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Why trucks are crucial to the war on waste

Australia is increasingly becoming a more conscientious nation when it comes to thinking about the impact we’re having on the planet. These days people are trying to recycle more, use less, and remember to bring their own bags when they do the weekly food shop.

This is great news for all of us, and it has opened up tremendous scope for the trucking industry—because all that stuff we’re recycling has to get from our house to the recycling centres somehow.

For most people, the job is done as soon as they put the yellow bin next to the curb, but there is still plenty that needs to happen to make sure all those bottles, cans, paper and other recyclables get to the right place. And that’s where the trucks come in.

At the recent Waste and Recycling Expo in Sydney, there were plenty of waste-removal trucks on display from major manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz and Isuzu—as well as technology and innovation from brands like BINGO, SuperiorPAK and Caterpillar.

Some of the improvements being implemented to cope with the increasing demand of waste-removal trucks include a new blind-spot monitoring system, as well as new weight-measuring technology for lift arms.

The expo was designed to highlight everything revolutionary that is coming for the world of waste recycling, and there is no doubt that the trucks that do so much of the grunt work have not missed out on plenty of the bells and whistles.  

It is truly a revolutionary time to be a part of the trucking industry.

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