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Mack Trucks boosting fleet safety with pre-wire options for Lytx DriveCam

Refuse and recycling trucks are some of the busiest big vehicles on the road, and spend most of their time navigating streets that are filled with other vehicles, as well as pedestrians and other potentially dangerous obstacles. To protect their drivers and trucks from potential harm, fleet managers are increasingly turning to camera systems that can provide views of both the drivers themselves and the roadway around them, offering multiple ways to improve safety.

Mountain Tarp rounds out full line with addition of new ESR2000 Electric Side-to-Side Lock and Roll Tarping System

Mountain Tarp, a Wastequip brand, has recently expanded its tarp line to include the ESR2000, an electric side-to-side lock and roll tarping system. Mountain Tarp is the leading manufacturer of flip tarp systems for dump bodies for paving and construction as well cable style systems, side roll and side flip systems for waste, landscaping, agriculture and scrap applications. 

Roll-Off Systems turns to Continental tires for both new and retread applications

Mike Corkran, fleet maintenance manager for Roll Off Systems, a waste transportation company in Statham, Georgia, needed a tough tire to withstand his company's demanding  application. Servicing urban trash routes with front-loaders, and construction sites and inert landfills with roll-offs, he couldn't compromise on tire and casing durability.

​Equipment strategies for increasing hauling revenue and profitability in waste and recycling

It should come as no great shock to hear that the waste management industry is thriving. According to the Environmental Resource and Education Foundation, the solid waste industry contributes nearly $100 billion, one million jobs, and just over one percent of U.S. GDP to the nation's economy. This economic growth fuels demand and results in increased waste generation. 

Galbreath launches SLCH-X Loaded Container Handler with hydraulically adjustable fork assembly

Galbreath recently launched the SLCH-X  series of loaded container handler with hydraulically adjustable fork assembly.  According to Galbreath, part of Wastequip, the new SLCH-93X and SLCH-113X models offer all the durability and performance Galbreath handlers are known for with added versatility and capability. 

Watch this: Eight-year-old recycling entrepreneur trades family pickup for a Mack LR refuse truck in latest RoadLife episode

Mack Trucks has released the fifth episode of its RoadLife series on roadlife.tv and Amazon Prime Video. "Ryan's Route" stars 8-year-old Ryan Hickman, a recycling entrepreneur and owner of Orange County, California-based Ryan's Recycling, as he trades in the family pickup for a more appropriate work truck: a Mack LR refuse model.

Talbert Manufacturing offers versatile 60-ton spread-axle trailer

Talbert Manufacturing's 60/65SA trailer has been designed to accommodate both tri-axle and tandem-axle jeeps. It features 2+2, 3+1 and 4 axle close coupled configurations. This innovative Talbert design gives customers in a range of industries, including construction, oil and gas, and recycling and waste, flexibility to carry a variety of load options.

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Making the case for retreads in waste and recycling

Refuse and recycling collection fleets are challenged every day by some of the most severe hauling environments. From residential locations to inner city streets to landfills, waste fleets must tackle challenging routes to get the job done. These harsh operating conditions can cause tires to wear more quickly which leads to frequent need for replacement; this has significant cost implications for fleets. 

NEW WAY and Recology partner on project to put first electric-powered waste collection trucks on the road in Seattle

New Way Trucks and Recology have announced a continued partnership that is working on a project that will bring  the first two electric refuse collection trucks to Seattle, Washington. The BYD Motors 8R Class-8 battery-electric trucks, fitted with New Way Viper Rear Loader bodies, are scheduled for delivery to Recology in early 2019. The two trucks will be used for residential solid waste pick up and will be the first electric refuse trucks in the Pacific Northwest region, according to New Way. 

Autocar Trucks first to introduce new Cummins X12 engine to refuse market

Autocar Trucks will be the first truck manufacturer to offer the new CumminsX12 engine to customers serving the refuse industry. The X12 12-liter diesel engine has remarkably reduced weight, enabling waste and recyclables haulers to handle more material and simultaneously lower their operating costs. Autocar will begin accepting orders in June for X12-powered ACX trucks to be produced in October of this year, immediately after Cummins begins full U.S. production of the X12. Autocar will offer the X12 across all Class 8 severe-duty vocational applications.

Fairbanks displays latest scales and weighing innovations for waste and recycling industry at Waste Expo 2018

Fairbanks Scales, Inc. showcased a range of state-of-the-art industrial scales at Waste Expo 2018, April 24-26, 2018. The company's latest innovations in weighing equipment, include the Talon HVX heavy-duty truck scale, equipped with the innovative Intalogix Lightning/Power Surge Protection system, the HVX Cut-a-way Field Pour, along with the Fairbanks Access Solutions (FBAS) Entry Station and the 1605RF remote model.

Volvo Trucks presents second electric truck model in three weeks

Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo Trucks' first all-electric truck, the Volvo FL Electric, the company is expanding its product range with yet another electric truck. The Volvo FE Electric is designed for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations with gross weights of up to 27 tonnes. Sales will commence in Europe in 2019.

​Bridgestone showcases latest waste industry tires at WasteExpo 2018

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. showed two new all-position radial tires at WasteExpo 2018 in Las Vegas, held April 24-26. The new Bridgestone M870 and Firestone FS860 tires are designed exclusively for the waste industry and will enter the market later this year. With these two products, Bridgestone says it has expanded its portfolio for the waste segment to provide innovative products at multiple price points. 

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On a Roll in Waterloo

Located in southwestern Ontario, the Region of Waterloo encompasses three cities and around 530,000 residents. Set in the middle of the triangle formed by Lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario, it's a greenbelt community that features a mixture of farms, educational facilities and technological innovation.

Cashing in on cameras for safety

Haulers in urban environments know very well the challenges of working in close quarters. Our communities seem to be getting more congested all the time, and maneuvering a collection truck through busy streets is never an easy task.

Mack to test fully electric collection vehicle in New York, in 2019

At Waste Expo in Las Vegas, today, Mack hosted a press conference with several announcements, including the availability of pre-wired Lytx video telematics, new features for LR model collection trucks, as well as an announcement about the advancement of electromobility for collection fleets, through a pilot project planned for New York City, in 2019.

Freightliner unveils EconicSD low-entry COE waste collection truck at WasteExpo

Freightliner Trucks has introduced the new EconicSD waste collection truck at WasteExpo this week. The Freightliner EconicSD is a modern, low-entry cab-over-engine (COE) waste collection truck for the North American market that provides superior safety, uptime and productivity. Freightliner Trucks is featuring the Freightliner EconicSD in booth #2617 at WasteExpo. The truck will be available for order as of summer, 2018.

​Momentum Fuel Technologies introduces GREENLYNC 2.0 - enhanced integrated electronics communication system

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. 

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Galbreath launches versatile TH-14 Trail Hoist

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.

Collaboration adds capacity for autocar customers

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.

​SWANA Responds to BLS 2016 Industry Fatality Data

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).

​Daimler Trucks North America Announces Changes in Senior Management

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.

A collective consult

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.

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