Revolutionizing Waste Management through GPS Fleet Management & Telematics

In the waste management industry, efficiency, timeliness, and precision are crucial. An unexpected issue can interrupt the entire schedule, causing an accumulation of waste, unhappy customers, and environmental hazards.

This is where GPS Fleet Management and Telematics shine, serving as a transformative solution for the waste management industry.

GPS Fleet Management and Telematics services are advanced systems that provide real-time information about vehicle location, driver behaviour, engine diagnostics, and more. By leveraging these technologies, waste management companies can optimize their operations, reduce costs, improve customer service & driver safety, and contribute to environmental sustainability. This blog outlines the key features & benefits of fleet management and explains why the waste management industry should look into fleet management today.


Key features

Real-Time Tracking & Geo-fencing:


These systems provide real-time updates on the location of all vehicles in the fleet. Managers can monitor routes, ensure timely pickups and deliveries, and easily respond to any changes or urgent action items. Geo-fencing allows for the creation of virtual perimeters for specific areas. If a vehicle enters or leaves these areas, managers receive instant notifications. This is particularly useful in waste management for monitoring and ensuring adherence to designated collection routes.


Route Optimization:

One of the major challenges in waste management is planning efficient routes. GPS Fleet Management systems can analyze traffic patterns, road conditions, and other parameters to suggest the most efficient routes. This can significantly reduce fuel costs and improve the timeliness of waste collection.

Driver Behavior Monitoring:

driver behaviour telematics

Telematics systems can monitor various driver behaviors such as speeding, hard braking, quick acceleration, and idle time. These insights help in promoting safer driving habits, reducing the risk of accidents, and prolonging vehicle life.


Vehicle Health Monitoring:

These systems can monitor vehicle health in real-time, providing data on engine performance, oil levels, tire pressure, and more. This helps in proactive maintenance, preventing costly breakdowns and reducing downtime.


Regulatory Compliance:

Many telematics systems also support compliance with local and national regulations, such as hours-of-service (HOS) rules, emission standards, and more. This can significantly reduce administrative burden and risk for waste management companies.


Custom Reporting:

GPS Fleet Management and Telematics provide a ton of data, but what do you do with it? Our systems offer customizable reporting features that allow you to focus on the metrics that matter most to your operations, whether it’s fuel usage, driver behaviour, route efficiency, or any other key performance indicators.


Questionable Complaints:

Video telematics protects waste operators from questionable complaints and streamlines the investigation of and response to genuine claims. Footage and supporting vehicle data can be accessed immediately using our cloud-based IoT platform, which can also identify areas of improvement to working and driver behaviour to improve safety and fuel efficiency.



Each of these features provides tangible benefits to the waste management industry, making GPS Fleet Management and Telematics an essential tool for companies looking to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance service quality.



Operational Efficiency:

One of the most significant benefits of GPS Fleet Management and Telematics is improved operational efficiency. With real-time tracking, managers can track waste collection vehicles, ensuring they adhere to their routes and schedules. If a vehicle breaks down or a road is blocked, alternative routes can be planned instantly.

Additionally, telematics provides comprehensive data on driver behaviour like idling, harsh braking, or speeding. This insight helps in promoting safer driving habits, reducing the risk of accidents and lowering maintenance costs.


Cost Reduction:

Fuel and maintenance costs are significant expenditure items for any waste management company. A GPS Fleet Management system can drastically reduce these costs. It can identify inefficient routes and propose more optimal ones, reducing fuel consumption. It can also monitor engine performance, alerting you to maintenance issues before they become costly repairs.


Improved Customer Service:

With GPS Fleet Management, companies can provide precise collection times to customers, significantly improving service quality. If a delay occurs, customers can be informed promptly. This level of transparency builds trust and enhances customer satisfaction.


Environmental Sustainability:

By optimizing routes and reducing idle times, GPS Fleet Management systems can significantly reduce CO2 emissions, aligning your operations with global sustainability goals.


Enhance Safety:

dash camera video telematics

Waste operators are usually operated in different types of hazardous situations such as driving in narrow streets in built-up areas with parked vehicles, other road users and members of the public. If waste operators don’t have visibility of what has happened, this could lead to false claims that result in costly claims. Video telematics ensures added visibility and control, providing waste businesses with the highest levels of safety, efficiency and brand protection. Footage and supporting vehicle data from video telematics can be accessed immediately through a cloud-based IoT platform, which can also identify areas of improvement in working and driver behaviour to improve safety and fuel efficiency.


Staying on the Leading Edge of Waste Fleet Management Technology

Astreon fleet management

In an increasingly competitive environment, companies need to leverage technology to maintain their base and grow the business. Our GPS Fleet Management system offers advanced features like predictive analytics, which uses historical data to predict future trends and challenges. Our systems can also integrate with your existing software, creating a seamless and comprehensive management solution.

We understand that every waste management company has unique needs, and our solutions are designed to be flexible and customizable. Partner with us transform your waste management operations, creating more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly processes.

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The Benefits of Fleet Telematics in other industries

Many of our readers are well versed in transportation telematics technology and benefit from it’s services every day.  You understand GPS Tracking, how it works, fuel data, OBDII and JBUS ports, driver behavioral data, etc.  Some may overlook a few features and services that could really benefit your business.  In this article, we cover a few topics that can benefit you.


Telematics Market Value

Transport telematics has grown rapidly in the last 10-15 years. This steady growth continues as it is expected to hit US$ 441.5 billion by 2030, poised to grow at a CAGR of 21.3% from 2021 to 2030.

telematics market share

The government rules and regulations for vehicle telematics, as well as a rise in the popularity of connectivity options, are propelling the market growth of automotive telematics. The automotive telematics industry is growing due to the simplicity with which vehicles can be diagnosed due to telematics systems.(REFERENCE RESEARCH)


Exploring the IoT landscape

Below we examine several other industries from the IoT market segments chart above to brainstorm how to leverage transport telematics expertise in adjacent fields.


Let’s take a segment that seemingly has little to do with transport telematics — Energy. Global energy prices have been soaring in the past 12 months. Historically, economically turbulent times trigger the development of versatile cost-saving products, including fleet management platforms that allow monitoring and optimizing fuel consumption, streamlining operational processes, minimizing administrative overhead, etc.


Cold chain

Traditionally, cold chain telematics is leveraged to monitor whether the temperature does not go above a certain threshold and to prevent spoilage of goods, pharmaceuticals, etc. What is often overlooked however is that it also makes a lot of sense to monitor that the temperature does NOT go below certain thresholds to save energy.

cold chain

The ideal temperature in the freezer for a retail fridge is -17°C. A fridge normally would consume 1kWh of electricity per day on average. However, if the temperature drops by just 3-4 degrees to -20 or -21°C, the energy consumption DOUBLES to 2kWh per day. Imagine if your company operates hundreds or thousands of commercial fridges or reefer trailers, you are wasting energy unnecessarily.

Keeping the temperature too low results in wasting thousands of kWh of energy per day, which translates into substantial unnecessary expenses.

Most owners or fleet managers working in this field tend to solely focus on preventing spoilage of the products as if that happens, the company’s is liable for lost goods. However, expanding the focus to also avoiding unnecessarily low temperatures can contribute to significant energy and money savings over time.


Telematics we offer:

GV600 LTE Series by Queclink


The GV600 series (LTE) is a ruggedized waterproof GNSS trackers specially designed for the trailer, tanker, reefer and flatbed truck tracking. This device supports both wired and wireless temperature sensors.  The series leverages LTE Cat M1/NB1 network on multiple bands for operation globally with fallback to GPRS.



TLP2-SFB by Topfly Tech

TLP2-SFB topflytech

TLP2-SFB large solar-powered asset tracker with BLE for reefers and containers not only provides real-time location updates but also transmits data collected from BLE sensors, such as temperature, humidity, and door open.

  • Limitless power from solar
  • Real-time location and temperature monitoring
  • Alerts when the device is unmounted, starts/stops moving, high/low temperature, etc.
  • Asset door status monitoring
  • Up to 40 sensors can work with the tracker at the same time, unlimited sensors can be paired with the tracker.



Agriculture has seen a big demand for optimization through smart technology under the pressure of climate change, fluctuating commodity prices, rising interest rates, growing population, and labour cost and availability.

Telematics and GPS provide agricultural workers & managers with transparent data on fields, crops, and their processing. Having specific information and insight on hand, users can effectively plan and improve agribusiness processes as well as driver further efficiencies. Monitoring and tracking the movement and location of tractors, seed planters, harvesters, and mowers or even optimizing field cultivation are now easily organized and controlled by Hecterra solution.

We posted the Hecterra in-depth article that introduces its function and benefits. Read the blog and find out how it helps improve filed works efficiency:


Waste management

A similar approach with BLE sensors can be applied to municipal IoT projects, e.g. in waste management — garbage trucks are equipped with GPS trackers and trash containers are equipped with BLE beacons verifying bin servicing intervals and time, along with location and identity of each bin.


Telematics we offer:

Blue PUCK MOV by ELA Innovation


Blue PUCK MOV – Adapted to harsh industrial environments, the Blue PUCK MOV is a robust & compact beacon featuring an integrated motion sensor. Bluetooth technology compliant, it transmits data within a radius of 500 meters, with battery life reaching up to 19 years.



TLP1 Series by Topfly Tech


Topflytech TLP1-P is a 4G LTE portable GPS tracker with a function button and rechargeable battery. The device features AGPS support, MQTT support, motion-controlled operations, 4800mAh rechargeable Li-Pol battery,  FOTA, an SOS button, a waterproof IP67 casing, built-in light & temperature sensor, and more. Suitable for 4G LTE Cat M1 / NB-IoT / EGPRS networks.


Future-proof your telematics business

These are just some basic examples of how leveraging telematics in other industries can have massive benefits and impact.

Using telematics integrated with fleet management, you can track your vehicles, monitor their performance, and ensure that they are on the right path. You can also access real-time data that will allow you to make informed decisions about how to best manage your fleet.

In addition, we offer over 20 business-specific companion application solutions, such as scheduled transportation management, fleet inspections, last mile delivery service, maintenance management, driver behaviour monitoring, transit agriculture, and much more. We help your telematics business future-proof and launch more diverse IoT solutions.

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