Equipment

Fla. City Considers Automating Garbage Trucks

November 04, 2013

Photo courtesy of City of Venice, Fla.
Photo courtesy of City of Venice, Fla.

Venice, Fla., elected leaders are considering equipping city garbage trucks with mechanical arms to take the burden off drivers who now load each trash can by hand.

A Tampa-based consulting firm has recommended that the city purchase the automated truck attachments and wheeled garbage carts for nearly 9,000 households at a cost of $525,000, reports the Herald-Tribune.

In the past five years, Venice sanitation workers had 29 accidents on the job, which resulted in $21,132 in workers' compensation claims.

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  1. 1. adb [ November 04, 2013 @ 04:19PM ]

    Sheesh: A process that has been used by progressive fleet managers for over 30 years.

 

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