Petersen Industries introduced its Route Assistant knuckleboom, an option for the company’s TL-3 trash truck loader and body. It incorporates a side-loading trough to the front of the dump body and can be a full-trough system or half-trough and cart tipper. The trough can be used to quickly pick up small piles of sticks or leaves by hand, and the cart tipper can be used for missed cans on the route.

It is available on a standard or stand-up-right-hand-drive chassis.