Tag: diesel trucks

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. Larger transport applications (trucks, buses, etc.) also benefit from the Diesel’s reliability and high torque output. Diesel displaced paraffin (or tractor vaporising oil, TVO) in most parts of the world by the end of the 1950s with the U.S. following some 20 years later.

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

Don’t Be a Nasty Neighbor

Don’t Be a Nasty Neighbor

“Not in my backyard” is a familiar phrase in the solid waste industry. People don’t want a landfill in their neighborhood, but it’s inevitable that these facilities are going to have some type of neighbors—whether residential, commercial, or industrial—so keeping those neighbors happy by reducing dust, odor, and noise is

To Keep Your Waste Trucks Running, Focus on Preventive Maintenance

To Keep Your Waste Trucks Running, Focus on Preventive Maintenance

Curtis Dorwart, vocational products marketing manager with Mack Trucks, says that operators who make sure that their trucks are properly oiled and lubed will save their municipalities plenty of money in eliminated repair bills. “Routine maintenance is absolutely critical for the long-term durability and reliability of the vehicle,” he says.

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

Greening the Fleet

Greening the Fleet

It’s not quite the Mr. Fusion from Back to the Future II , but Rumpke of Ohio’s newest fleet of garbage trucks does indeed run on garbage. The Cincinnati-based landfill operation invested $2.3 million along with an $800,000 grant from Clean Fuels Ohio in order to put 10 new compressed

Riding the Oil and Natural Gas Boom

The truck, trailer, and transport industry is on a natural high, serving a frenzy of well site construction needs in a round-the-clock construction boom that includes the installation of roads, well pads, and pipelines, which means that every contractor must get the right equipment to the right job site at

NGVs and Onboard Equipment

Fort Lauderdale, FL, has now completed its first year with its CNG refuse fleet. The vehicles have performed extremely well, according to Glen Miller, chief executive officer of Choice Environmental Services. The vehicles have required less maintenance than expected. “We’ve been very satisfied. Drivers were nervous when the vehicles were

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