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May 5, 2015 - Industry News

McNeilus Unveils CNG Inspection Program

Photo courtesy of McNeilus.

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has introduced a compressed natural gas (CNG) inspection services program for CNG-powered vehicle fleets, the refuse truck body manufacturer announced.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, McNeilus, Vehicle Inspection

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Tesla Co-Founder Targeting Refuse Trucks

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A Tesla Motors co-founder hopes to bring green-vehicle innovation to refuse trucks, which can consume an average of 14,000 gallons of fuel per year, he said at an investor conference in Los Angeles.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Fleet Technology Expo, Tesla Motors

March 31, 2015 - Industry News

Orlando Adds More Green Garbage Trucks

Photo courtesy of the City of Orlando.

The City of Orlando has added five compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks in its ongoing effort to green a municipal fleet that now includes 36 electric and hybrid vehicles.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, City of Orlando, Elected Leaders, CNG

March 25, 2015 - Industry News

Oregon Refuse Hauler Adding McNeilus CNG Systems

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Pride Disposal of Portland, Ore., will begin deploying new roll-off trucks equipped with McNeilus Truck and Manufactuing's NGEN compressed natural gas (CNG) system.

Tags: McNeilus, Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG

February 9, 2015 - Industry News

NYC Adding Truck Side Guards to Protect Pedestrians, Cyclists

Photo of truck side guards courtesy of New York City.

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.

Tags: New York City, Pedestrian Safety, Refuse Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

Republic Adds 20 CNG Refuse Trucks in Missouri

Photo of Republic CNG truck courtesy of Republic Services.

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.

Tags: Republic Services, Missouri, CNG, Refuse Trucks

November 24, 2014 - Industry News

Miami Dade Orders More Hybrid Refuse Trucks

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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.

Tags: Parker Hannifin, Miami Dade County, Hydraulic Hybrid, Refuse Trucks

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Republic Services Adds 14 CNG Trucks

Photo of Republic CNG truck courtesy of Republic Services.

Commercial waste hauler Republic Services has added 14 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its fleet serving the Puget Sound area of Washington, bringing the total number of CNG trucks in that area to 109, the company has announced.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Republic Services, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations

September 16, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt Launches Right-Hand Stand-Up Model 320

The redesigned Model 320 was introduced in 2014 with an entirely new ProBilt interior that features enhanced fit and finish and numerous updates that improve operator comfort, productivity, and safety. (PHOTO: Peterbilt)

As side-loader collection vehicles continue to gain popularity in residential refuse applications, Peterbilt Motors Company announced a new right-hand stand-up configuration of its recently redesigned low-cab forward Model 320.

Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Trucks, Model 320

June 19, 2014 - Industry News

Clyde Launches Medium-Duty CNG Truck Line

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New York-based Clyde Trucks is now offering a line of Class 4 and 5 CNG-powered, cab forward, medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Class 5, CNG, Class 4, Clyde, Cabovers

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Waste Management's Calif. CNG Trucks Cut Emissions By One Fourth

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Waste Management has added six compressed natural gas refuse trucks to its fleet in Chico, Calif., as the refuse hauler continued to aggressively pursue its sustainability goals.

Tags: Waste Management, Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Emissions Reduction

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Report: Telematics to Dominate Non-Trucking Fleets By 2019

Telematics technologies and services, which were first adopted by the long-haul trucking industry, should reach 50 million vehicles in the coming five years, ABI Research predicts.

Tags: ABI Research, Trends, Refuse Trucks, Public Works, Service Fleet

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Detroit Outsources Refuse Collection

Photo via Advanced Disposal.

The City of Detroit has privatized waste management services as part of its bankruptcy recovery plan and is auctioning off its aging fleet of refuse trucks. Last week, the city awarded $122.6 million in contracts to two commercial haulers for the work.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, City of Detroit, Outsourcing

December 27, 2013 - Industry News

Orlando Rolls Out Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Trucks

Photo courtesy of City of Orlando.

Nine new refuse trucks using Parker Hannifin's RunWise hybrid drive system headed out on Thursday to help handle the city's most demanding waste-collection shift after Christmas Day.

Tags: City of Orlando, Refuse Trucks, Hydraulic Hybrid, Parker Hannifin

December 2, 2013 - Industry News

Autocar Introduces CNG Refuse Truck

Photo via Autocar.

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.

Tags: Cummins, Medium-Duty Trucks, Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Autocar, Cabovers

November 26, 2013 - Industry News

Republic Services Adds CNG-Powered Trucks to Fleet

The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks, and represents a significant local investment in cleaner, safer, and more efficient vehicles.

Republic Services, Inc. announced the deployment of 56 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Tags: Republic Services, Natural Gas Vehicles, Refuse Trucks

November 15, 2013 - Industry News

Parker Hannifin's Hybrid Drive System Approaches 1 Million Miles

Parker Hannifin Corporation, a provider of motion and control technologies, has announced that refuse trucks equipped with its RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System are approaching one million miles of operation.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Parker Hannifin, RunWise

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Autocar Issuing 3 Vehicle Recalls to Replace Steel Wheels

WASHINGTON – Autocar Industries, an Indiana-based manufacturer of refuse and street sweeper trucks as well as yard tractors, is issuing three separate recalls so dealers can replace steel wheels (model 90262) manufactured by Hayes Lemmerz.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Recalls, truck recalls, Autocar, NHTSA, Street Sweepers

September 4, 2012 - Industry News

Waste Management to Deploy Driver Risk and Fleet Management System for Five-Year Term

SAN DIEGO - The company ran a six-month pilot with DriveCam in two of its market areas before deciding to roll out the service across its fleet.

Tags: Risk Management, DriveCam, Waste Management, Refuse Trucks

July 15, 2011 - Industry News

Waste Management Adds 1,000th Natural Gas Truck to Fleet

CARSON, CA - The company celebrated delivery of its 1,000 natural gas vehicle at its property in Carson, Calif. with Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster starting up the new recycling truck.

Tags: Natural Gas, Waste Management, Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas

June 18, 2009 - Industry News

City of Longview to Lease 6 Sanitation Trucks

LONGVIEW, TEXAS – The City of Longview recently entered into a $955,000 lease agreement for six sanitation trucks, according to The News-Journal.

Tags: Vehicle Leasing, Refuse Trucks, Sanitation

June 1, 2009 - Press Release

Mack Delivers Hybrid Refuse Truck to NYC

NEW YORK, NY – During a recent event in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Mack Trucks, Inc. was recognized for delivering a diesel-electric hybrid MACK TerraPro Low Entry model refuse truck to the City of New York.

Tags: New York, New York City, Class 8, Refuse Trucks