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FLEET MANAGEMENT

"We have a saying where we like to see the driver, the mechanic and
the truck become one." -Hank Brown, director of fleet operations

//TFC Recycling provides waste solutions
for more than 700,000 homes and 4,000
commercial customers.

Not Trash Talk

TFC RECYCLING KEEPS ITS FLEET OF RECYCLING
AND TRASH TRUCKS RUNNING WITH A 24/7 MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT AND A WELL-TRAINED STAFF.
>TFC RECYCLING

BY RUSS GAGER

Horse riders are thought to be the
people with the closest relationship
to their mode of transportation. But at
TFC Recycling, drivers stay with the
same truck for years, and mechanics
work on those trucks every day. "We
have a saying where we like to see the
driver, the mechanic and the truck become one," Director of Fleet Operations
Hank Brown says.

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That saying is based on frequent
experience, not just a metaphysical
connection. "When you have a fleet of
trucks and they stay with you for so long,
you tend to know them," Brown asserts.
"You know when they need things. You
hear them, how they roll down the road.
A mechanic can smell if something like
a brake seal is leaking before the driver
feels it in his brakes. Being around the
same trucks continuously, you learn the

fleet, the native knowledge that comes
with the guys who work here every day.
That's the part that you really get in tune
with, because the guys know the trucks,
and the drivers communicate so well
with the mechanics."
TFC Recycling provides waste
solutions for more than 700,000 homes
across Virginia and North Carolina
and 4,000 commercial customers and
construction sites. "We're the largest
privately owned recycler in Virginia,"
-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
TFC Recycling
www.tfcrecycling.com
Projected 2016 revenue: $60 million
Headquarters: Chesapeake, Va.
Employees: 350
Specialty: Single-stream recyling
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