Joint announcement with McNeilus Trucks

We issued a joint announcement with McNeilus Trucks today that highlighted two key themes. Number one – the Street Smart Vision 10 (SSV10) system that combines McNeilus refuse collection vehicles with FleetMind’s mobile onboard computer and DVR platform is gaining rapid traction in the market place. 15 new customers in 2016! Number two – it… Continue Reading »


Understanding Internet of Things (IoT) buzz and how it affects waste collection

IoT revolves around increased machine-to-machine communication. Built on cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors, it delivers a mobile, virtual and immediate connection. And it has the power to make everything “smart”. According to Cisco, 500 billion devices are expected to be connected to the Internet by 2030. Each device includes sensors that collect data,… Continue Reading »


Fleet safety is a number one priority for all sorts of fleets

Fleet safety is a number one priority for all sorts of fleets — public transit, emergency, work and industrial, military vehicles and more. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic fatalities in the U.S. jumped 7.7 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. Further data indicates that 94 percent of crashes… Continue Reading »


What return on investment (ROI) can we expect from smart trucking system implementation?

Most waste management fleet managers expect smart trucks to be more responsive, more profitable, safer and greener. Richard Knight, COO at Knight Waste Services in Fort Worth, TX, wanted to optimize service quality and achieve the performance targets established by his municipal partner. Knight realized that they needed much more detailed and comprehensive fleet monitoring… Continue Reading »


It is easy being “green”

With all due respect to Kermit the Frog and his “It’s not easy being green” song, being green just got a whole lot easier with “smart truck” technologies that deliver tangible environmental benefits to the waste management industry. ABI Research cites such benefits as over 12 percent increases in service profitability, 13 percent improvements in… Continue Reading »


Safety Risks of Distracted Drivers

In a recent Waste 360 article, Daniel Katt, corporate loss control manager for Rumpke Waste & Recycling, says that every driver has to realize: “I am driving a 60 000 pound tank. I’ve got to pay full attention to everything that’s going on here or somebody could get killed, including me.” Waste fleet drivers have… Continue Reading »


Waste fleet accident stats

In our experience, safety is a number one concern for both municipal waste organizations and private haulers. An article published in HealthDay indicates that between 1980 and 1992, 450 sanitation workers died in incidents involving refuse collection: two third of these deaths were vehicle related. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics cited in the article, the… Continue Reading »


RFID reader integration

Smart truck systems designed to meet the needs of the waste management industry provide an extensive selection of integration options to complement a refuse vehicle’s capabilities. One of these is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems integration. In a nutshell, RFID systems use radio frequency to identify automatically tagged items such as bins or containers. Their… Continue Reading »