truck tracking Articles

  • Track the trash

    The main task of EnviroWaste’s latest Isuzu eight-wheeler front loading truck is simply to cart rubbish, but it seems to carry an equal amount of new technology. The Isuzu Gen 6 model is already impressive, with its Euro4 engine and its significant safety advances, but EnviroWaste demanded the latest technology in other areas, too. This included fitting a second steer axle to the FVZ1400A, which ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • When companies track their climate emissions

    Voluntary greenhouse gas accounting has become common in the private sector, but is it helping? Ten years ago, as part of a sustainability initiative, Walmart decided to take a look at its greenhouse gas emissions. The retail giant not only tallied up the carbon footprint of its trucking fleet and supersize stores, it also set out to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions associated with ...


    By Ensia

  • Reducing costs through precise remote tracking

    Historically, inline inspection (ILI) tools used to identify defects on oil and gas pipelines have been tracked by field teams. However, recent technology advancements now allow pipeline owners to track pigs remotely, which is a much safer and cheaper alternative to traditional tracking. As pipeline integrity technology advances, asset owners are now using a wide variety of tools to detect ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Tracking carts: new directions in waste monitoring

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID ) chips are becoming an integral part of the drive to improve service verification solutions, while providing measurable benefits across multiple functions. These benefits are many—from improved customer service to better asset tracking and more accurate billing. Commonly referred to as “tags”, RFID chips are making their way into ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Case Study - San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Trucks Program

    Principal Client Services Program development and implementation Meetings and QA/QC activities Development and implementation of program-related documentation Noise Analyses Community and customer outreach assistance Assistance with budget tracking and funding activities Troubleshooting the process, documentation and all program aspects ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Matrix Gemini Competency module keeps Healthcare manufacturer’s training needs on track case study

    Ernest Jackson, a leading UK developer and manufacturer of medicated confectionery and vitamin pastilles, has adopted the Competency Tracker module from Autoscribe’s Matrix Gemini Quality Management Suite as part of its Environmental Health & Safety resources. The Competency Tracker is used to monitor the training status and needs of its 150+ staff to ensure that everyone gets the right ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • How climate risk is like a flaming truck barreling toward us, and why it’s time to hit the brakes

    A narrow escape from a catastrophic car accident sheds new light on an even bigger threat. It was a normal Saturday afternoon, with the promise of fun: My wife, Mary, and I were driving into New York City for dinner, drinks and a show with friends. I set the cruise control at 72 miles per hour, thinking I should be cautious because it was pouring ...


    By Ensia

  • Case study - fire brigades and civil emergencies

    Location: Austria and China Year: 2011 FIRE FIGHTING AND CIVIL EMERGENCIES - Multi-Purpose Track EMPL is an international company specialized in special vehicles and with a strong division dedicated to fire-fighting trucks. Dragflow and EMPL have developed a special truck for fire brigades suitable to work also in the most ...


    By Dragflow North America

  • Case Study - Fire brigades and Civil emergencies

    Location : Austria Year : 2011 FIRE FIGHTING AND CIVIL EMERGENCIES - Multi-Purpose Track EMPL is an international company specialized in special vehicles and with a strong division dedicated to fire-fighting trucks. Dragflow and EMPL have developed a special truck for fire brigades suitable to work also in the most difficult ...


    By Dragflow S.r.l.

  • Building A Long-Term Fleet Standardization Strategy

    By transitioning to Bridgeport’s Ranger Automated Side Loaders, TFC Recycling has lowered their operating costs and kept it simple. As the largest recycling company in the mid-Atlantic region, TFC Recycling, located in the Hampton Roads (Colston) area of Chesapeake, VA, operates a large MRF in Chesapeake, a smaller one in Richmond and a baling and transfer operation in Newport. The ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Technology Can Help Fleets Manage Potential Weather Disruptions

    Hurricane Matthew is serving as another lesson for the U.S. trucking industry on the important role technology can and should play in operating in and around storm-affected regions. More than a million residences and businesses lost power in Florida alone, and at least 38 people died as a result of Matthew’s winds and torrential rains, 19 of them in North Carolina where widespread ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Looking after your assets?

    Outside of customers, vehicles and bins are waste company’s most important assets! Yet few companies manage them with the attention they deserve. Many companies are still using antiquated paper based records systems to keep track of these, when paper based filing systems are the most costly to keep and most difficult to share amongst staff from multiple departments. Trucks these days can cost ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • Lehigh Valley Environmental Conference - A Success Story

    On September 20th, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC) along with Avogadro Environmental Corporation and the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) held the Lehigh Valley’s First Annual Environmental Innovations Conference. The idea started out small and quickly grew as more and more companies expressed interest in having a conference that was focused on local industries and ...

  • BOE Turns to ABUTEC for Customized Combustion and Operation Evaluation - Case Study

    Bakken Oil Express (BOE) is an “open access” multiple shipper unit railcar loading facility located in Dickinson, North Dakota, operating within the Bakken. BOE provides producers access to the many refineries served by rail, with more than 55,000 feet of track at their loading site. When crude oil is trucked in from drilling sites to BOE’s 640,000-barrel central depository ...


    By ABUTEC LLC

  • EPSA Caserones Project case study

    EPSA is a company with more than 40 years of experience in earth moving projects around the world. As their operations in the mining industry continue to grow in Chile, EPSA needed to source infrastructure solutions to meet the challenging working conditions located 4200 meters above sea level at the top of the Andes mountain range. EPSA was looking at revamping operations at the Caserones ...

  • MECONTROL UBC Systems for Power Station Moorburg - Case Study

    Efficient City Power Plant Hamburg/ Germany, One of the largest new coal fired power projects is the new power station Moorburg with a net capacity of 1640 MW and with a heating capacity of up to 650 MW. The close vicinity to the city Hamburg makes it possible to increase the efficiency of the units by up to 46.5% with electricity only and 61% with heating. With SH and RH temperatures of ...

  • Deluged by Diesel: Healthy Solutions for West County

    Hugging the San Francisco Bay, in the shadow of a major oil refinery, and surrounded by industry, freeways, and rail yards, sits the community of Inner West Contra Costa County. As this report will show, the residents of this area (which we will call Inner West County for the sake of simplicity) are exposed to far more than their fair share of pollution. However, the good news is that there is a ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Taking a proactive approach to mitigate expenses

    There are a number of ways to impact your cost of insurance that have nothing to do with shopping your policy every year at renewal. Difficult times call for creative solutions and a proactive approach in order to mitigate your expenses. The intent of this article is to shed light on some ideas you may not have considered. Tires When a consumer purchases a vehicle ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Optimizing collection services: Electronic tools boost your bottom line

    This economy has steadily pushed the value of recyclable commodities toward historic highs. As volume has grown in those commodities, so has the need for more automation and tracking that electronic tools and software provide. Many haulers in the waste industry start out with a truck or two and high hopes, but rarely anticipate the need for a system designed specifically to manage their business ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Visual Records, Version 5.0 with Mapping and Mobile Capabilities

    Visual Records, a well known provider of Release of Information (ROI) software and integration / customization software solutions, has released a new version of Storm Tracker, Version 5.0, a debris removal and storm clean-up ticket tracking software, which was developed by their partner, Envisions Software, Inc. Storm Tracker was first released in 2003 and helped contractors clean up after ...


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