At the beginning of January, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based company added a fully automated Autocar truck, complete with a robotic claw on the side to lift and empty waste containers, to its residential trash service. This energy efficient vehicle actually exceeds the Environmental Protection Agency's 2010 vehicle emissions standards required for all road trucks, and is certified as a clean idle vehicle.
While the company still has manual trucks in operation, the new 2016 Autocar truck is the latest automated addition to the fleet, part of a plan to boost the company's commitment to green practices.
"Not every residential and commercial garbage pickup service is putting a high priority on going green, and we think this is what makes Arrowaste different from the competition," says Arrowaste General Manager Russell Boersma.
In addition to the new vehicle, Arrowaste currently has four more trucks on order, which also meet the EPA's standards. These vehicles are expected to be put into service by the end of 2016.
"We're always looking for new ways to make our fleet and our trash disposal more environmentally friendly and fuel efficient, while also making sure our routes are more efficient as well," continues Boersma.
With five new trucks on the road two for commercial use and two more non-automated for their residential fleet Arrowaste plans to further improve its route efficiency with the newest and greenest trucks on the road today.
Arrowaste is a full service, independent company servicing residential, industrial, and commercial services throughout southwest Michigan; they also offer temporary dumpsters. Arrowaste recycles, helping to reduce carbon footprints and preserve the environment. To learn more, visit http://www.arrowaste.com.
Original source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/02/prweb13210109.htm