Truck-a-Palooza

Truck-a-Palooza is going virtual this fall! From October 19 through November 20, we will be helping you learn about city trucks that serve Lexington and the people behind the wheel.

This year’s Truck-a-Palooza will consist of five weeks of virtual truck-filled fun, with arts and crafts, a costume contest, and live interviews with city truck drivers and trucks in action.

Schedule of events

Each week, we will feature a new group of trucks.

October 19 – 25
Virtually explore waste collection trucks: the side loader, the rear loader, the front loader and the split body. Learn truck facts, take a 360 virtual tour around the trucks, virtually sit behind the wheel and learn about the drivers of each truck.

Explore the trucks

Best viewed from a desktop, laptop or Chromebook.

Thanks A Ton Coloring Sheet

Muchas Gracias Hoja Para Colorear

Facebook Live demo of the side loader, October 21 at 3 p.m.

October 26  November 1
This week is all about heavy lifting. We're focusing on the knuckleboom, bucket truck and loader. These are the trucks you want if you need to move things around, whether it’s tree limbs, salt, bulky items – or people! Learn truck facts, take a 360 virtual tour around the trucks, virtually sit behind the wheel and learn about the drivers of each truck.

Explore the trucks

Best viewed from a desktop, laptop or Chromebook.

Facebook Live demo of the bucket truck, October 28 at 3 p.m.

November 2  8
Week 3 is focused on road repair and maintenance. Take a closer look at the trucks that keep Lexington’s streets and roads in good condition: a street sweeper, street striper, a snow plow and a leaf vacuum. Tour the inside of these trucks and learn all about the people who drive them in rain, shine or snow to keep Lexington moving.

Explore the trucks

Best viewed from a desktop, laptop or Chromebook.

Facebook Live demo of a street sweeper, November 4 at 3 p.m.

November 9  15
This week, we’re going to take a look at some classic construction machinery: a grader, loader, backhoe and excavator. This equipment is used by the Division of Streets and Roads for construction work all over the city. 

Explore the trucks

 

November 16  20
Did you know that in a city, there are always things happening underneath your feet and above your head? These are the trucks that go beneath the ground or up telephone poles to install or repair our plumbing system, traffic signals and more: the jet/vacuum truck, the camera truck and the fiber optic splicing trailer 

Explore the trucks

Best viewed from a desktop, laptop or Chromebook.

Scavenger hunt

Complete a section of the Truck-a-Palooza scavenger hunt each week, and submit a completed version for a reward of miniature city trucks and more. 

Download the scavenger hunt

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When Truck-aPalooza is over, send us a copy of your answers along with your mailing address to receive a cool, truck-themed prize!

Take a picture of your completed scavenger hunt and email it to LiveGreen@lexingtonky.gov or mail a copy to EQPW c/o Alice Hilton, 200 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507. Either way, don’t forget your mailing address.

Scavenger hunt forms are due by November 30.

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