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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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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Taking the guess-work out of fleet maintenance management

Taking the guess-work out of fleet maintenance management

Fleet maintenance costs are a major concern for waste fleet managers. Reactive repairs can be expensive, and preventive maintenance programs are not always easy to implement.  Sometimes even the notion of comprehensive fleet maintenance management can be intimidating. Fortunately technology can support and facilitate the fleet maintenance process and can help save an estimated $2,000+ a year per...

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The Top 8 Fleet Management Technology Myths

The Top 8 Fleet Management Technology Myths

Fleet management systems and technology have come a long way in the past decade. According to a new report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the global commercial vehicle telematics market is set to reach US $11.2 billion by 2015. It’s clear – fleet management technologies are on the rise and are field-proven to deliver compelling bottom line and operational benefits to waste fleets.

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How to pick the right smart display solution for your fleet

How to pick the right smart display solution for your fleet

Smart displays are wireless touchscreen devices with built-in Wi-Fi and the ability to interact directly with the screen. For waste fleets, smart displays are mounted in-cab units that provide unprecedented real-time information to drivers and dispatchers about a truck’s load-weight, route status, service completion, vehicular telemetry, driver activities and much more. Smart displays manage a...

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