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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.

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

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.

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Volvo Trucks presents second electric truck model in three weeks

all-electric Volvo FE model

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.

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​Bridgestone showcases latest waste industry tires at WasteExpo 2018

​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

From left to right: Mike Mclean, site Lead Hand; Brian Kurt, Operations Supervisor; Kial Cummings, Heavy Equipment Operator; and Kevin Nowak, Fleet equipment maintenance mechanic support.

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.

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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.

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

​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 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.

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​SWANA Responds to BLS 2016 Industry Fatality Data

​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).

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