This week at the 2019 Waste Expo, International Truck is showcasing its recently announced Diamond Partner Program as well as two leading-edge International® HV™ Series refuse products, including one painted pink to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
Amrep partners with leading electric vehicle company BYD to deliver first electric refuse truck in residential service
Amrep, a Wastequip brand, recently partnered with leading commercial electric vehicle manufacturer, BYD (Build Your Dreams) to develop and deliver the waste industry's first-ever commercially-sold all-electric refuse truck in residential refuse operation, according to the company. The Class 8R automated side-loader (ASL) all electric truck will be used by Waste Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of Waste Resource Technologies, Inc. ("WRT") to serve the City of Carson, California.
"Electric collection trucks are part of our strategy to use clean, green and sustainable technologies for waste collection, processing and conversion. We applaud the City of Carson, California for allowing us the opportunity to roll out these technologically-advanced collection vehicles," said Tommy Gendal, COO of WRT and Waste Resources.
This unique truck, which was designed to meet growing hauler and regulatory demands for more environmentally-friendly equipment, combines the best of cutting-edge technology with Amrep's reputation for durability, quality and service. With a body built by Amrep and a cab and chassis by BYD, this heavy-duty truck features a propriety electric propulsion system designed specifically for refuse service and Amrep's patented integrated automatic arm, which optimizes weight distribution and ensures the highest payloads. Its ability to lift the can vertically and return it to any position without retracting the arm minimizes street spillage, another key environmental benefit.
"As the waste truck body of choice for private and municipal haulers alike, especially in the critical West Coast market, Amrep has earned a reputation for its unsurpassed and personal service, listening to customers and standing by its products," said Eric Mattson, Amrep vice president and general manager. "As the waste industry moves to become increasingly sustainable, clean energy, electric trucks are the future of the industry. Developing this electric truck is further evidence of Amrep leading the way in terms of delivering innovative and differentiated products."
The ASL's dual packer system gives operators the ability to dump containers while the packer is compacting, saving time and money. This cost benefit is enhanced by the fact electric trucks have fewer moving parts than diesel fuel trucks, making them easier and more cost efficient to maintain and operate. Electric models are also quieter and operate with less vibration, which gives operators a better overall driving experience.
"WRT is a forward-thinking company that is embracing zero emission technology for the benefit of the communities they serve," said John Gerra, BYD Director of Business Development, Electric Trucks. "We are proud to work with Amrep to provide them with trucks with no emissions and less noise."
Based on the successful delivery of the truck, WRT has ordered another Amrep/BYD 8R and two Class 6R trucks. Both BYD and Amrep, as well as WRT expect demand for these electric trucks to continue to grow over time, particularly as new sustainability regulations come into play.
The new electric truck option plays a significant role in rounding out Amrep's parent company, Wastequip, as a one-stop-shop for all waste equipment needs. The truck was on display at WasteExpo at the Las Vegas Convention Center from May 6-9, 2019.
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Mack Trucks has unveiled it's highly anticipated Mack LR battery electric vehicle (BEV) at WasteExpo 2019. Combining the refuse industry-leading design of the Mack LR model with a fully electric Mack drivetrain, the demonstration model will begin real-world testing in 2020 in the demanding operations of the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY).
Momentum Fuel Technologies is now offering the largest capacity tailgate compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system available, a 120 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) tailgate system. The 120 DGE system provides the longest range in the industry, beneficial for longer rural routes common for refuse fleets.
Wastequip will kick off its 30th anniversary celebration at WasteExpo at the Las Vegas Convention Center from May 6-9 2019. The company will also mark this industry milestone with a series of internal and external events throughout the year.
FleetMind and ITA Dynamics to release a fully integrated financial & route management system to the waste & recycling community
FleetMind Solutions, Inc., the specialist in "smart truck" solutions for solid waste management, and ITADynamics, the leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics-based billing solutions for the waste and recycling industry, have announced that they have integrated their two products in order to provide North American waste management and recycling companies with a seamlessly integrated "all-in-one" solution for billing, route management, and service verification. Both companies will be on hand at Waste Expo 2019 in Las Vegas, May 6-9.
The new Freightliner EconicSD™, the only cab-over-engine refuse truck in North America that features a collision mitigation system, will be on full display this year at WasteExpo 2019. The innovative, low-entry waste collection truck will be showcased in the Freightliner booth (#1402) along with an array of work truck solutions for the waste collection industry.
Coretex, a specialist in fleet management and compliance solutions based in New Zealand, will present its upgraded Smart Waste solution at WasteExpo 2019, the largest waste and recycling conference in North America. During the event, Coretex will be demonstrating its complete Smart Waste solution in Booth #4803 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The highly anticipated Mack LR battery electric vehicle (BEV) will grab the spotlight in Mack Trucks' booth at WasteExpo 2019, May 6-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Built to meet the demanding needs of the New York City Department of Sanitation, the fully electric LR demonstrator will begin testing and evaluation later this year.
Scranton Manufacturing and its New Way Trucks brand of refuse truck bodies will debut the company's latest rear load body at the 2019 Waste Expo, May 7-9 in Las Vegas, NV. The new 25 cubic yard New Way Cobra HC adds high compaction (HC) to the Cobra line of rear loaders, and was designed to be the fastest and strongest in the lineup.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc., a leader in clean transportation, unveiled its FUSO FE CNG concept truck developed with leading alternative fuels system provider Agility Fuel Solutions during the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California, today.
Wastequip is set to launch RockBox, a new ultra-heavy-duty roll-off container that combines extreme toughness and durability in a lighter-weight container. Made from wear resistant Hardox steel, the new roll-off containers are four times stronger than ordinary mild steel grades, while weighing 20 percent less and lasting twice as long as traditional heavy-duty roll-off containers. Wastequip's new hard and tough roll-off containers will be the first of their kind in the United States to be made of the innovative Hardox material. Wastequip is also a certified member of the Hardox In My Body program.
Wastequip will debut the products May 6-9 at Waste Expo 2019, booth #523.
Compology, the premier camera-based dumpster monitoring provider, can now directly integrate it's container data directly into any waste ERP, accounting or dispatch software through their newly developed Compology API.
Emterra Group has for the fourth consecutive year, been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers. Emterra is also, the only organization in the waste resource and recycling industry on the list which includes some of the largest and most respected organizations in the country.
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FleetMind Solutions, Inc. will be showcasing its latest, connected technologies for waste fleet management at Waste Expo 2019, May 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Waste Expo is the largest waste, recycling and organics trade show and conference in North America.
Waste Management, Inc. and Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. announced April 15th that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which a subsidiary of Waste Management will acquire all outstanding shares of Advanced Disposal for $33.15 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of $4.9 billion when including approximately $1.9 billion of Advanced Disposal's net debt.
Mack Trucks has named Montreal-based Mack Laval its third Mack Certified Uptime Dealer in the province of Quebec, and third French-language location. The accreditation confirms the dealer has met stringent requirements to amplify customer service and uptime. Mack made the announcement April 11 during ExpoCam at Place Bonaventure, Montreal.
Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc., (PHIL) a specialist in off-highway truck customization, has invented a new version of their Autogate Tailgate specifically for off-highway trucks and roll-off containers that require a 100 percent positive seal. This new design can be paired with PHIL's proprietary fluidic seal material to create a water-tight seal that contains liquid materials within an off-highway truck body or roll-off container when environmental regulations or local laws make even slight spillage undesirable.
Compology’s in-dumpster cameras and Contamination Score provide path to sustainable, efficient waste collection
Compology, based in San Francisco, got its start in the fall of 2013, with its first camera-based container monitoring system deployed in 2014 at the University of California in Santa Cruz. The system is designed to monitor container fullness and automate the process of container pickups between waste generators and haulers. Today, about a fifth of Compology's business is in Canada, with the remainder in the U.S.
Mack Trucks will partner with Republic Services to build and operate a fully electric Mack LR refuse truck to help their fleet achieve zero emissions goals.
AMCS, based out of Ireland and one of the world's leading suppliers of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste and recycling sector, has announced the acquisition of Germany's leading recycling and waste management software specialist, Recy Systems (Recy).
Heavy-haul carriers transport oversized objects using public roadways. While these loads may weigh hundreds of thousands of pounds, operators must still comply with permitted limits, while also completing their job safely. Intercomp has a variety of options to fill this unique application for a range of applications including construction, oil & gas, waste and recycling, heavy-haul transportation and electrical utility.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, this week, Peterbilt Motors Company is giving attendees the first look at the all-electric medium duty Model 220EV.
Galbreath recently launched its new WT-1216/X and WT-2018/X work truck series cable hoists. Combining all the toughness and durability Galbreath hoists are known for in a more compact and lighter-weight package, the new models were designed to offer a lighter-duty option to Galbreath's original 8-inch main frame single axle cable hoist, making them perfect for landscapers, general contractors and private waste haulers who need less power and easier maneuverability.
Long before a single load is booked or any wheels turn, someone - usually a fleet manager - needs to determine exactly what is going to separate the road and the load. There's a lot riding on this decision because, as much as some would like to think otherwise, a trailer is never just a trailer. It can be manufactured to many different specifications, with multiple raw material options, dozens of load and geographical considerations, various top speed requirements and hundreds of possible axle configurations coming into play. And it all comes down to one objective - the ideal trailer for an operation's specific loads.
Equipment manufacturers, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, and power and process plant owners and operators for waste and recrycling commonly face the challenge of keeping their fleet, machinery, and other assets working efficiently, while also reducing the cost of maintenance and time-sensitive repairs.
New Way Trucks congratulates Ginove, Inc., the Canadian based refuse truck manufacturer, on producing their 150th ROTO PAC automated side-loading waste and recycling truck. ROTO PAC is Ginove's best selling waste collection body.
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that Detroit Connect Analytics has extended its services to additional truck models and can also be added to vehicles in the aftermarket. Analytics is now available to order as a new truck option or in the aftermarket on the new Freightliner Cascadia, original Cascadia and Western Star 5700 truck models spec'd with Detroit engines. Detroit Connect Analytics automatically translates critical fuel consumption and safety data into interactive and easy-to-understand reports that provide actionable insights for increased vehicle and fleet performance.
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.
FleetForce Truck Rental, New Way's refuse truck rental and leasing service, has hired Jesse Geeslin as its new director of sales. Geeslin brings in-depth sales experience to the growing program, including as a New Way vendor.
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, is now offering a new program to train service technicians in the maintenance of refuse (and recycling) collection vehicles.
Safety and driver-optimized features contribute to demand for Freightliner EconicSD Waste Collection Trucks
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.
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.
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.
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.
Waste haul fleets that want to optimize their tire investment through retreading have a new option with the Goodyear Endurance WHD.
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.
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.