The Hydraulic Hybrid Fleet
Wednesday, September 19 saw the unveiling of a new and exciting step towards continued sustainability by Waste Industries. Partnered with the City of Goodlettsville, Parker-Hannifin, Autocar, and Bridgeport, Waste Industries unveiled the all-new Hybrid collection vehicle.
But this is no ordinary Hybrid.
Sure, it’s stocked with the Hybrid technology we are all familiar with; it utilizes 40-60% less diesel fuel than the standard diesel counterpart, produces 50-55 tons fewer emissions per year, and has a brake life that is projected to extend for the entire life of the vehicle, but it also possesses that little extra spark of enthusiasm that pairs beautifully with the Waste Industries drive for sustainability. And all of that comes right back to the brake life.
So why is the brake life so important? Well, it’s in the brakes that this truck takes standard Hybrid technology and blows it clean out of the water. When the Hydraulic Hybrid Truck applies the brakes, energy is captured, stored, and reused to power the vehicle. Every single time the truck stops, it effectively stores the power it’ll need to keep going.
What makes it even better is that the system that’s designed to recapture and store the energy produced from breaking is so sophisticated that it makes the truck run substantially quieter than a standard diesel powered vehicle. This means that the hydraulic hybrid truck is not only better for the environment, but it’s quieter on your roads as we service your local area.
The Hydraulic Hybrid fleet is making its debut for Waste Industries in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, with an initial launch of two trucks, but you can rest assured that thanks to welcome support similar to our Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet in other parts of America, these trucks will continue to grow as vital assets in our waste hauling process.
At Waste Industries, we are always striving to find the next sustainable solution to ensuring a Greener, more cost-effective method of collection waste for our customers. With our Hydraulic Hybrid Fleet, we’re going further by stopping smarter.