Tag: automated collection

Electronic toll collection (ETC) aims to eliminate the delay on toll roads by collecting tolls electronically. ETC determines whether the cars passing are enrolled in the program, alerts enforcers for those that are not, and electronically debits the accounts of registered car owners without requiring them to stop.

Invisible Tech

Invisible Tech

Innovations seem to come at us at all corners, and at an ever-escalating pace—cell phones, new fuel cars, new efficient heating, and appliances that seem to do everything but feed your pets a balanced diet and mow your lawn remotely. The truth is, some gadgets actually do perform those functions.

How to Spec a Trash Truck for Longer Life and Productivity

How to Spec a Trash Truck for Longer Life and Productivity

The cost and the complexity of collection trucks continue to increase. With deteriorating road conditions and higher pressure for performance, budget is no longer the only significant factor in a hauler’s purchase decision. Meeting the demands of an industry known for operating in the most severe conditions, a truck must

Safety First

When it comes to their fleet, refuse companies generally look at safety from two broad perspectives—operational safety and driver safety—states Charles Cook, marketing manager for vocational products, Peterbilt. Operational safety concerns the security of coworkers and the general public, while the truck is on collection routes or transfer station runs

How’s Your 2030 Vision?

How’s Your 2030 Vision?

Just how far into the future can we look before we’ve gone from the ridiculous to the sublime? For an answer I’d like to pose another question: How long does it take for something to go from concept to reality in your operation?

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Spec’ing Trash Trucks

The cost and the complexity of collection trucks continue to increase. With deteriorating road conditions and higher pressure for performance, budget is no longer the only significant factor in a hauler’s purchase decision. Meeting the demands of an industry known for operating in the most severe conditions, a truck must

A Different Kind of Operation

A Different Kind of Operation

When most people think of waste collection, they think of the weekly waste pickup at the curb outside the home. For most of us, the typical waste collection truck loaded by men picking up individual trash cans and dumping them in the back of the truck is all there is

Editor’s Comments: Footprints in the Sand

The debate as to the value of recycling—especially the residential component—was fully flocked and raging well before my ascension to MSW Management’s pulpit (1992) with good and honest people taking up cudgels in support of antithetical positions with near religious ferocity. So this latest flurry of activity, spawned at least in

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