Tag: waste trucks

Garbage truck or dustcart refers to a truck specially designed to collect municipal solid waste and haul the collected waste to a solid waste treatment facility such as a landfill. Other common names for this type of truck include trash truck in the United States, and rubbish truck, bin wagon, dustbin lorry, bin lorry or bin van elsewhere. Technical names include waste collection vehicle and refuse collection vehicle. These trucks are a common sight in most urban areas.

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

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.

Eyes in the Back of Your Head

Eyes in the Back of Your Head

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.

Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

What you can’t see can indeed hurt your operation if no attention is paid to the undercarriage of solid waste collection vehicles. The operator has a significant daily impact on the condition of the undercarriage. The core of any good maintenance program is the inspection, points out Clinton S. Maryonovich,

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.

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

Changes Coming in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

Changes Coming in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

Roger Edberg had an important mission in 2010. He’d just taken over as senior superintendent of the ground services department at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and one of his goals was to divert as much campus waste as possible from landfills.

Like many college campuses—and municipalities—UCSC is working to

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