Leck Waste Services adds 3rd Eye vehicle data suite

3rd Eye will provide real-time information on fleet management and route efficiencies to asset management and predictive maintenance.

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October 26, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

Ivyland, Pennsylvania-based Leck Waste Systems, a waste hauler serving commercial customers throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County, northeast Philadelphia and southern Lehigh County has added a 3rd Eye vehicle data suite to its operations. Katy, Texas-based 3rd Eye’s Enhance vehicle behavioral analytics (VBA) is designed to provide vehicle-based data collection and reporting solutions.

3rd Eye, an industry leader in vehicle safety camera and radar solutions, says it has developed technology that digitally interprets chassis and body system inputs and communicates this information in real time through 3rd Eye’s Hurricane Gateway. In addition, 3rd Eye camera data can be transmitted through the gateway, allowing Leck to view and report on situational inputs immediately.

“I believe that moving forward, our fleet would be utilizing Enhanced VBA because it is a necessity more than a luxury,” says Jason Leck, vice president, Leck Waste Services. “Enhance gives us the ability to have an in-depth look of our fleet and allows us to be more profitable against a competitor in a marketplace where there are very little margins.”

Founded in 1971, Leck Waste Systems operates more than 35 commercial vehicles ranging from commercial rear loaders and front loaders to roll-offs. The company also offers compactor, baler, shredding and portable toilet service.

Darrick Reed, president of 3rd Eye, says, “From route efficiencies to asset management to predictive maintenance, 3rd Eye’s Enhance VBA allows fleet owners to better manage their fleet, more efficiently facilitate route collection as well as receive real-time feedback from the vehicle regarding predictive diagnostics. This allows us to better schedule fleet maintenance and reduces our asset downtime.”

“With 3rd Eye’s Enhance VBA, I can respond much faster to service requests as well as validate proof of service in real time,” Leck says. “But it also lets me know how the body systems are performing in concert with the chassis. My operations manager uses this information to schedule maintenance. It’s like the vehicle is talking to me and telling me how it’s feeling. It’s a game changer.”

Downers Grove, Illinois-based Dover’s 3rd Eye was formed in 2001. The company provides real-time vehicle function/route performance analytics and uses camera systems to capture and document in-cab and external events to improve the safety, reliability and profitability of collection fleet operations.