February 9, 2015
New York City will begin adding side guards to 240 of its medium-duty trucks that will prevent a pedestrian or cyclist from being caught under a vehicle during a collision, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced.
December 4, 2014
Republic Services has added 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Springfield, Mo., area, the waste management company announced.
November 24, 2014
Miami-Dade County, Fla., has placed its third order for Autocar E3 hybrid refuse trucks. This purchase of 29 vehicles brings the total hybrid refuse fleet to 64.
November 4, 2014
The McNeilus Next Generation Compressed Natural Gas system, already available for refuse and concrete mixers, is now available on more vehicle types, including construction, delivery, over-the-road, and other severe-duty fleets.
October 27, 2014
The Watson & Chalin SL13K-1190 is an integrated suspension and axle assembly that features air disc brakes and a quick change ride height system. It is made for dump, mixer, refuse and heavy haul applications.
May 20, 2014
Fleetline has introduced a new polyethylene refuse fender to its product offering.
April 30, 2014
Mack Trucks previewed the new Mack LR series of low-entry cabover refuse trucks designed with the driver, customer and demands of the rigorous job in mind. Initially available in three-axle 6x4 configurations and powered either by diesel or natural gas, the Mack LR series will be available in 2015.
April 9, 2014
The City of Tampa has begun rolling out a new fleet of compressed natural gas refuse trucks to help reduce the city's fuel bill, which has reached $1.6 million annually.
December 4, 2013
Autocar Industries introduced a natural gas version of its Class 7 cabover Xpert refuse truck at a alternative-fuel symposium in late November. The "baby 8" Xpert ACMD is now available with the Cummins Westport CNG/LNG engine.
November 20, 2013
The recently introduced Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty rear loader offers a reduced weight option for refuse companies and municipalities desiring a truck built for lighter-duty cycles, such as short inner-city routes or for service in smaller towns.
September 24, 2013
Air-Weigh has teamed with Core Computing Services to integrate bin weight data from its BinMaxx scale into Core’s eMobileTM Android based touch screen tablet driver terminal.
September 3, 2013
Eaton recently discontinued its Hydraulic Launch Assist system, a parallel hydraulic hybrid well-suited to the stop-and-go world of refuse trucks. That leaves the RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid drive system from Parker to serve the market, where both systems had built up some market share.
May 23, 2013
Peterbilt unveiled its all-new Model 320 interior during the Waste Expo show in New Orleans. The new ProBilt interior for Peterbilt’s low-cab forward vehicle features ergonomic improvements, system enhancements and improved overall visibility.
May 16, 2013
Air-Weigh, a global provider of on-board electronic scales, announced that they are now making available a scale for use on the Heil Starr refuse and recycling vehicle.
April 22, 2013
Inspired by a sanitation worker who lost his leg in an accident, two Wisconsin legislators introduced legislation designed to get other drivers to drive more carefully around garbage trucks.
February 11, 2013
The City of Columbus, Ohio, plans to place an additional 44 dedicated CNG units into service by the end of 2013. Columbus is also currently building a second CNG fueling site located on the north side of the city.
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