Mack features woman-owned Trash Gurl in latest RoadLife 2.0 episode
Trash Gurl, a woman-owned recycling and waste disposal company, is featured in the ninth episode of Mack's RoadLife 2.0 series. Trash Gurl currently operates an all-Mack Class 8 fleet, including the Mack Granite roll-off and Mack LR front-end loader trucks.
Founded in 2009 by Melissa and Jeff Polutta, Trash Gurl provides commercial, industrial, residential and special waste management services to Charleston, South Carolina's metropolitan area.
Trash Gurl's signature purple dumpsters and purple bodies on their Mack LR front-end loaders are complemented by the company name in bright-coloured text.
"The purple and the colours, we wanted to be bold and make a big statement," said Melissa Polutta, Trash Gurl operations manager. "While you're sitting in traffic you can look at our can and have a good laugh, but then when you need a dumpster, you're going to think of us first."
The Poluttas began their business with one truck and 10 cans. They now operate 40 trucks and continue to call on Mack as they look to further expand.
"It took me about four years to purchase a brand-new truck, and when I did, it was a Mack, and I would never consider anything else," said Jeff Polutta, Trash Gurl general manager.
"We realize that Mack is a workhorse. It's really good for the industry that we're in," said Melissa. "The guys love them. The new ones are phenomenal. They're nicer than my car on the inside."
Trash Gurl partners with Mack dealer Hughes Motors in North Charleston, South Carolina for their new truck, parts and service needs.
"Between my salesman, the service support and the truck, that's what has allowed us to grow as fast as we have," said Jeff.