Toter launches ToterTrax RFID integrated assembly & delivery service with portal at WasteExpo
Toter, a Wastequip brand has launched ToterTrax, its new integrated RFID-based assembly and delivery (A&D) service at this week’s WasteExpo. ToterTrax provides detailed information on when and where new cans are delivered to ensure efficiency and trackability. This new RFID application- and portal-based service is the first step in Toter’s efforts to offer a complete technology solution for the municipal and hauler waste management industries.
As part of this service, Toter has developed a proprietary app that will read an RFID tag to automatically provide real-time data, including a delivery confirmation, time stamp and geo-coordinates to a centralized server. Once sent to the server, the information is verified to ensure accuracy and that there are no duplicates in the system, sending information back immediately to crews delivering the carts, and to the municipality or hauler via the portal. The portal allows users to have 24/7 access to true, clear and accurate data. Ideal for urban or rural A&D, the Toter app also features an offline mode to ensure accuracy by forcing a portal validation as soon as the user is back in Wi-Fi or cell range.
“While Toter has always been known for making the toughest, highest-quality waste containers in the industry, our service offering has not always lived up to the same quality standard,” said Nick DiFoggio, Toter assembly and delivery manager. “Our ToterTrax RFID service offering pairs the best carts with top-notch service and visibility to provide the optimum solution for municipalities and haulers. We believe this will result in significant market gain for us, and we look forward to providing this new service offering to cities and haulers.”
Although initially used for A&D, Toter plans on expanding its RFID services and portal to include longer-term tracking capability for issues such as cart pick-ups, swap-outs, maintenance and recycling utilization, to offer haulers and municipalities the data they need to improve route efficiency, reduce costs, enhance sustainability and ensure compliance.
“We believe the quality of our carts, paired with our industry-leading warranty and our renewed focus on service, give us a leg up on our competitors, and we are working to expand our technology offering further in the near future to deliver even greater benefits to our customers,” added DiFoggio.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.