A new tread on life
Before Alaba ma Dumpster Service began testing Goodyear DuraSeal Technology tires on one of its roll-off trucks in 2008, the Hope Hull, AL-based company was lucky if a tire lasted three months. And as far as having tires retreaded to get additional tread life—that was nearly impossible. However, today that’s all changed thanks to tire self-sealing technology from Goodyear. It’s a positive change that is saving the company time and money.
Alabama Dumpster Service, which Earl Dansby and his son, Ladon Dansby, started in January of 2000, provides construction waste services using 20-, 30- and 40-yard roll-off containers. Ladon’s brother, Michael, later joined the company, which operates in Central Alabama near Montgomery.
The company’s construction waste service also provides 30-yard selfcontained compactors and 40-yard stationary compactors. Plus, it offers construction firms and event organizers portable toilets for construction sites and special events. It operates a fleet of 13 Mack and Peterbilt trucks, with two front-end loading and eight roll-off trucks plus three trucks to haul and service portable toilets.
Ladon Dansby says the company’s trucks routinely visit construction sites, plus landfill sites and transfer stations, where tires can pick up all sorts of tirepuncturing debris. Flat tires were such a problem that hardly a day would go by before one or more of the company’s 13 trucks were down because of a flat tire, he adds.