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Posted on: April 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Last Week to Help Name Our New Paint Striping Truck

Large white paint striping truck

Whatcom County Public Works is collecting name suggestions for the County's new paint striping truck. This is the last week to share your idea and vote for a favorite. The deadline to submit names is Sunday, April 16, 2023.

To aid your creativity, our employees have offered several potential names to choose from. Select one, or suggest your own! Think of fun wordplays related to the work of this slow-moving vehicle--painting, paint & paint brushes, road lane lines, etc. 

Click here to submit your 'punny' and fun name ideas for Whatcom County's new paint striper.

Our Maintenance & Operations crew will select the winning name from the top submissions. That name will be featured on the new paint striping truck and used in our future outreach efforts.

Whatcom County Public Works was inspired by the numerous snow plow naming contests nationwide, including in the City of Ferndale. While these campaigns are lighthearted and fun, they have a serious purpose behind them: delivering important messaging about roadway safety in a way that helps get everyone's attention. 

Every year our crews re-stripe over 1,300 lane miles of county roadway. This fresh coat of reflective paint helps drivers see travel lanes clearly during dark or rainy conditions. During road striping season, we send out messages about where and when lane striping will occur and safe driving tips around equipment. And soon, those messages will include a fun new name for our new truck! 

Be sure to follow Whatcom County Public Works on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information. 

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