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Waste Vehicle Safety

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

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The number of fatal accidents involving employees, as well as the thousands of reported injuries and illnesses and waste collection vehicle accidents each year makes solid waste collection the fifth most dangerous job in the US.  … Read More

Quickly Identify Loose Wheel Nut and a Hot Wheel with Wheel-Checks

Quickly Identify Loose Wheel Nut and a Hot Wheel with Wheel-Checks

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Irvine, Ca —July 19, 2017, Wheel-Check®, can identify a loose wheel nut with a simple visual inspection and is also heat sensitive. By practicing preventive maintenance procedures and regular inspections, unexpected and expensive brake or bearing problems can be avoided.

Wheel-Check®, can identify a loose wheel nut with a simple visual  … Read More

Slow Down to Get Around Legislation Approved in Missouri

Slow Down to Get Around Legislation Approved in Missouri

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Arlington, VA– May 22, 2017 – On May 19, the Missouri General Assembly approved legislation that will protect workers in the waste and recycling industry on the state’s roadways. Missouri is now the sixteenth state to pass this vital legislation, commonly referred to as Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA),  … Read More

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LEGISLATION APPROVED IN MISSOURI

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LEGISLATION APPROVED IN MISSOURI

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Motorists Will Be Required to Slow Down and Proceed With Caution When Approaching Waste and Recycling Vehicles or Face Penalties
Arlington, VA– May 22, 2017 – On May 19, the Missouri General Assembly approved legislation that will protect workers in the waste and recycling industry on the state’s roadways. Missouri is  … Read More

Getting You to a Safe Place

Getting You to a Safe Place

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One statistic is the reason for what some would call a “movement” in the waste industry, at least where SWANA is involved.

Here it is…the solid waste industry is the 5th most dangerous industry in the country.

SWANA Safety Program battles the fact that we’re the 5th most dangerous industry in the  … Read More

Kenworth T680 and T880 Offer Meritor WABCO OnGuardACTIVE as Option

Kenworth T680 and T880 Offer Meritor WABCO OnGuardACTIVE as Option

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KIRKLAND, Wash., May 3, 2017 – Kenworth is making Meritor WABCO OnGuardACTIVE(TM) available as an option on Kenworth T680 and T880 models.

The advanced radar-based safety system is “always on” and features forward collision warning, collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control. The system measures the truck’s position in relation to other  … Read More



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