Tag: diesel truck

The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or ‘CI’ engine) is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel that has been injected into the combustion chamber is initiated by the high temperature which a gas achieves when greatly compressed (adiabatic compression). This contrasts with spark-ignition engines such as a petrol engine (gasoline engine) or gas engine (using a gaseous fuel as opposed to petrol), which use a spark plug to ignite an air-fuel mixture.

Design Elements

Design Elements

Productivity and competition are the driving factors in innovations in solid waste truck and body design, notes Skip Berg, national sales manager and director of business development for automation for Labrie Enviroquip Group.

Waste Management Opens 100th Natural Gas Fueling Station

Waste Management Opens 100th Natural Gas Fueling Station

OKLAHOMA CITY — Aug. 8, 2017 — Waste Management (NYSE:WM) announced today a significant milestone in its natural gas fleet journey, opening its 100th natural gas fueling station. At a ceremony in Oklahoma City, industry representatives, local and state officials joined the company to dedicate the fueling station. The company

Obituary: The Loss of a Legend

Obituary: The Loss of a Legend

Central Appalachia and many in the truck equipment business are mourning the loss of a legend.  Wes Tobin, of Pikeville, KY, 95, died Friday, March 17, 2017.  He dedicated many years of his life to servicing customers and equipment in the mining business.  Even at the age of 90, he

Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind

Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind

While a lot of attention is usually paid to parts and equipment on solid waste vehicles that are high up and visible, it is important to pay attention to what is underneath and not so visible. Products and equipment include transmissions, suspension systems, brakes, and wheels.

Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind

Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind

While a lot of attention is usually paid to parts and equipment on solid waste vehicles that are high up and visible, it is important to pay attention to what is underneath and not so visible. Products and equipment include transmissions, suspension systems, brakes, and wheels.

Advantages of Automated Vacuum Collection Facilities

Advantages of Automated Vacuum Collection Facilities

Although there are more than 100 urban automated vacuum collection (AVAC) systems operating in more than 15 foreign countries serving large city centers, residential areas, airports, and theme parks, and dozens more serving hospitals and food plants for decades in the US and internationally, they were slow to be introduced

Improving the Livability of Our Cities

Improving the Livability of Our Cities

Most of us have pulled into our local bank teller drive-through window and placed our checks for deposit into a plastic tube sitting in a clear pipe. We push a button, hear a whoosh, and the tube magically disappears. In about 15 seconds, the teller is holding our checks. We

CNG Trucks Pick Up and Promote

CNG Trucks Pick Up and Promote

Less than 10 years ago, there were only about 1,500 compressed natural gas (CNG) garbage trucks on the road, all made by Autocar and Crane Carrier Company. Today that number has more than tripled, and continues to grow, with nearly every major manufacturer producing a version. Some estimates place the

CNG Trucks Pick Up and Promote

CNG Trucks Pick Up and Promote

Less than 10 years ago, there were only about 1,500 compressed natural gas (CNG) garbage trucks on the road, all made by Autocar and Crane Carrier Company. Today that number has more than tripled, and continues to grow, with nearly every major manufacturer producing a version. Some estimates place the

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