The first roundup of announcements at WasteExpo includes news from the Solid Waste Association of North America; McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing; Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.; RouteSmart Technologies; New Way Trucks; Rotary Lift; Creative Microsystems Inc.; W. L. Butler Construction and others.
SWANA Announces New Safety Initiatives
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce two new safety initiatives, as it puts its new strategic plan into action.
These new safety initiatives are the first of many that SWANA expects to implement over the next five years.
On June 1, SWANA will submit an application for a Susan Harwood training grant offered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The grant will be used to train collection workers and managers in ergonomic hazard awareness and prevention. OSHA expects to announce grant recipients in September 2015. If SWANA’s grant application is approved, training events will be held at SWANA’s Training Centers and in other locations. In addition, SWANA will provide online training sessions.
“Our application for the Susan Harwood training grant is another important step in SWANA building a more robust safety program,”said SWANA International Board President Brian Tippetts.“A training program for ergonomic hazard awareness and prevention is what the solid waste industry needs to reduce these types of injuries.”
In an effort to continue increasing safety awareness, SWANA Executive Director and CEO David Biderman will host a special safety webinar, 10 Ways to Reduce Accidents and Injuries, on June 16. The webinar is sponsored by SWANA’s Arizona Chapter, Reflective Apparel Factory, DaDee Manufacturing, Golder Associates and Concorde, Inc.
“I am pleased that SWANA is increasing its focus on safety and will provide important information to our members and other industry professionals to improve worker and public safety,” stated SWANA Executive Director and CEO David Biderman. “I hope many companies and local governmental agencies will participate in this important webinar.”
Biderman added that he successfully obtained and managed seven OSHA grants while at the National Solid Wastes Management Association, and is cautiously optimistic about SWANA’s application.
To register for the 10 Ways to Reduce Accidents and Injuries webinar, please click here.
McNeilus to Reveal New Innovations, Showcase 13 Refuse Vehicles at WasteExpo 2015
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company, is set to reveal its newest innovations at WasteExpo 2015. The company plans to showcase five trucks at booth 1673 and eight additional vehicles in an outdoor display area and in partner booths throughout the trade show.
The main attraction in the McNeilus booth will be a new front loader, with a lighter weight design, greater payload capacity and improved serviceability. The front loader will be unveiled the first day of the show and online the morning of June 2. McNeilus also has a “coming soon” landing page for the new vehicle design at www.mcneiluscompanies.com/reveal.
Additionally, the McNeilus booth will have a refreshed look for returning showgoers as the Company brings its refreshed brand to life, accentuated by the tagline, GET IN.
“GET IN is meant to embody what McNeilus is about,” says Brad Nelson, president, McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., and Oshkosh Commercial Segment. “It symbolizes how we bring our customers and employees together. When you buy a McNeilus, you’re a part of us – and with that comes a level of quality, service and support unparalleled in the industry.”
Other booth attractions include:
• New McNeilus Organics Package for rear loaders highlighted on the Split Body Rear Loader 40/60 configuration
• NGEN Tailgate CNG configuration, highlighted on the new front loader, as well as well as McNeilus’ enhanced controls
• Street Smart by McNeilus display, where attendees can learn about aftermarket services, OEM and competitor parts available and the best in customer service through the Company’s technical support hotline and one-stop-shop online parts portal
• Three additional refuse vehicles – Zero Radius Side Loader (with a 28-cubic-yard body capacity), a Manual-Automated Side Loader (with a 31-cubic-yard body capacity), and a Standard Rear Loader (with a 25-cubic-yard body capacity).
• Certificates for a free CNG inspection
Expo attendees will also see eight other McNeilus vehicles at various locations throughout the convention center, including: two Standard Rear Loaders (each with a 25-cubic-yard body capacity) in the Freightliner and the Alliance Wireless Technologies-3rd Eye Mobile Vision booths; an Atlantic Series Front Loader (with a 40-cubic-yard body capacity) in the Mack Ride & Drive event; and two Atlantic Series Front Loaders (each with a 43-cubic-yard body capacity) in the Mack booth and the truck display area outside the convention center’s Central Hall. The outdoor display will also showcase a McNeilus Zero Radius Side Loader (with a 28-cubic-yard body capacity) and a Contender Front Loader (with a 40-cubic-yard body capacity). All three McNeilus trucks in the outdoor display will feature McNeilus’ exclusive NGEN CNG systems in various configurations.
Finally, a McNeilus Atlantic Series Front Loader (with a 40-cubic-yard body capacity and residential carry can setup) will be part of a live auction at the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) booth on Wednesday, June 3 at 4:30 pm. The auction generates funds to assist the EREF’s scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices.
To learn more about McNeilus innovations, stop by booth 1673.
Goodyear to Provide “Sneak Preview” of New Waste Haul Tire
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will hold a special “sneak preview” of its newest waste haul tire on June 2, at its Waste Expo booth (4501.)
The event, which starts at 3:30 p.m., will introduce Goodyear’s longest-wearing tire for waste haul trucks – a product the company believes will become “the go-to tire for waste haul fleets across North America,” says Andrea Russell, brand manager, Goodyear.
“Waste Expo is the ideal venue for the introduction of this tire, which will provide more miles to removal that any previous Goodyear waste haul tire, as well as other cost-reducing benefits that waste haul fleets require,” she adds.
“Goodyear’s goal is to help waste haul fleets reduce their operating costs and our new tire will do just that. We look forward to sharing more information at our booth on June 2.”
For more information about Goodyear’s Total Solution for waste haul fleets – including industry-leading products, best-in-class services and powerful information tools – visit www.goodyeartrucktires.com.
Jeanie Dubinski Named President of Big Truck Rental
Big Truck Rental, LLC. announced that Jeanie Dubinski will take over the role of President. Additionally, Ms. Dubinski will continue to serve on Big Truck Rental’s Board of Directors. Dubinski will oversee all aspects of Big Truck Rental’s business operations throughout North America and the Caribbean.
“Jeanie has been a strong and proven leader in the solid waste industry for the past seven (7) years,” said Scott Dols, CEO of Big Truck Rental. “The knowledge she brings of the solid waste business both public and private haulers has added significant value to our Company.”
“I am so proud to lead one of the most successful companies servicing the solid waste industry,” Dubinski said. “Big Truck Rental has a very exciting future and I am lucky to be a part of the team.”
Prior to Big Truck Rental, Dubinski was Chief Legal Officer of Waste Pro USA, Inc., where she oversaw all legal matters and assisted with various business lines, including the operational units of the company. She received Bachelor of Arts. from Youngstown State University, in Youngstown, Ohio, a Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University, College of Law, in St. Petersburg, Florida and a mini Executive MBA from Boston University and the Association of Corporate Counsel in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dubinski serves the National Waste & Recycling Association on the Board of the Women’s Council and Past-President of same. In addition, she serves as Co-Chair of the Future Industry Leaders Alliance.
BTR’s predominantly Heil garbage truck body fleet and their nationwide dealer network also play into Dubinski's strengths. With new innovative products at her disposal such as the Curotto-Can automated front loader, Heil CNG powered garbage trucks with the patented CNrG (Synergy) Tail-Gate, as well as refuse trucks equipped with Parker Runwise Hybrid Technology (which can cut fuel consumption and emissions up to 50%) added to BTR’s inventory, Dubinski will have the most complete and cutting edge product portfolio behind her supporting the customers’ needs.
RouteSmart Technologies to Debut New Product at WasteExpo
RouteSmart Technologies will debut a new product at WasteExpo. The new product – RouteSmart for ArcGIS® Standard Edition – is a highly functional and affordable solution for public works operations and private haulers seeking more efficient routes. RouteSmart Technologies’ waste management experts Jessica Cearfoss and Doug Hill will be on hand to demonstrate this new streamlined toolset and alternative ways to deploy hosted versions of RouteSmart in order to minimize IT investments of on-premise hardware.
RouteSmart for ArcGIS Standard Edition (RouteSmart Standard) provides the most important features of RouteSmart — the core toolset that all public works groups, large and small, rely on for creating improved, efficient routes — at a lower cost of entry than other route optimization systems.
RouteSmart Standard handles large-scale residential waste collection, recycling, commercial service, and other public works routing needs in an integrated package.
Some advantages of RouteSmart Standard include:
- Create routes based on driver territory preferences to center routes around familiar areas
- Create route territories based on desired number of routes with RouteSmart’s advanced solvers
- Quickly optimize route sequences to minimize travel distance for large residential routes
- Use Route Sets to model varying equipment sizes for smaller and larger vehicles
- Use the RouteSmart Export Wizard to send optimized route information to telematics systems
- Improve routes in very large service territories faster and more efficiently than with any other solution
New Way to Unveil New Front Loader Product.
New Way Trucks is currently making final preparations for the solid waste and recycling industry’s largest trade show, WasteExpo. The event, which takes place June 1-4, 2015 in Las Vegas, boasts the industry’s largest exhibit hall. The Iowa based refuse truck manufacturer will showcase four trucks in their booth (1390), including a King Cobra rear loader, ROTO PAC organics collection vehicle, Sidewinder automated side loader, and a brand new Mammoth front loader.
In addition to unveiling the new style front loader, New Way will feature four additional trucks at the 2015 WasteExpo, including a Diamondback rear loader in Hino booth 915, a ROTO PAC automated side loader in Freightliner booth 1831, a 16 yd Cobra in Peterbilt booth 2737 and an additional new style Mammoth front loader in McDevitt Mack booth 2597.
New Way, a large supporter of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), has also donated a 20 yd Cobra™ truck to the EREF that will be auctioned off at booth 4800. The charitable organization auction has raised more than $14 million to help fund and direct scientific research initiatives for waste management practices.
“We always look forward to the WasteExpo event. Not only does this event give our team a chance to meet one-on-one with attendees and prospective customers, but it also allows us the opportunity to showcase our newest innovations,” said Phil Allen, VP of Sales and Marketing. “We’ve seen tremendous growth due to interactions at WasteExpo and with the reveal of a new front loader at this year’s event, we’re excited to get in front of attendees.”
The New Way WasteExpo team, which will be comprised of authorized dealers, engineers and company executives, will be on hand to answer questions at booth 1390.
Make Garbage Truck Service Bays More Productive: Visit Rotary Lift at WasteExpo
Rotary Lift’s wireless Mach Series mobile column lifts provide unobstructed access to the pumps, hoses and other hydraulic components on refuse trucks. They can also be moved in and out of the service bay when not in use, which helps refuse fleet operators create a more versatile shop. Rotary Lift will have a wireless Mach Series mobile column lift in its booth at WasteExpo next month, so attendees can see firsthand all the benefits the lift offers. The lift will be holding a Heil PT 1000™ rear loader refuse collection vehicle in Rotary Lift booth 1031. WasteExpo runs June 2-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“Mach Series mobile column lifts are easy to operate and fast to set up, so users can efficiently conduct preventative maintenance checks and repairs,” says Doug Spiller, heavy-duty product manager for Rotary Lift. “Plus, they are completely portable. That means refuse fleet operators can add a lift to a flat bay without dedicating that space to a permanent lift. The Mach Series lift can be wheeled in and out of the bay as needed, or used throughout the facility. This unmatched versatility helps fleet operators maximize their often limited resources.”
Mach Series mobile column lifts are battery-operated and available with capacities of 13,000 lbs. or 18,000 lbs. per column. They can be ordered in sets of two, four, six or eight columns, so customers can buy the right amount of capacity for the vehicles they service. Since the columns are positioned outside each wheel, Mach Series mobile column lifts provide unlimited access to service under-vehicle hydraulic components.
Rotary Lift’s WasteExpo booth will also include an 18,000 lb. capacity jack stand designed for heavy-duty vehicles, and the MW-500 mobile wheel lift. The MW-500 wheel lift can raise, transport and position any size wheel or tire weighing up to 500 lbs., allowing one technician to complete heavy-duty wheel and tire jobs that usually require two or more people.
To learn more about Mach Series mobile column lifts and the full line of heavy-duty Rotary Lift products, stop by Rotary Lift booth 1031 at WasteExpo, contact your local Rotary Lift distributor, visit www.rotarylift.com/LIFTS/Mobile-Columns or call (800) 640-5438. You can also find Rotary Lift on Facebook, www.facebook.com/RotaryLift and Twitter, twitter.com/RotaryLift. Check out Rotary Lift videos on Vimeo, http://vimeo.com/groups/rotary.
Loadman On-Board Scales Partners with Trux to Deliver Integrated Data Solution To Haulers
Creative Microsystems Inc., a global leader of on-board truck scales and developer of LoadMan weighing systems and TRUX Route Management Systems Inc., a leading software solutions provider for the waste and recycling industry, today announced a technology partnership and integration. The partnership provides mutual customers a comprehensive solution delivering accurate, real-time customer, load and route data to the driver and back-office instantly.
“We’re very pleased to expand our partner network by adding TRUX, a respected and proven route and waste management software solution,” said Larry Santi, founder and president of Creative Microsystems Inc. “Our goal is to help our customers drive efficiency and profitability by providing them with the technology they need to accurately measure loads, collect data, and easily analyze for better business results. We’re happy to come together with another industry leader like TRUX to deliver an integrated solution.”
LoadMan on-board truck scales are simple to install on the full range of refuse trucks and work seamlessly with TRUX software applications. Patented weigh-in-motion technology from LoadMan accurately weighs each load, net vehicle weight and provides a date and time stamp. The TRUX Driver Assist application works on any Android-enabled tablet in the cab and transfers data real-time to the back office for immediate use and analysis.
“The LoadMan/TRUX solution has dramatically improved our ability to create efficiencies, automate processes – many of which used to be manual – and better manage our business,” said Vince Moceri, president of Windsor Disposal Services. “Our drivers can now solely focus on their routes, while data is being collected automatically and sent to our back office. The integration is seamless and we’re very pleased with the reliability, accuracy and ease-of-use of the system. Both companies stand behind their products and are always available to for guidance and support.”
“The TRUX/LoadMan solution has closed a substantial gap. It is now possible to obtain accurate, real-time on-board weights from the field with a cost-effective solution. Reliable and accurate weights from LoadMan allow TRUX to dynamically charge for overweight containers in real time as well as establish accurate profitability on all commercial services,” said David Ische, vice president of sales and marketing at TRUX.
“We’re excited to partner with LoadMan on-board scales, one of the most advanced and reliable truck scales on the market. It’s a perfect complement to the TRUX solution,” Ische added.
LoadMan and TRUX will be exhibiting at Waste Expo in June (booths 1557 and 1537, respectively).
See the New CS9000 CollecStar ASL at WasteExpo
General contractor W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. recently completed a state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility (MRF) site in Sun Valley for Athens Services. Athens Services is a longtime Southern California community partner providing waste collection and recycling services for over 50 years. The project was designed by industry respected architect J. R. Miller & Associates. The architectural firm was involved throughout the construction process and was instrumental in coordinating the project with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.
Completion of this project embodies a new age of processing and handling waste material in Southern California and raises the bar for waste management. Athens Services’ new sophisticated waste separation facility is the first of its kind in Southern California and will have a significant environmental impact on the Sun Valley community and the City of Los Angeles.
The fully enclosed operation totaling 87,081 sq. ft., constructed on an improved 4.9 acre brownfield, is completely enveloped with commercial high-speed doors and a misting system to minimize odor, dust, and storm impacts. Built using green building techniques and currently seeking LEED Silver certification, the facility is furnished with a solar power collection system, features the latest energy efficient technology available to the industry, and is capable of handling 1500 tons of mixed commercial and residential waste on a daily basis.
The C39000 will be featured in booth 1949.
News in Brief
Planet Earth Promotions
Stop by booth 1794 to see the latest environmentally friendly and Waste related promotional items. We've got several specials and offers for you. We can imprint your logo on any type of promotional product that you might use for your marketing and branding purposes!
Fire Rover is a self-contained unit that detects and extinguishes fires via the Internet! This a brand new technology. The system automatically detects hotspots before a fire starts, and blasts industry's only dual UL listed foam at the hotspot to stunt the fire. Literally, No more fires ever!
Oakmont Capital Services
Oakmont Capital Services provides business and commercial financing and leasing. We are booth 1094 and are giving away a new IPad Air2 at our booth. In addition to the new IPad Air2, every application a person fills out will be entered to win a $500 Visa Gift Card.
Ikusi USA Inc.
The new Ikusi radio remote control subsidiary in the United States will be up and running in March 2015. This subsidiary will have a technical sales office and distribution center in Pittsburgh, which will further boost the presence of Ikusi in the US market.
The importance of the US remote control market, which is one of the most dynamic in the world, combined with a desire to substantially increase the share of the market, has prompted Ikusi to take the step of creating its own branch, Ikusi USA Inc.
As in the rest of the world, the purpose of the US office is to address both industrial crane manufacturers and the mobile equipment sector. The mobile sector presents ample opportunities for growth. The aim initially will be on improving awareness of the Ikusi brand and, of course, on implementing a progressive growth process which will turn North America into one of Ikusi's main markets.
The value proposition for the US market revolves around service, customization and technology: products which are safe, reliable and competitive; an efficient and speedy after-sales service provided by a professional support team, and the fact that Ikusi is renowned for being highly flexible and customizing equipment in order to meet the particular needs of customers, thereby making it the ideal technology partner.
See our GreenGood Composter in action reducing food waste within 24 to 48 hours at booth 3557. Dealers and distributors wanted.
Sustainable Alternative Feed Enterprises (SAFE)
A limited supply of SAFE dog treats will be available at WasteExpo 2015. Those who visit the SAFE booth (3668) will learn how the SAFE process is used to convert food scraps into 3 commodities: water, FOG, and a dry feed product.
In celebration of FINN's 80th Anniversary, we're offering a Waste Expo special with savings on our specialized landfill equipment. The FINN LF120 and LF170 models can help extend the life of your landfill.
Conn Maciel Carey PLLC
Eric Conn is proud to announce the launch in the fall of 2014 of Conn Maciel Carey PLLC, a boutique law firm focused on OSHA and Employment Law issues. Our national OSHA Practice Group has always been a partner to the waste and recycling Industry, and we're thrilled now to continue that partnership under the banner of our new law firm. This year at WasteExpo, Eric Conn will present to the General Session and the Healthcare Waste Institute about important OSHA issues facing the Waste Industry.