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Pioneer Offers Longest, Most Comprehensive Tarping System Warranty

Pioneer the automated tarping systems supplier for the waste, recycling and construction industries, has extended the warranty on new models of its flagship Rack ‘n Pinion tarping system to five years, a new industry standard.  The non-prorated warranty covers the entire system,except the tarp, making it the most comprehensive warranty of any tarping system on the market today.

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​Waste industry expert joins New Way's McLaughlin team

SCRANTON, IOWA - They say "If you don't measure it, you can't manage it." These are words that solid waste and recycling collections expert Don Ross has come to live by. With over 30 years of industry experience, Ross has dedicated his work to advancing the science of waste collection to increase efficiencies and improve safety. In a move that has caught the industry's attention, Don Ross recently joined the New Way team.

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Volvo pioneers autonomous, self-driving collection truck in urban environment

In the latest research and development in self-driving vehicles, Volvo Group, together with Swedish waste and recycling specialists Renova, is testing a pioneering autonomous refuse truck that has the potential to be used across the urban environment. The project explores how automation can contribute to enhanced traffic safety, improved working conditions and lower environmental impact.

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​Air-Weigh introduces its first on-board scale with accessible Cloud based data storage

Announced to the industry at Waste Expo, May 9-11 in New Orleans, Air-Weigh is taking their proven on-board bin scale to the cloud with their updated BinMaxx XL. Scheduled for release in August of this year, BinMaxx XL powered by the cloud is a cost-effective, hassle-free solution for the refuse industry to better manage productivity and profitability. This front-end loader arm scale is the next generation BinMaxx XL that now uses cloud based storage for all recorded lift data. The scale captures every lift, and downloads data automatically to an office PC through Bluetooth. Upgrading to cloud based data storage now allows automated collection of data that can be easily accessed from anywhere at any time. 

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Momentum Fuel Technologies and Geotab deliver live CNG vehicle data and fuel usage reports

Geotab has announced support for compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel level and temperature on all Momentum Fuel Technologies’ CNG fueling tanks and systems. A breakthrough for the industry, fleets with CNG vehicles can now have the powerful visibility into their fuel usage and driver behavior that is already offered to other vehicles using Geotab’s fleet management solution.

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Momentum Fuel Technologies introduces new CNG systems at Waste Expo

Momentum Fuel Technologies made several major announcements this week at Waste Expo 2017. The company has added a 115 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) tailgate system to its lineup of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks, with the largest fuel capacity available on the market, as well as a new Fuel Management Module (FMM) Drop-In Replacement, and the availability of live CNG vehicle data and fuel usage reports through a partnership with Geotab.  

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Peterbilt introduces new cab configurations for refuse hauling

Peterbilt has introduced three new cab configurations for the rugged Model 520. The innovative vocational model is now available in Left-Hand Drive, Right-Hand Drive and Right-Hand Stand-Up Drive in addition to the existing Dual Seated Drive configuration, the company announced. Peterbilt introduced the Model 520 in the Dual Seated Drive configuration in 2016 providing drivers the ability to operate the vehicle from either the left or right position to optimize ergonomics, efficiency and safety.

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Mack Over The Air to be available on refuse and recycle vehicles

Mack Trucks has announced that Mack Over The Air (OTA) will be available on refuse and recycling vehicles including the Mack 2018 Granite, TerraPro and LR models equipped with Mack 2017 GHG engines. Mack OTA allows customers to update software without disrupting their schedules, improving efficiency and increasing uptime. Mack made the announcement Tuesday May 9 at WasteExpo 2017 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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McNeilus shows commitment to industry, showcases performance upgrades at Waste Expo 2017

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. is bringing its best in refuse vehicle innovations, along with expanded aftermarket options and technology, to WasteExpo 2017. The company is also highlighting its longtime support of valuable industry organizations with donations to the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) charity auction, taking place throughout the convention. 

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​Cummins Westport "Moves to Zero" with New Natural Gas Engines

Cummins Westport Inc. ("CWI") has announced May 1, at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California, its model year 2018 dedicated natural gas engines for regional haul truck / tractor, vocational and transit, school bus, and refuse applications. The new lineup comes with a change in names, following Cummins tradition of using B, L, and X series letters, followed by engine displacement. The letter "N" denotes engines that are fueled by natural gas. 

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Recycling industry returns to New Orleans for scrap sector’s largest gathering

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industr, will hold ISRI2017, the association’s annual convention and exposition April 22-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This annual event brings together thousands of scrap recycling professionals, industry experts, manufacturers, and consumers from all 50 states and more than 40 countries. There they will discuss the latest in the global scrap recycling business and evaluate the state-of-the-art equipment, products, and services used by the industry.

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Mobile App launched, scrap database unveiled and specs updated

April 20, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced the release of an updated version of ISRI Mobile with enhanced communication features. Users of the iPhone and Android apps will now have the ability to receive customized notifications and more detailed alerts pertaining to the recycling industry.

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