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.

Comments

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

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

 

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Recent Topics

Hello to all the members I am checking to see if anyone is using a company for GPS/AVL called Fleet Complete (AT&T)? I would like to...

View Topic

Is a bachelor's degree truly necessary in order to become a fleet manager, or does achieving certification as a CAFM or equivalent carry...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1134 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Lynott was formerly manager of vehicle remarketing and fleet analytics for Emkay, Inc. Today, he is the director of strategic account management for the company. 

Read more