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The Advantages of Heil Garbage Trucks

When you work in the commercial trucking industry for a long time, there are some brands you come to trust the most. Just like how you might have a favorite manufacturer for your personal automobile, we’ve come to prefer some manufacturers over others when it comes to the garbage trucks we rent. As a business, we have…
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How Much Trash Can a Garbage Truck Hold?

How much trash a garbage truck can hold varies according to the type of vehicle. At the very high end of carrying capacity, some trucks can hold 15 tons of trash or more. A typical front loader can hold 40 cubic yards of refuse, which is equivalent to the size of 8 standard dumpsters. An average side…
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How Does a Garbage Truck Compactor Work?

By condensing garbage so that it takes up less space in the body of the vehicle, the garbage truck compactor increases the amount of trash that can be transported before being discharged, allowing waste hauling companies to maximize the number of daily pickups. How Garbage Truck Compactors Work The trash compactor has a compression chamber that runs…
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5 Garbage Truck Safety Tips to Implement Right Now

People don’t often realize just how dangerous it is to be a garbage collector. If you can imagine it, a driver has dealt with it, all while operating one of the most challenging and complicated vehicles on the road. That’s why every waste hauler knows that garbage truck safety training is essential. Here are some key fundamentals…
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4 Reasons Why You Should Start Tracking Your Trash Routes

Historically, the process of determining which garbage trucks travel on which routes has been a matter of paper maps, spreadsheets, and occasional phone calls. The advent of the Internet, however, has changed nearly every business and industry on the planet, and waste management is no different. GPS tracking, cloud-based data management, and specialized programs allow modern waste…
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Which Garbage Trucks Are the Best Fit for Your Waste Management Business?

Choosing the right garbage trucks for your waste management business is essential for lasting success. Here are three things to consider when making this all-important choice: The type of refuse you plan to haul The scale of your operations Your budget In this post, we’ll consider these three factors in greater detail. We’ll also explore why garbage…
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A Guide to the 4 Common Types of Garbage Trucks

To succeed in the waste hauling industry, it’s important to first know a little bit about the most common types of garbage trucks. They fall into four main categories: Front loader garbage trucks – which are used primarily to empty commercial waste bins, i.e., “dumpsters.” Side loader garbage trucks – these are used primarily for residential waste…
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Sanitation Safety: What Not to Throw Away

Certain types of waste should never be mixed in with common residential or commercial trash. Examples include: Household chemicals Batteries TVs Computers and computer monitors Medication Any item classified as hazardous waste This post will take a closer look at this important topic. In the meantime, please get in touch with us to learn more about our…
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4 Signs That It’s Time to Upgrade Your Refuse Truck Fleet

Here are four signs that it’s time to replace your current refuse truck fleet: When the cost of maintenance outweighs the benefits of hanging onto your vehicles. When you’re missing out on the advantages of newer technology. When you have the opportunity to upgrade your trucks’ safety features. When your trucks are more than 10 years old.…
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Understanding Heavy-duty Truck Classifications

Understanding Heavy-duty Truck Classifications A truck’s classification refers to the maximum weight load a truck can take, using what’s known as a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). A truck GVWR helps determine whether a truck is a light-, medium-, or heavy-duty vehicle. If you’re considering renting a truck with Big Truck Rental, we recommend learning about truck…
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