   The truck services State Highway 12/18 between Interstate-90 and Old Sauk Road, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

   The truck was funded by many donors, including Kayser Ford Lincoln, Schmidt’s Auto Inc., American Family Insurance, Applewood Self Storage, MadWraps, Barnes Green Energy, General Communications Inc., Line-X of Madison and Wisconsin FST.

   Officials say in 2018, the current truck logged 54,195 miles and responded to 5,430 calls for service.