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John Trotti

John Trotti is the Group Editor for Forester Media.

Articles by John Trotti

Safety: Spotlight on Vehicle Safety

MSW Management Magazine

Safety: Spotlight on Vehicle Safety

Nearly 200,000 crashes involving tractor-trailers occurred in the US this past year—averaging one per every three minutes. I witnessed one recently while driving back to Santa Barbara, CA, from Las Vegas, NV. It occurred on the transition ramp from the Westbound Highway 14 to the Northbound Interstate 5, a fairly

Want to Get a Fix on the Emerging Regulatory Environment?

Waste

Want to Get a Fix on the Emerging Regulatory Environment?

That’s the task our mighty Forester University has placed on its webinar platter for next week, calling upon well-known and respected MSW attorney, Constance Hornig, to plumb the murky depths of such agenda-laden organizations as OMB, EPA, and Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works (EPW).

Are you interested in what

Battery Electric Buses Come of Age

Weekly

Battery Electric Buses Come of Age

Geoffrey Moore’s book, Crossing the Chasm, speaks to the moment when disruptive technologies make the leap from early adopter to early majority customers, signaling the maturity of a technology and its acceptance as a mainstream solution. This, I think, is where we stand today in the public transit arena with

“Alexa, Use Stored Energy to Run My Bedroom Lighting, Please”

Weekly

“Alexa, Use Stored Energy to Run My Bedroom Lighting, Please”

As those of you who attended the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show last week know, the runaway favorite this year was Alexa Voice Service (AVS), Amazon Echo’s software that allows users to control compatible devices by voice, a conclusion aptly demonstrated by the avalanche of Alexa-controllable products that sprang up at

Motor Graders: Yesterday, Today, and Forever

Construction

Motor Graders: Yesterday, Today, and Forever

When you look around a job site at a group of equipment operators, usually it’s pretty easy to pick out the people who drive the motor graders … they’re the guys with the salt-and-pepper hair. Why? Because their machine requires more experience and finesse than most anything else on the

The Key to a Healthy Fleet

Waste

The Key to a Healthy Fleet

Back when I wore a flight suit to work, a good day at the office included a couple of hours of paperwork in my collateral duty, another couple of hours counseling troops or working on deployment schemes, and somewhere in between a couple of hops to hone my flying skills.

“It’s Not What a Leader Does, It’s What He Is”

Waste

“It’s Not What a Leader Does, It’s What He Is”

For our March/April 2013 issue’s Editor’s Comments I wrote a piece on leadership that received not only the highest number of responses of any in all the magazine’s history, but was also picked up by other publications for reprinting. I regard why this was so as one of those mysteries