Nationwide trash collection company deploys TomTom navigation

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TomTom, the world’s largest navigation solution provider, announced that 1-888-Trash-It! (, an environmentally-conscious trash collection company serving both residential and commercial customers, has deployed the TomTom Work solution throughout its fleet nationwide.

TomTom Work ( provides businesses with a connected navigation solution, the company says, which combines tracking and tracing technology with smart navigation for easy, two-way communication for cars, dispatchers, fleet managers and drivers.

TomTom WORK provided 1-888-Trash-It!, originally based in the Detroit area, a way to dispatch and track vehicles. It also delivered two-way communication and professional reporting capabilities.

Since 1-888-Trash-It! grows its business through a franchisee base, the company was faced with the challenge of quickly scaling its systems to meet its growing fleets of trucks. TomTom Work allowed franchisees to quickly set-up, implement and operate a full-scale trash collection business, the company says.

According to TomTom, the key benefits of TomTom Work are:

Smart and efficient tracking, tracing and planning. TomTom Work’s tracking and tracing technology is easy to install and allows managers to view vehicles in real-time on digital maps and determine exact locations from their computer. Once the positioned is determined, the best vehicles in-route can be easily selected to manage new tasks.

Professional reporting. Using TomTom WORK, businesses can produce automatic logbooks of driving time, times of standstill for mileage calculation, and payroll and expense accounting. Managers can receive a variety of daily, weekly and monthly reports for the level of data transparency the company requires.

Easy and clear navigation. TomTom WORK’s smart navigation system orders jobs by destination address, so that tasks can be completed faster. Drivers can plan their day efficiently and reroute as necessary making work easy and hassle free.

Two way communication. Office-based managers can communicate with drivers by sending orders and text messages, enabling client orders and locations to be updated and new tasks and navigation coordinates to be sent to appropriate drivers. Drivers can send (standard) messages on order and work status.