FleetSMARTS – What We Learned at Waste Expo 2017

FleetSMARTS – What We Learned at Waste Expo 2017

Waste Expo is a great event for learning – not just conference learning, but also learning from our many one-on-one discussions with municipal waste managers and private haulers. These interactions help us to understand what your real priorities and issues are, and how these are shaping your budgets. We’d like to share our key takeaways from the event: 1. SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY There was...

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Internet of Things (IoT) for Smarter Waste Collection Services

Internet of Things (IoT) for Smarter Waste Collection Services

We published today an industry white paper entitled: “THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT): Making Waste Collection Part of a Smarter Future”. This white paper looks at how waste management organizations are increasingly deploying IoT systems to monitor waste, vehicles, drivers and customers for smarter and more sustainable operations.

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Learning About Fleet Safety from Other Industries

Learning About Fleet Safety from Other Industries

Fleet safety is a number one priority for all sorts of fleets—public transit, emergency, work and industrial, military vehicles and more. While fleet functions may differ, they share many commonalities in terms of safety requirements. Understanding how other industry verticals employ solutions to mitigate risks and improve safety can be beneficial to all. According to the National Highway...

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Greater intelligence gathering capability optimizes Texas fleet operations

Greater intelligence gathering capability optimizes Texas fleet operations

Knight Waste Services (Knight) was established in 2003 to service the City of Fort Worth’s residential garbage and recycling collection. Knight operates 30 ASL trucks providing weekly curbside collection for 94,000 residential households in Fort Worth, TX. Challenges: As part of their ongoing drive to optimize service quality and achieve the performance targets established by their municipal...

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How to Reduce the Top 3 Causes of Accidents

How to Reduce the Top 3 Causes of Accidents

According to industry data, fleet accident rates are on the rise. Fortunately, new smart truck technologies can reverse this trend. Smart truck systems are designed to ensure easy control and real-time communications and information transfer between drivers, vehicles and the back-office. According to Mattei Insurance Services Inc., there are three vehicle maneuvers and driver actions that tend...

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Reducing Municipal GHG Emissions

Reducing Municipal GHG Emissions

North American municipalities – regardless of size or type – typically own and operate fleet vehicles to deliver municipal services. Waste and recycling collection vehicles usually top this list. On average, these municipal fleets can generate up to 20 per cent of a municipality’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and consume masses of fuel each year.

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