Apr 22,2016

The City of Orlando Completes its Fleet of 29 Automated Side Loader Refuse Trucks Featuring Parker’s RunWise® System

- With 10 new trucks now on the road, the City of Orlando has completed its planned expansion of the fuel-saving vehicles with three years of repeat orders.


CLEVELAND – April 22, 2014 – Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announced that the City of Orlando, Fla., launched 10 new Autocar® E3™ hybrid refuse trucks featuring Parker’s fuel-saving RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System. The newly launched trucks complete plans to expand the fleet to 29 total. With three years of repeat orders, the City of Orlando has remained committed to saving taxpayers money through efficient technology that reduces fuel consumption up to 50 percent.


With more than four million miles of operation, the RunWise-equipped refuse trucks capture more than 71 percent of a vehicle’s otherwise lost braking energy, which can save up to 4,300 gallons of fuel per year, per truck.


“The City of Orlando’s fleet of automated side loader refuse trucks featuring our RunWise system, proves that the technology works and continues to cut costs and reduce emissions for the city,” said Shane Terblanche, general manager, hybrid drive systems at Parker Hannifin. “Starting with just four trucks about three years ago, we are encouraged by the feedback from the City of Orlando which indicates nearly an average of 48 percent fuel savings, reduced brake changes and increased productivity.”


The RunWise hybrid drive system increases productivity and reduces downtime by accumulating energy from the vehicle's braking system to power the truck each time it accelerates. In the City of Orlando, they were able to reduce brake maintenance from two changes per year to just one anticipated change over 10 years of regular service. They also saw increased productivity with drivers returning back to the depot 10-15 percent faster than those servicing comparable routes with traditional refuse trucks. In addition, RunWise’s unique advanced series drive system is the only offering on the market that reduces noise pollution and emissions.


A case study on the Annual Cost Avoidance for the City of Orlando’s first nine RunWise trucks was performed using telematics and data collected from their fleet. The City of Orlando launched its first four units in December 2013, the next five in February 2014, which the below case study is based upon.

Estimated annual brake savings: $12,000/truck

The Autocar® E3™ equipped with RunWise technology is also available to waste management companies on a rent-to-own basis through Big Truck Rental. With trucks in 30 cities across the U.S., RunWise is the nation’s leader in hydraulic hybrid technology. The RunWise version of the Autocar refuse trucks operate in Orlando and several other municipalities around the country, including Miami-Dade County, Fla., Sacramento, Calif., Tacoma, Wash, Houston and Austin, Texas.

For additional information on Parker’s hydraulic hybrid drive technology, visit http://parkerhybrid.parker.com.


About Parker Hannifin Corporation

With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company operates in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 59 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's website at www.parker.com, or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.