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Florida’s Miami-Dade County Adds 29 Hybrid Waste TrucksFlorida’s Miami-Dade County Adds 29 Hybrid Waste Trucks

Allan Gerlat

November 20, 2014

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Florida’s Miami-Dade County Adds 29 Hybrid Waste Trucks

Miami-Dade County is adding 29 hybrid waste trucks to its fleet.

The Florida county will now operate 64 hybrid waste trucks with this purchase, which uses Cleveland-based Parker Hannifin Corp.’s RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System in the Highland Park, Ill.-based Autocar E3 hybrid refuse truck. It is the county’s third purchase of the trucks, according to a Parker Hannifin news release.

The RunWise-equipped waste trucks capture more than 71 percent of a vehicle’s otherwise-lost braking energy, which can save up to 4,300 gallons of fuel per year per truck, Parker Hannifin said. The system can reduce fuel consumption by up to 50 percent.

Waste companies also can rent the Autocar E3 truck with RunWise technology through Big Truck Rental.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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