Safety Solutions Developed for the Specific Needs of Waste Vehicles

PRECO provides complete safety solutions for waste vehicles. Waste vehicles operate in confined and populated environments with an extreme amount of potential hazards. Over the past 5 years, the waste industry has suffered some of the highest casualty and property damage rates of any industry. The need for a safety solution that works is paramount. Where other technologies fail, PRECO’s radar sensors have been tested and proven to work–each and every time–reducing accidents and protecting the bottom line of our customers.

Blind zone safety starts with our intelligent radar technology . For most waste vehicles, one or more of PRECO’s PreView WorkSight or PreView Sentry radars, combined with the PreView Plus camera/monitor system for in-cab visual alerts will provide the best possible blind zone safety solution.

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Reducing Accidents in the Waste Industry

The waste and recycling collection industry is a necessity for modern day life. It is also one of most dangerous. In fact, the waste & recycling industry is the 5th most dangerous occupation in the United States. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), workers in solid waste collection were also in the top three job classifications to have the highest number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses, most caused by overexertion, being struck-by, striking against, or being compressed in equipment.

City of Bunnell Success in Safety Story

City of Bunnell Case Study Less than six months after he took over the City of Bunnell’s solid waste department, Perry Mitrano was subbing for one of his drivers and came within inches of killing someone. It was an anguished, unforgettable moment. And it reaffirmed to Mitrano, his department, and the residents of Bunnell that their modest investment in a PRECO Electronics PreView® Radar System was worth much more than the cost of the equipment itself.

Honolulu Disposal Success Story

Honolulu DisposalThe combination of frequent storms, tourists, hungry rodents, and corrosive ocean air poses a challenge for all truck fleets operating in Hawaii. But for Honolulu Disposal Service’s garbage disposal trucks, the challenges can be even greater. Its trucks typically operate in bad weather and early morning hours when visibility is poor. They navigate busy, narrow urban streets and alleys. And despite all of their warning signs and sounds, these hulking vehicles seem to go unnoticed as people make their way home, to work, and to the beach. Given these factors, the responsibility for safety lands squarely on the shoulders of Honolulu Disposal’s drivers. To help its drivers operate as safely as possible, Honolulu Disposal equips its trucks with cameras, and with PRECO Electronics’ PreView Radar systems.