Fleets & Technology News
The PT300DW Filling Scale provides a portable, cost-effective way to measure the total weight of any semi-trailer, or other types of trailers, while filling. The scale system gives the user the ability to maximize load weight and assist in tracking inventories of various items.
Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced GreenLync 2.0, an enhanced electronics communication system for its line of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks. Momentum utilizes the most advanced proprietary technologies to provide valuable real-time information to drivers, fleet managers and technicians to effectively manage, diagnose and service CNG vehicles. GreenLync 2.0 technology provides drivers with information they've never had before, focusing on driver confidence and providing a more diesel-like experience. Through collaboration with Cummins, the system is designed to reduce false occurrences of engine fault codes, and further, GreenLync 2.0 technology can integrate with telematics platforms to enable fleet managers to understand their vehicle performance and optimize fuel management.
A new study on industrial accident prevention has shown that broadband sound reversing alarms for commerical vehicles, are nearly twice as effective than their tonal equivalents; making broadband sound the most effective audible reversing safety solution for a variety of industries.
Galbreath, a leading manufacturer of hoists, container handlers and trailers, recently launched its TH-14 trail hoist. Built to last and stand up to the toughest jobs, the TH-14 offers the perfect solution for small independent waste haulers, roofers, contractors, landscapers and municipalities looking for a versatile piece of equipment that can be used to perform a wide range of hauling applications.
Refuse and recyclables haulers have specific equipment needs that many other truck owners may not face, especially when it comes to severe service equipment. Heavier loads need special consideration, and a new partnership between two long-standing manufacturers gives that consideration to an important aspect of the truck - the front axle.
An Amtrak training carrying U.S. Members of Congress crashed into a garbage truck on the morning of Wednesday January 31, 2018, in Virginia. One fatality of a solid waste collection worker has been confirmed.
Silver Spring, MD - Solid waste collection workers continued to have the 5th deadliest job in the U.S. in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 2016 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released today shows that the rate of fatalities among waste collection workers decreased by more than ten percent last year, but has not changed the industry's ranking among the deadliest occupations (see charts).
PHOENIX, AZ - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that Jon Vander Ark, 42, has been named chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. As COO, Vander Ark will be responsible for operationalizing the Company's strategy and executing its business plan across its field operations.
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that David Carson, currently president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA. Carson succeeds Kelley Platt who has been promoted within the Daimler AG global organization to president and chief executive officer of Daimler's truck joint venture Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (BFDA) in China.
Development of a successful corporate climate for recycling can take time and energy, especially for large entities such as hotels and shopping centres. The need to shape a process for sustainable operations, from the office through maintenance to the process of emptying the bins, can be daunting. However, the potential for cost savings alongside successful environmental stewardship is often a big draw for management.
Pegnitz, Germany - Recently, BEKAWORLD held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new plant in Wannberg, Germany.
(Washington, DC)- Registration is open for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' (ISRI) Annual Convention and Exposition. ISRI2018, the world's largest annual gathering of scrap recycling professionals, will be held April 14-19, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. ISRI2018 is set to provide scrap recyclers from around the world with the educational and networking opportunities, product showcases, and industry news needed to maximize their time, dollars, and return on investment.
Cardiff, UK -- Complementing the already established PC2H and PC3H, Flintec has announced the launch of three new dynamic load cells, designed for use in vehicle and machine mounted lifting hoists in a range of applications, including waste management and agriculture. According to Flintec, the PC5H, PC6H and PC7H have been created to help installers fit load cells to new or existing applications where space is a limiting factor.
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO - Mack Trucks announced today that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lytx, a leading provider of video services that help enhance the safety, efficiency, productivity and profitability of fleets.
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO - Mack® LR and TerraPro® models are now available with the Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engine, enabling customers to meet near zero NOx emissions levels while providing excellent performance and efficiency. This was one of several announcements Mack made at the 2017 Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Whether for a private operator or local municipality, waste and recycling hauling operations invariably cover a lot of ground. Growing populations, greater numbers of businesses requiring contract haulers, and increased participation in recycling programs are all driving the need for more, and improved, hauling operations.
Waste & Recycling Expo Canada, co-located with Municipal Equipment Expo Canada, is the country's only trade event serving the waste, recycling and public works markets. This year's event takes place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 25 to 26.