Garbage collection is one of the most important aspects of keeping a city clean, healthy and hygienic. But other than taking out the trash and separating our garbage, there’s little else to be done from our end. Most of the work takes place with the help of the good old reliable garbage truck and the people collecting the trash. Las Cruces Utilities is one of the first companies to take technology to the garbage truck. By installing GPS trackers in their trucks, they are revolutionizing the garbage collection system.
It works like this – when every truck has a GPS tracker, it changes the game. For one, routes are much easier to handle when GPS can tell you exactly where each truck is. This way, if someone missed a house or neighbourhood, the closest truck can simply be rerouted towards it. Along with adding organization to the system, it reduces fuel expenditure by quite a degree, which also helps to protect the environment. The biggest wastage of fuel takes place during idling. It may seem small, but LCU themselves claim that since they added GPS trackers to their trucks, they have saved almost $5000 on fuel.
Additionally, GPS trackers help you monitor your vehicles at all times. If they are in an unauthorized area or off route, you’re instantly notified of it. This saves a lot of time and it protects vehicles from theft or from being misused for personal reasons.
Now that the industry has seen the benefits of using GPS, it won’t be long before the trend catches on and everyone saves money, fuel and time.