Garbage truck Australia: there are lots of inefficiencies in commercial waste management and in the world of garbage truck routing and systems in Australia (and of course overseas also) – just like in all aspects of the wider logistics and transport / road haulage issues.



Waster is committed to delivering improvements to small and medium Australian business who require waste management and recycling depot services and in this regard we leave no stone un-turned.


Some experts on logistics and shipping argue that in the near future – we will see huge changes to any type of haulage- and of course garbage truck Australia services are no different.


What changes will we see in trucking and logistics?


Some changes we expect include – what now seems like science fiction – drones delivering parcels, 3d printing of items at home – and reduced garbage collection.


The changes in logistics will mean there is less rubbish to be removed – i.e. as 3d printing leaves much less waste (if any) than a traditional manufacturing process.


Items delivered by drone – that can not be printed – will also not be using traditional roads and trucking.


It certainly will be a brave new world!


A bit about Waster.


As you may be aware – we deliver all our services on flexible 30 day agreements and keep costs low for our customers by having no hidden costs or unexpected rate increases. You can check out our waste shop and compare prices for your required services by hitting the blue button at the bottom or top of this page.


You will be able to easily and quickly arrange all your waste and recycling services – on flexible 30 day agreements.



Interesting article with implications for garbage truck Australia


The specialist trucking and logistics online magazine Supplychain247 had a recent article called:  “Armstrong & Associates Highlights the Inaccuracy of the Term “Uber for Trucking


One of the key points from the article was:

This report shows the principle behind Digital Freight Matching may be simple, but the trucking industry is not. Domestic transportation is not a simple commodity. Complexities arise in the form of specialized equipment types, shipments transported via multiple modes, and necessary exception handling for service issues such as equipment breakdowns. Shipments are high-value and time sensitive. Placing an Uber-like app atop a complex industry doesn’t truly address the problem. Shippers and Carriers alike will be disappointed if this is the extent of the ‘solution.’”


garbage truck dimensions Australia


They concluded that though many people talk about Uber for trucking:

And based on feedback from its participating companies in the report, Armstrong explained that the majority of DFM providers do not imitate Uber and they also don’t consider themselves as Uber for Trucking players either, instead they consider themselves far more trucking-specific for things that are leveraged by Uber but with a trucking emphasis, including: algorithmic pricing, API map integration, track-and-trace, and mobile transactions – along with features specific to trucking, such as trip planning, digital document storage, and TMS integration.


Check out our recent blog on tech changes affecting waste management in Sydney and also in commercial waste bins.


See our blog on why sometimes bins get missed – in reliable waste management.



Garbage truck dimensions Australia and Garbage truck weight Australia


We are often asked about the garbage truck dimensions Australia and garbage truck weight Australia – by customers who are developing new facilities – or have limited space for truck access.



This can be particularly important when you are building a new structure – or seeking planning permission.


The standard weight of a front lift or rear lift garbage truck Australia is c. 20 metric tonnes.


Dimensions are as below for a rear lift truck:


Overall length – 8.0m

Overall width – 2.5m

Height during travel – 3.4m

Height during operation – 3.4m

Weight – when empty – 13 tonnes

Weight – payload – 9.5 tonnes

Turning circle – 25m