San Antonio, TX selects GBB’s FleetRoute™ collection route optimization solution
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) has announced that the City of San Antonio (City), TX, has selected FleetRoute™ as its hosted collection route optimization solution. As the City is in the process of converting manual collection routes to automated collection routes, it is also being proactive by seeking to maximize collection efficiencies, reduce operating costs, and design balanced collection routes along with the introduction of the new fleet.
GBB, along with technology partner C2Logix and San Antonio-based Data Transfer Solutions, LLC, will set up the City’s data in FleetRoute™ and provide hands-on training/workshop to enable City staff to conduct the routing in-house through a web-based interface.
As described by David W. McCary, Director of the City’s Solid Waste Management Department: “We are excited about our routing software opportunity with FleetRoute™. We are currently completing the final phase of our conversion to an automated waste collection system, so it seemed only natural to continue our efficiency momentum by incorporating a route optimization solution. As routes are reviewed and optimized, we believe there will be benefits for both our customers and employees.”
“We look forward to working closely with the City so their success with automated collection may be continued with routes that have been optimized right off the bat,” said Bob Brickner, Executive Vice President of GBB. “Reaping the benefits of increased productivity and reduced operating expenses, while improving services to citizens, are what all cities look for in the current economy. FleetRoute™ will be a key component in providing that to the City.”
The Solid Waste Management Department of the City provides garbage, recycling, and brush collection services to approximately 340,000 residential customers residing within the 512 square mile City limits. It is among the largest cities providing solid waste collection by City crews.
San Antonio, the Alamo City, is often regarded as the Heart of Texas for its illustrious past and its cosmopolitan present, which have come to symbolize the rich heritage of the state. One of the nation's largest military centers, it has a population of over 1.3 million, making it the second largest city in the state of Texas and the seventh largest city in the United States. It was the fourth fastest-growing large city in the nation from 2000-2006 and the fifth fastest-growing from 2007 to 2008.
FleetRoute™ is a route optimization solution available as a software license for in-house route management or as a service where routing is outsourced to GBB's service bureau. Routes generated by FleetRoute™ are currently used by many private haulers and municipal jurisdictions of all sizes, ranging from smaller cities like Edmond, OK, serving 27,000 households, to large metropolitan areas such as the City of Baltimore, MD, which serves 200,000 homes. FleetRoute™ represents the culmination of over a decade of experience in designing, building, and, most importantly, implementing route optimization software for the waste industry. FleetRoute™ has been developed by waste industry veterans and leading geographic information system (GIS) experts.
GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm founded in 1980 that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling, and disposal issues and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors.