Casella Waste Systems Enhances Fleet Operations and Sustainability

FleetMind helps Casella operate efficiently and responsibly with on-board computing systems.

Waste executives and fleet managers are always looking for ways to run better, more efficient and more sustainable operations. Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, VT, accomplished this and more by implementing a fleet management solution. Casella provides solid waste, recycling and resource management services in seven Northeastern U.S. states. Casella’s operations include 7 recycling facilities, 12 disposals facilities, 31 collection operations and 29 transfer stations. Casella makes it a business strategy to create sustainable value beyond the traditional disposal model.

In keeping with their vision for company-wide operational innovation and excellence, Casella was looking for a fleet management solution that would support the company’s high standards for sustainability and service. Specifically, they wanted to improve the quality of their customer experience, as well as deliver real environmental health benefits through the improved vehicle efficiencies.

Casella selected FleetMind’s solution for waste and recycling organizations that includes tools for onboard computing, fleet mapping, reporting and analysis, driver direction, automated service verification, wireless communications, and more. Casella started with a small pilot deployment in July 2008 to test the system and implemented a phased rollout of the system to more than 150 Casella collection vehicles and 11 sites. The implementation included both hardware and software installations in vehicles and offices, and back-office systems integration.

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Most notably, Casella has seen measurable improvements to customer service updates, data accuracy and overall productivity. Their fleet has become greener, safer and more responsive. Overall efficiency has improved with 24/7 visibility and real-time decision making.

“Customers will benefit from our enhanced ability to now provide “real-time” on-route information, while we can all breathe easier knowing that our FleetMind-equipped vehicles are helping us reduce vehicle mileage and fuel consumption, as well as overall greenhouse gas emissions.”
Mike Brennan, Director of Operations & Maintenance, Casella Waste

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