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In the Spotlight:
Metro Nashville & Davidson County Public Works Department, Waste Management Program: Planning for the Future

Currently working on a long-term zero waste plan for Nashville and Davidson County, the Public Works Department works together to be proactive and look at ways that they can significantly reduce the waste being generated.

Fire Risk Mitigation
How to Reduce the Fire Risk Profile of Your Waste and Recycling Facility
Investment in tools like the fire detection and suppression systems, not only catch fires early in the process, but protects the insurance companies from the risk of an employee getting unnecessarily injured while fighting a fire. Insurance companies want to work with clients that take an organization-wide approach to mitigating their fire risk across all of their facilities and protecting their biggest assets.

Facilities Planning and Design: Determining When You Need Minor or Significant Repairs to Your Facility
At what point do you need to engage outside help for facility repairs on anything from concrete structures to metal structures and the litany of problems that can occur?

Management: Building a Memorable Brand
Your brand is one of your company’s most important investments. Even after the initial heavy lifting is over, avoid the temptation to set it and forget it. Make it a habit to revisit your strategy on a regular basis, to maintain your presence in the marketplace.

Personnel: Attracting and Retaining Exempt Talent in Today’s Job Market
Whether it is a maintenance manager or your next driver, commit to identifying what may be a fit for each unique job opportunity you have. You may find that an open mind to a non-traditional hire and an investment in training may be your best hire to date.

Financing: Could You Be Wasting Cash with the Wrong Financing Option?
Choosing the appropriate equipment financing options ensure that your business operations run smoothly and maintain capital for expansion is crucial

Landfills: Using Engineered Synthetic Turf for Storm Water Management at Landfill Sites
Using an engineered synthetic turf system to manage storm water at landfill sites addresses multiple issues while improving performance and reducing costs.

Smart Technologies: 3 Practical Ways to Improve Fleet Efficiency with IoT Technology

Powerful telematics gateways and cloud platforms are providing more and more sophisticated ways to capture and use real-time information about fleet vehicles. IoT technology helps improve internal and external communications, efficiency, response times and overall customer satisfaction.

Insurance Issues: Staying Focused: Mitigating Potential Increases at Your Next Renewal

If you are one of the lucky companies who has not had a lot of claims over the past several years, or you are working on getting your act cleaned up, there are a few things you should be doing to help deflect potential increases in your insurance.

Safety: Essential Steps to Drive Fleet Safety Forward

The safety of a fleet lies on the responsibility of a fleet manager or owner. In order to create a successful safety culture, the fleet must be equipped with the proper tools and also provide guidance and training.

Maintenance: Wheel Loader Maintenance for Landfill Applications 

If you stay on top of the daily and preventive maintenance that can be handled at the landfill, you can help increase machine uptime and productivity.

Food Waste Management: Food Waste Recycling: Where Will it All Go?

Food waste recycling is on the rise, yet today’s infrastructure has not kept up with demand for new end destinations.

Truck Equipment: Current Onboard Computer Technology Overview: Is Simple Better?

Onboard computer technology has now adapted to the needs of a variety of haulers, and it will be up to you to determine what is the best balance of features versus cost, time and difficulty to implement.

Landfills: Best Practices: How to Grow Your Landfill Operation Customer Base 

As the landfill industry continues to decline due to the Zero Waste movement, it is important to know how to grow your business and customer base.

Waste Conversion: Waste Conversion Technologies to the Rescue

With the resurgence of interest in waste conversion technologies, the future looks bright for energy and chemical creation from waste resources for which we currently have no markets.

Case Study: A Higher Level of Service

kmG breaks free from manual processes and streamlines their back-office operations with the AMCS Enterprise Management Solution.

Safety Brief: Keep It Moving: The Importance of Traffic Flow at Solid Waste Facilities
Traffic patterns at solid waste facilities must be designed to accommodate a wide variety of vehicles ranging from small pickup trucks to large transfer trailers. As trucks move in and out of the facility, a smooth, logical traffic pattern will keep vehicles moving and enhance the overall safety of the facility.

Maintenance: How to Select a Heavy-Duty Lubricant
It is vital that waste fleet managers and owners select the correct lubricant to ensure the protection of crucial engine components.

From the Experts: The Age of Digital
With the waste and recycling industry continuing to evolve, a few key points can help you move your business forward.