Tag: big trucks

’Cause Backing Up is Hard to Do

’Cause Backing Up is Hard to Do

There are several hazards when backing a vehicle—not just avoiding what is immediately behind the truck or moving into the pathway of the truck, but there may be inadequate clearance on the sides or top of the vehicle, and the truck’s blind spots hide objects whose presence can make it

From Harness to Horsepower and Beyond

From Harness to Horsepower and Beyond

Trash collection might be the most unfairly maligned public service that rarely merits public attention for its community service. Unless there isn’t any. And then practically overnight, the hue and cry of anxiety of uncollected trash escalates into a community’s worst nightmare, making customers downright giddy to hear the familiar

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Safety—The Real Deal

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Safety—The Real Deal

On your shelf, there is a plan. It’s a Safety Plan. It’s there because all waste-handling operations are required—by OSHA or a State-specific equal—to provide their workers with what we’d consider to be a basic Safety Plan. Those plans must include things like Lock-out/Tag-out, PPE, Heat Stress Prevention, Hearing Protection,

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.

Backup Power for Water Utilities

Backup Power for Water Utilities

The majority of the public considers water utilities and electric utilities to be “sisters”–and, in a lot of ways, they are. However, what very few members of the public consider is that both utilities depend heavily on each other. Electric utilities simply cannot function without water, and water utilities obviously

Putting the Cart Before the Automated Collection Vehicle

Putting the Cart Before the Automated Collection Vehicle

“We’ll pick up garbage however the customer wants,” says Brian Jongetjes, president of Johns Disposal Service Inc. in Whitewater, WI. Fulfilling municipal contracts means he has to “deal with everyone,” he explains, so he willingly adapts to his customers’ preferences. “We’re not proud.” But they are practical. Johns Disposal began

Options for Equipment

Options for Equipment

No doubt about it, the times are a-changin’. Actually, they’ve changed. Credit is tight and tax revenue is down, but the trash keeps piling up, equipment ages and new technology beckons. What to do? There have long been alternatives to the old cash-on-the barrelhead routine for buying or replacing collection

Hydroseeding Moves Up

Hydroseeding Moves Up

Although few people are browsing yacht catalogs in today’s tough economy, most erosion control firms remain busy at work, thanks to the critical nature of their projects. Soil must be retained at all costs; common sense, as well as state and federal regulations, demands it. Because of its efficiencies-powerful machines

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