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.
Fleets & Technology News
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced technological innovations to improve the customer experience with the introduction of Express WriteUp and updates to Uptime Pro.
Western Star Trucks has announced the availability of new options.
At Wastecon 2017 this week, Lytx is introducing the company's new video services, which together with Lytx' DriveCam Safety Program, is designed to help eliminate blind spots for fleet operators, in commercial and government fleets. The company says its powerful new Lytx Video Services makes it possible for fleet and operations managers to virtually be in a vehicle or in the field when it matters most - and up to a week later - providing maximum visibility and actionable insights about their fleet and drivers to help improve safety and operations.
Freightliner Trucks has announced six new severe duty product options: the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission, LifeGuard RollTek seats, improved routing and clipping, LED headlights in the M2 106 and M2 112, Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring and the 122SD auto hauler package. In addition, all three vocational trucks featured in the Freightliner Trucks booth at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show are equipped with Detroit engines.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., and FleetMind Solutions were awarded a Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Safety Award in the Collection & Transfer Division for "Best Safety Innovation" for their Street Smart Vision 10 (SSV10) fleet management solution. The SWANA Safety Awards were presented to the winners during the ISWA World Congress & WASTECON 2017, held Sept. 25-27, 2017, in Baltimore. Winners are selected by SWANA's technical divisions and safety committee for their demonstrated commitment to improving workplace safety.
The technological capability behind the vehicles that collect and haul waste and recyclables is advancing very rapidly. One of the major themes at this year's Waste Expo, held May 8-11 in New Orleans, was the trend towards "smart" technology and improving use of data. The latest vehicle telematics technologies mean that efficiencies, maintenance and safety can all be maximized to a level never before seen for fleet owners and their operators. Beyond vehicle monitoring and management, we are now at the point where artificial intelligence technology means that the prospect of the driverless refuse/recyclable collection truck, on roads in Europe and North America, is a very likely reality.
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.
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.
Luber-finer has launched three new websites to better serve the heavy duty industry in Canada. Canadian drivers, technicians, fleet maintenance managers and parts distributors can now view the Luber-finer website in English at luberfiner.ca, in French at french.luberfiner.ca and in Punjabi at punjabi.luberfiner.ca.
At Waste Expo 2017 in May, Peterbilt displayed a Model 520 refuse truck demo with an advanced battery-electric drive system.
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.
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.
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.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems debuted the Brawler HPS Soft Ride, a new solid tire designed and developed specifically for the waste management and recycling industries, to the North American market at Waste EXPO in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 9-11, 2017.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., has announced the strengthening of its strategic alliance with natural gas industry leader Agility Fuel Solutions at WasteExpo 2017, taking place this week through May 11 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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.
Mack Trucks’ low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack® LR model, is now available in a 4x2 configuration, giving customers a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection. Mack made the announcement Tuesday May 9 at WasteExpo 2017.
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.