CMS News

We’ve been shortlisted for a national technology award!

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award by Investors in People – for our work on helping to tackle environmental air pollution.

CMS have led on the development of a mobile air monitoring device that can be fitted to refuse trucks to enable councils to monitor, and better understand, their local air quality.  It is this work that has resulted in a shortlisting in the Outstanding Use of Technology sector.

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Biffa Raises £60k for WasteAid 

CMS customer Biffa have been fundraising for WasteAid, a charity set up by British waste management professionals to spread recycling skills around the world.

Initially Biffa wanted to raise £11,000 but once contributions from their industry partners were added, the total has reached almost £34,000!  Once Aid Matched by the Government Biffa will have raised more than £60,000 for WasteAid. 

Congratulations Biffa, a fantastic fundraising achievement!  CMS donated off-roading tickets that were auctioned to the highest bidder. 

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CMS SupaTrak provide telematics monitoring at Dennis Eagle’s Annual Ride & Drive Event: 

Once again we are delighted to be supporting Dennis Eagle at their annual Ride & Drive event on 10 September. 

The challenge for participants is to navigate a course designed to test the drivers’ capabilities to handle a waste collection vehicle and the driver with the highest EEDI* score wins.  CMS will be providing the telematics to monitor how each participant is driving, including speeding, harsh acceleration and throtte alerts. 

Good luck to everyone taking part! 

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Helping Hako raise their telematics to another level

We’re very proud to have been featured in Hako’s own company magazine.  We’ve developed Hako Connect – a bespoke and unique telematics system that’s helping Hako give their customers first-class and proactive service.

Hako and CMS have very similar ethos in the way that we operate and our partnership working has enabled us to devise a bespoke system that gives Hako an advantage over their competitors.

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Go Plant trialing GTL fuel & CMS air quality monitoring

Go Plant Fleet Services are undertaking trials of GTL fuel, an alternative to diesel which helps reduce emissions and improve the air quality around us.  To gather air quality data they are using CMS mobile air quality monitors.

Find out more about mobile air quality monitoring and the OWL Clean Air Project go to:  OWL Clean Air Project


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Waste on Wheels Cycle Team Challenged to the limits!

The dreadful weather of June 2019 will go down in waste industry legend – thanks to the awful riding conditions that the Waste on Wheels cycle team faced during their three-day, 170 mile 2019 charity bike ride from Reading to Weston-super-Mare.

The wind gusted and it rained, and rained and rained some more.  There were punctures galore, torn lycra, broken wheels, shredded tyres and several riders ended up out of the saddle. 

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Changing Driver Behaviour at Huntingdonshire District Council

Find out more about how CMS driver-behaviour coaching has reduced fuel and vehicle maintenance costs for Huntingdonshire District Council.

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We’ve achieved ISO9001 and ISO14001 with flying colours!

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded ISO9001 and ISO14001 international standards after passing our audits without a single area of non-compliance!

The international quality standard 9001:2015, and environmental standard 14001:2015, are awarded only to those businesses who can demonstrate that their staff work to comprehensive and robust processes and procedures and that they are ensuring quality and consistency throughout their entire business.

These accreditations come after a year of substantial and positive internal change at CMS. 

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Saving Lives with the Clean Air Project

Saving Lives with the Clean Air Project

The topic of global air pollution is now hitting the media headlines almost every day.  At the start of 2019 a UK child’s fatal asthma attack was directly linked to air pollution and April 19 saw the introduction of London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone.  With other cities expected to follow suit in the future it’s inevitable that air quality is now rapidly rising up the Government’s agenda.

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Working with Hako Machines to minimise customer downtime

Download our case study to find out more about how we work with Hako Machines to help them improve first-time fix rates and ultimately minimise customer downtime.

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