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ASA Electronics Voyager proximity sensor system detects objects within five feet of the rear bumper

ASA Electronics has expanded their line of sensor systems with the CVPS18 four-channel system. The CVPS18 is an easy, economical way to outfit virtually any vehicle with the latest safety technology. The four ultrasonic, weatherproof sensors are easy to install and can be painted to match the colour of the vehicle, making them a universal solution for aftermarket application.

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Safety and driver-optimized features contribute to demand for Freightliner EconicSD Waste Collection Trucks

The Freightliner EconicSD features a panoramic windshield that enables maximum visibility for drivers, enabling a better view of both pedestrians and drivers of other vehicles on daily waste collection routes. The various innovative safety features built into this truck have been a key selling feature for customers and have contributed to the successful market reception.

With its enhanced safety features and a driver-focused design, the Freightliner EconicSD waste collection truck is a modern, innovative solution for the refuse segment. 

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The five elements of fleet rental in waste and recycling

Waste industry aside, the typical attitude toward renting equipment, vehicles and other assets has historically been negative, and in some cases, rental has been viewed as an alternative that can lead toward organizational failure. However, what used to be a last-effort solution, viewed as unorthodox or unattainable, has evolved and changed over time. For the waste industry, specifically, new challenges continue to present themselves daily for haulers of all sizes and for municipalities as well. The landscape of asset ownership in the industry is quickly changing. Some of the reasons for this stem from the industry's improved understanding of the benefits of rental, based on what we refer to as the five key elements of renting: financial flexibility, total cost of ownership, growth opportunities, equipment availability and, most importantly, improved fleet management. 

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How to select a heavy-duty engine oil for your waste fleet

Heavy-duty diesel vehicles that collect and transport waste and recyclables in urban environments, and which work at transfer station sites, material recycling facilities (MRFs) scrapyards and landfills, operate under tough conditions. In these settings, fleet managers are required to maintain high levels of monitoring on specialized vehicles to ensure optimum performance and safety of their employees. 

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

The Mack Granite (here in a roll-off configuration) as well as LR and TerraPro models, are now available with pre-wired Lytx DriveCam technology.

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.

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

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. 

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

Mike Corkran, fleet maintenance manager for Roll Off Systems, needed a tough tire for servicing urban trash routes with front-loaders, and construction sites and inert landfills with roll-offs.

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.

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​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. 

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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.

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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.

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

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. 

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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. 

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