It's time that someone shows some responsiabilty to the tax payers, paying more doesn't always mean a better truck, it sometimes means that your providing a better living for someone, last i checked all the MFG buy from the same suppliers. how can a municapality justify paying more for less? the name only takes you so far. i suggest following this story with the post cresent news paper out of appilton WI. Pierce may find themselves being cought charging department more for less. kind of damages their crediabilty. i look forward in hearing your opinons. for you that are questioning severcabilty, does Pierce service your truck by a Pierce Employee or do you use an outside source? in the article never once did i hear Pierce say we will meet Elites Quality and price, whats up with that. I think Pierce builds a good truck but hoe they justiy the price for the emblem amazes me.