Fleet Efficiency

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Fleet Efficiency

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

With the 7th largest fleet in the nation, we know it’s important for us to continuously leverage technology to reduce emissions and optimize collections while also increasing efficiency and improving safety. These solutions are making a difference in our daily operations and helping to decrease our carbon footprint.

  • Delivering Safer and Faster Route Solutions: About 75% of our residential routes are fully-automated with single-operator collection trucks. This allows for our drivers to remain in the cab with less fatigue, less exposure to the elements and better visibility for hazards, while reducing our fuel usage. We’ve also provided our drivers with technology that helps them immediately report any collection issues to dispatch so that we can deliver a quick solution. This enhancement has improved customer communications and operational efficiencies.
     
  • Improving Visibility with Cameras: To further improve the efficiency and safety of our fleet, we’re installing state-of-the-art cameras on some of our trucks to help drivers see more of their surroundings and access data, as needed. These cameras provide extra assistance to our drivers and allow them to effectively navigate their trucks to help see the unforeseen. From kids on bikes, backing into tight spaces, changing lanes and more, these cameras provide greater visibility and record what’s going on around our trucks for added safety and security.
     
  • Advancing Route Planning Technology: Every day our fleet is servicing communities across the country. Finding the most efficient route helps ensure we are protecting our Blue Planet. We continue to advance our route planning technology for the betterment of our drivers and environment. Calculating smart and efficient travel plans decreases vehicular emissions, travel time and fuel consumption.

To learn more about Republic’s Sustainability initiatives, visit https://www.republicservices.com/sustainability

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