April 2018 Issue

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In the Spotlight

Athens Services: Four Generations of Innovation

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/in-the-spotlight-athens-services-four-generations-of-innovation/

From humble beginnings to the largest independent recycling and solid waste services company in Los Angeles County, Athens Services has introduced near-zero emissions vehicles to its fleet, continued to use innovative technology to process mixed waste and to enhance recyclability and has been at the forefront of the organics movement, while also celebrating the many people that have given their entire career to work with the organization.

 

Trucks

4 Tips for Enhancing the Safety of Your Fleet

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/4-tips-for-enhancing-the-safety-of-your-fleet/

Equipment and drivers are essential to any fleet’s safety, productivity and long-term profitability. Investing in the best combination can go a long way toward building a successful and safety-conscious business.

Curtis Dowart

 

Facilities Planning and Design

Looking at an Expansion or New Facility? The Initial Feasibility Phase Can Make or Break You

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/looking-at-an-expansion-or-new-facility-the-initial-feasibility-phase-can-make-or-break-you/

What required items should be considered in this phase and what partners should you add to your team in order to start your project off on the right foot? 

Jeff Eriks

 

Transfer Stations/MRFs

From Material Handling to Tires: Best Practices in Transfer Stations and MRFs

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/from-material-handling-to-tires-best-practices-in-transfer-stations-and-mrfs/

Using proper best practices for transfer station and MRF operations will increase production and efficiencies while keeping maintenance, fuel and floor costs low.

Tom Griffith

 

Vehicle Safety

How to Maximize the Safety for Waste Trucks and Operators

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/how-to-maximize-the-safety-for-waste-trucks-and-operators/

Knowing safety inside and out.

Amy Ahn

 

Training

Effective Safety Training is by Design

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/effective-safety-training-is-by-design/

Safety training is an investment that will pay dividends in the long run through lower worker’s compensation rates and lower overall labor costs. A well-designed safety training program will help prevent injuries, prevent regulatory citations, improve moral and lower worker turnover rates.

Lloyd Andrew

 

Financing

Banks Vs. Private Lenders

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/banks-vs-private-lenders/

Looking at leasing and business financing companies rather than a bank-only option.

Gregory Oestreich

 

Truck Equipment

How Video Technology is Exonerating Drivers and Streamlining Operations in the Waste and Recycling Industry

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/how-video-technology-is-exonerating-drivers-and-streamlining-operations-in-the-waste-and-recycling-industry/

With a wide range of vehicle and safety technologies available, video-based safety programs have emerged at the forefront, and many progressive waste and recycling fleets have realized the safety and cost benefits of the technology.

Jason Palmer

 

Scales

Selecting a Solid Waste Truck Scale

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/selecting-a-solid-waste-truck-scale/

Essential considerations for buying the right truck scale for Your weighing operation.

Caleb Tidball

 

Carts/Containers

Designing Waste Containers for Wildlife

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/designing-waste-containers-for-wildlife/

When planning for waste management … don’t forget about the animals!

Gary Jonsson

 

Equipment Strategies

Equipment Considerations for New Haulers

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/equipment-considerations-for-new-haulers/

Getting started in the waste hauling business is an exciting and often daunting proposition, but doing your homework, knowing your costs and finding the right equipment will go a long way toward achieving your goals.

Kirk Warren

 

Container Management

Reducing Container Accidents

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/container-management-reducing-container-accidents/

Using a container attachment for commercial rear load containers ensures the operator can safely dump 1 to 6 yard containers faster and with less effort than the traditional cable winch. By making them the standard equipment on your rear loaders, you can help to reduce accidents in your operations.

Terry Amick

 

Data Management

How Data Can Boost Your Waste Hauling Business

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/how-data-can-boost-your-waste-hauling-business/

The transition of the waste management industry to a data-driven industry will only make the waste collection process more efficient. This efficiency brings a double benefit as haulers and municipalities and clients could save money by introducing IoT technology to industry in need of a revamp.

Nadav Lesham and Yonni Myers

 

Route Optimization

Five Myths about Route Optimization in Solid Waste

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/five-myths-about-route-optimization-in-solid-waste/

Route optimization can deliver big savings for solid waste operators, but don’t be misled by some of the myths.

Jean-François Moneyron

 

Smart Technologies

Haulers Get Competitive with Smart Sensor Tech

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/haulers-get-competitive-with-smart-sensor-tech/

Connected technology and full transparency are driving an overhaul in the waste management sector—all thanks to the Industrial Internet of Things.

Julian Mossanen

 

Carts/Containers

Helping End Users Select the Best Option for Debris Removal for their Project

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/helping-end-users-select-the-best-option-for-debris-removal-for-their-project/

The debris removal industry is large enough for everyone to have their niche but through clear communication, customers can find the solution providers that will make their lives easier.

Paul DiSpazio

 

Safety Case Study

Municipalities Save Lives with Truck Side Guards

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/municipalities-save-lives-with-truck-side-guards/

Lightweight safety barriers retrofit onto trucks to help prevent rear wheel crush hazard to cyclists and pedestrians.

 

Tires Case Study

Attention to Detail Increases Tire Life

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/attention-to-detail-increases-tire-life/

Matching tires to operational challenges faced every day.

Seth Walters

 

Guest Commentary

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—Section 41 and Section 179: Windfall for the Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste and Recycling Industries

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-section-41-and-section-179-windfall-for-the-solid-waste-hazardous-waste-and-recycling-industries/

The waste industry should consistently and diligently work to solve the waste crisis by seeking out existing waste technologies or initiate research and development of new waste technologies to minimize the load on landfills.

Tony Nocito and Marco Nocito

 

Engine Case Study

Studies Prove Electric: Trash Mechanical Fans for New Engine Cooling Tech

https://wasteadvantagemag.com/studies-prove-electric-trash-mechanical-fans-for-new-engine-cooling-tech/

By replacing today’s large single mechanical fan with a series of smaller electric fans, this new electric cooling approach accounts for fuel economy improvements upwards of 18 percent, thereby lowering emissions.

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